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February 20, 2019
A major highlight of this year’s January in Tucson included the addition of a speaker series funded by University of Arizona's Commission on the Status of Women. The Indigenous Governance Program was excited to host three remarkable women for Native Women in Governance Speaker Series: Perspectives on Leadership...
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February 20, 2019
The International Advisory Council held their biannual meeting on December 14-15, 2018 at the University of Arizona. There were a number of new participants at this meeting, including Jesse Navarro, Senior Program Coordinator for Tribal Relations, who started the meeting off...
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February 20, 2019
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) welcomed 74 participants from around the world to this year’s January in Tucson (JIT), a three-week, intensive Indigenous governance education session offered by the University of Arizona’s Indigenous Governance Program (IGP). IGP, is a joint...
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February 20, 2019
​Kyra James (Navajo Nation/Diné) joined Native Nations Institute in December as the new student office and project assistant. James is a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Family Studies and Human Development, with a minor in Anthropology. In her coursework, she has focused on Native American youth...
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December 18, 2018
Native Nations Institute Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) attended International Data Week International Data Week (IDW) in Gaborone, Botswana. Rainie, a Co-Chair for the Research Data Alliance's...
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December 17, 2018
Native Nations Institute (NNI) presented work at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, 2018 in Washington DC. This is the second year that NNI has been invited to engage with AGU. This year’s meeting focused on ethics, diversity, and inclusion...
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December 17, 2018
​On November 16, Native Nations Institute (NNI) facilitated an introductory Youth Entrepreneur workshop for 14 students from Baboquivari High School on the Tohono O'odham (TO) Nation Reservation. The fundamentals of business basics, successful business practices in Indian Country...
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December 17, 2018
Each week during January in Tucson 2019, the Indigenous Governance Program will host a distinguished American Indian women leader to share insights from her experiences working in Native governance. Invited speakers will deliver a noon-hour lecture, and will be invited to discuss their leadership roles...
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November 16, 2018
More than 75 Passamaquoddy citizens attended a three-day leadership and planning workshop facilitated by NNI Tribal Services. Nation building curriculum included case study presentations and discussion, implementation of nation building lessons, and research on why...
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November 16, 2018
NNI developed Project Youth ACT as a way to bring nation building to Indian Country's rising, young leaders. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe youth from the Lutu'uria Youth Group (LYG) and Youth Move group participated in daily workshops and skills...