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April 24, 2019
In February, the Brookings Institute hosted The Future of American Indian Gaming: The next 30 years. Organized by Randall Akee, a David Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institute and frequent Native Nations Institute (NNI) contributor, the event presented key findings...
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April 24, 2019
Miriam Jorgensen, NNI Research Director and Alison Vivian, Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at University of Technology Sydney, have won an Australian Research Council (ARC) to continue their nation-building work in Australia...
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April 24, 2019
On March 12-15, the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) convened its second meeting for scholars, educators, and practitioners to discuss current research and community capacity building. The Network seeks to build connections among Indigenous communities in the Arctic and the US...
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April 24, 2019
University of Arizona student, Keoni Quinonez (Navajo Nation, Diné), has joined the Native Nations Institute team as the new Office Assistant. Quinonez is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and is interested in learning more about policy analysis...
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April 24, 2019
Andrew Martinez (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), NNI Research Specialist, was selected for The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Program. This competitive application program creates and supports a network of highly...
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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...