• Policy Brief on ID-Sov Just Published

    By the founders of the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network

  • 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.

  • "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

May 31, 2017
Native nations in the United States are increasingly exercising Indigenous data sovereignty (ID-Sov)— the right of a nation to govern the collection, ownership, and application of its own data. While ID-Sov is the goal, data governance— the ownership, collection, control,…
May 29, 2017
Project Youth ACT (Agents of Change within Tribes) is a summer workshop designed to support Indigenous youth advocating for social justice and change within their communities.
May 26, 2017
On June 12 – 15, 2017, NNI associate director and USIDSN co-founder Stephanie Carroll Rainie and NNI graduate research associate and USIDSN co-founder Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear will present...
May 26, 2017
The Indigenous Governance Program at the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting registrations for the upcoming January in Tucson 2018...
May 26, 2017
In December 2016, two graduate students were awarded the NNI Graduate Student Research and Travel Funds. The Native Nations Institute first awarded the funding in June 2016 to four...