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October 24, 2018
​It's that time of year again – the opening of Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship applications! The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019. This internship experience places emerging Indigenous...
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October 23, 2018
Data governance and nation rebuilding are integral to the success of the other. As tribes rebuild their governance institutions, they increase their capacity to govern their data, which in turn, facilitates stronger evidence-based decision...
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September 18, 2018
The 6th National Conference on Education for Indigenous Peoples in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, China, brought together representatives from 34 regional colleges interested in indigenous education. Native Nations Institute was the only international organization to present...
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September 17, 2018
On October 9th-11th, NNI will hold the second Project Youth ACT (Agents of Change within Tribes) workshop. Last year, 11 indigenous youth from the greater Tucson area participated in the event designed to support advocacy efforts of indigenous high school students. This year, Pascua Yaqui Tribe...
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September 17, 2018
An Aboriginal Treaty Working Group from the state of Victoria in Australia met with Native Nations Institute (NNI) staff to discuss Indigenous nation building. Unlike the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, Australia does not have treaties with Indigenous peoples. As part of its own reconciliation...
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September 14, 2018
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...
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August 14, 2018
In July 2018, NNI Research Director Miriam Jorgensen, an inaugural member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) Leadership Council, participated in two CICD-sponsored national meetings on trust land development and homeownership in Indian...
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August 14, 2018
NNI's Tribal Services staff traveled to the homelands of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians to lead a Native Nation Building and Strategic Planning Session...
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August 14, 2018
Native Nations Institute understands sometimes the best way to reach learners is to allow them to access it from the comfort of their own desk or even recliner. Since beginning the distance learning program, NNI brings nation building to the busiest tribal offices and most remote reservations...
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August 10, 2018
Since the creation of the Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program in 1996, 267 Native American and Alaska Native Students from 120 tribes have participated in the program. The students gain on-the-ground experience with the federal legislative process and witness...