Join us for January in Tucson 2019

Come Join us for January in Tucson 2019

09/14/18 02:41:am

Registration is now open for the Native Nations Institute’s January in Tucson (JIT) event. Now in its sixth year, JIT is hosted by the Indigenous Governance Program, a partnership between NNI and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. JIT spans three weeks and consists of fourteen stand-alone courses on topics ranging from Native Economic Development to Comparative Indigenous Governance. Participants can earn a Continuing Education Certificate from NNI after completing six JIT courses.

Since its inception in 2012, JIT has attracted participants representing more than 50 Indigenous nations from 6 continents, who combined earned over 600 continuing education, or academic credits through IGP course offerings. Program Manager Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo) explains, “three distinguishing features set JIT apart from other Native governance programs: scope, reputation, and diversity. JIT provides a comprehensive experience that gives participants access to a wide body of information on Indigenous and Native nation building. Combine this depth of knowledge with a world class faculty that created the standard for research and scholarship in the field, and it’s easy to see why we are fortunate to welcome participants who come from all corners of the globe each year. We’re really excited for JIT 2019.”

Indeed, scores of participants from across Indian Country, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada attended JIT in past years, and shared their own expertise with the cohort. This adds a valuable secondary level of learning and experience to the event.

" brings together Indigenous critically think about things and get into those uncomfortable spaces... as a group of young Indigenous leaders trying to advance our interests. If you want to talk about building nations... this is the place to be. "

-Kluane Adamek (Kluane First Nation) | JIT 2017 & Simon Fraser University eMBA Cohort 2016-2019 Member

This January, JIT will host a special speaker series featuring Indigenous Women in Governance, funded by the University of Arizona’s Commission on the Status of Women. This series will provide an exceptional platform for distinguished American Indian women leaders to share insights from their experiences working in governance.

Registration remains open through December 1, 2018. Course registration information and financial aid options can all be found at


Images: JIT 2017/2018 participants (top), Kluane Adamek (bottom).

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