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February 13, 2017
NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen will present preliminary findings of the “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” report and data review at a public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission and at the “Native Access to Capital and Credit Roundtable,” both hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.
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February 13, 2017
From November 30 - December 2, 2016 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN, the Native Governance Center and Native Nations Institute welcomed Native Nation Rebuilders from Cohort 7 for their final educational meeting and Rebuilders from Cohort 8 for their first meeting.
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February 3, 2017
The upcoming March 9th-10th conference, "'Who Belongs?' From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment," to be held at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law gathers attendees to explore such questions relating to citizenship and community--
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December 20, 2016
The Native Nations Institute produced a three-part educational video series called, “Water is Life” in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The video series brings a Native nation building perspective to the current conflict...
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December 20, 2016
The first Alaska Native Tribal Government Symposium—intended to build knowledge, understanding, and relationships for the advancement of tribal government in Alaska—convened on November 15-17, 2016 at Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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December 13, 2016
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) within the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy seeks candidates for a one-year appointment to the position of Research Analyst. At the direction of the Research Director, the Research Analyst will participate in designated research activities of NNI. NNI was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2001 with the express purpose of serving as a self-determination, development, and self-governance resource to Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere by providing practical research, educational programs, and hands-on collaboration designed to assist Indigenous peoples in rebuilding their nations according to their own designs.
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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 organization executives.
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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 stories about Native nations’ constitutional innovations, setbacks, and successes.
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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.