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  • "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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November 29, 2016
NNI’s International Advisory Council (IAC) convened in Fort Yates, ND at the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort on October 21-22, 2016. The IAC, which meets twice a year, consists of current and past Native leaders, scholars, community leaders, administrators, and nonprofit…
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November 14, 2016
The Native Nations Institute is pleased to announce its Constitution Resource Center (CRC), a unique resource for Indigenous nations involved in constitutional reform. The CRC is an online platform that combines essential overview information with expert analysis and first-person…
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November 14, 2016
On October 5, 2016 the Native Nations Institute and the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN) hosted the first annual Indigenous Open Data Summit, a pre-meeting event of the International Open Data Conference in Madrid, Spain.
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October 14, 2016
Introducing our first NNI Graduate Student Research and Travel Funds recipients: Carrie Nuva Joseph, Jaime Yazzie, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, and Megan Baker! The Native Nations Institute awarded $1500 each to four graduate students on June 13, 2016.
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August 22, 2016
For several years, and often in collaboration with the Native Nations Institute (NNI), Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) has been developing Tigua-appropriate strategies for addressing its governance challenges. As part of these efforts, NNI executive director Joan Timeche (Hopi)...