• New Release: Video Coverage of the Alaska Tribal Government Symposium 2016

    New Release: Video Coverage of the Alaska Tribal Government Symposium 2016

    Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tribal Management Program and the Tanana Chiefs Conference

  • Publication Announcement: Data As A Strategic Resource

    Publication Announcement: Data As A Strategic Resource

    By our Associate Director: Stephanie Carroll Rainie, et al.

  • Publication Announcement: "Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review"

    By our Research Director, Miriam Jorgensen, and Randall K.Q. Akee


    Made possible by the US Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund and the Udall Foundation

  • "Our [NNI] job is to provide people with the things they need to make positive change in Indian country."

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "Where are the models? What are other nations doing out there? We need to know if it's working and how we can use it."

    - Joan Timeche, Executive Director

  • "We often want a quick fix in our Native communities, but we need to remember that we live in complex societies. Change can take a while."

    - Rachel Rose Starks, Senior Researcher

  • "[NNI education programs] gives me insight in different ways of how to govern… with one goal in mind and that is to protect our land, protect our culture, and most of all, most importantly, protect our people."

    - Rosa J. Long, Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman, Cocopah Indian Tribe

Latest NNI News

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May 11, 2017
In the past five years has your tribe conducted a comprehensive tribal survey of tribal citizens or community (not the US Census) to create population, demographic, and/or socioeconomic members information for decision-making?​ 
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Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Jennifer Lee Schultz, Eileen Briggs, Patricia Briggs, and Nancy Lynn Palmanteer-Holder’s article, “Data as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance, and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the...
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Two University of Arizona units—the Udall Center’s Native Nations Institute and Climate Assessment for the Southwest, which is housed at the Institute of the Environment—convened a policy forum on Indigenous cultural uses of water April...
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More than two hundred Alaska Native tribal government leaders, corporation leaders and staff, state and federal government officials, academics, and other community partners gathered at...
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April 4, 2017
Are you someone who collects, analyzes, uses, or stores data about Indigenous nations, communities, and/or citizens for research, decision making, policy, program development or evaluation?