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April 21, 2022
​During the conception of "The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis" study (NSF-OPP Award # 2035161), the Indigenous Research Advisory Committee strongly…
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April 21, 2022
In December 2021, NNI welcomed members to the NNI Tribal Professional Cohort 2022 (TPC). The one-year cohort experience equips Native leaders with knowledge and tools for Native Nation Building. This year’s TPC included elected leaders and staff from…
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April 21, 2022
On February 18, Andrew Martinez (Tohono O'odham, Diegueno, Yaqui) participated in the Data Decision to Action: Public Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery panel session during the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual…
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February 15, 2022
One surprising outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the attention it has focused on rural America. Opportunities for remote work and the increased attractiveness of places with lower population densities, reasonable costs of living, and open spaces...
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February 3, 2022
The Native Nations Institute’s (NNI) Tribal and Direct Services team, which assists Native nations or organizations strengthen their governance, has been continuing their education and facilitation services virtually since March 2020 but at the end…
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February 3, 2022
The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network has been working on the "Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis study". This project was co-developed with a university…
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February 3, 2022
The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) recently hosted its annual flagship event, January in Tucson 2022 (JIT). Each year, this intensive education session brings together distinguished faculty in the fields of Indigenous governance and Indigenous…
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February 2, 2022
Native nation rebuilding: what is it and how does it happen? This is the core question at the root of our work at NNI, and with the launch of our updated course platform, Rebuilding Native Nations Online. While RNN Online is not a comprehensive…
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November 10, 2021
On September 23, 2021, as part of the week-long festivities celebrating the opening of the University of Arizona D.C. Center, NNI executive director Joan Timeche (Hopi) delivered a hybrid workshop, Building Relationships in Indian Country: Native…
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November 10, 2021
NNI welcomes Mara H. Castro as our new Program Coordinator. Mara grew up in an Arizonan border town with Sonora, Mexico where she learned to value traditions and cultures. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology...