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    - Joan Timeche, Executive Director

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    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

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Latest NNI News

January 22, 2018
TUCSON, Arizona – January in Tucson (JIT), the annual intensive education session in Indigenous governance offered by the University of Arizona (UA) Indigenous Governance Program, kicked off last week by welcoming an international...
December 20, 2017
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe invited the Native Nations Institute's (NNI) Tribal Services and our partners at the Native Governance Center (NGC) to facilitate a Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) Constitutional Convention...
November 22, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $499,006 over four years to the project “Networking Indigenous Arctic and U.S. Southwest Communities on Knowledge Co-Production in Data Sciences”, which will focus...
November 16, 2017
"Turtle Talk is designed to allow tribal lawyers to have access to legal materials, primary source documents, without paying law firms or Westlaw/Lexis..."
October 16, 2017
In recognition of their outstanding contributions to Native America, two long-time members of the Native Nations Institute International Advisory Council (IAC), David Gipp and Regis Pecos, received important honors in the fall of 2017.