• "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

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    NNI Celebrates 15 Years of Strengthening Indigenous Governance!

Latest NNI News

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April 20, 2016
It is with great excitement that NNI introduces the establishment of an important new network committed to access, utility, relevance, and protection of Indigenous data in the United States. The United States Indigenous Sovereignty Network (USIDSN) follows in the footsteps of…
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March 11, 2016
January in Tucson (JIT) is a 3-week session of courses offered by the Indigenous Governance Programs (a partnership between the Native Nations Institute and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Programs) at the University of Arizona campus. JIT brings together distinguished…
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March 11, 2016
The Indigenous Governance Program convened its inaugural TRIBAL PROFESSIONALS COHORT at January in Tucson 2016. Each cohort comprises a small group of tribal professionals (10 or fewer selected each year) interested in strengthening their tribe's governance. The cohort provides…