• New JOPNA recently published:

    New JOPNA recently published: "Why beggar thy Indian neighbor? The case for tribal primacy in taxation in Indian country"

    By: Kelly S. Croman & Jonathan B. Taylor

  • "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

  • NNI Celebrates 15 Years of Strengthening Indigenous Governance!

    NNI Celebrates 15 Years of Strengthening Indigenous Governance!

Latest NNI News

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July 18, 2016
This position provides administrative support and assistance to the staff of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy’s (UC) Native Nations Institute (NNI) for activities related to the Native Governance Center (NGC) Partnership. NNI was founded in 2001 by The University of…
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July 18, 2016
On June 3, 2016, NNI executive director Joan Timeche and outreach specialist/senior researcher Danielle Hiraldo, were in Washington, D.C. to provide a daylong program on Native nation rebuilding to the Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Interns.
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July 18, 2016
On June 27-30, 2016, NNI staff participated in this year's National Congress of American Indians 11th Annual Tribal Leader-Scholar Forum in Spokane, WA. The forum was centered on the theme, "Changing Climates, Inspiring Hope: Using Research to Transform Systems."
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July 18, 2016
U.S. Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN) co-founder and NNI graduate research associate Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear has been appointed by the director of the U.S. Census Bureau to a second 3-year term on the bureau’s National Advisory Council for Racial, Ethnic, and Other…
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May 13, 2016
NNI staff will participate in this year’s NCAI Midyear Tribal Leader-Scholar Forum, June 27-30, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Senior researcher Rachel Starks joins Tohono O’odham Community College faculty Adrian Quijada, to present at the ‘NCAI Policy Research Center Partner’s Roundtable:…