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July 26, 2017
Interns from 8 native nations are currently working in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and various executive branch agencies..
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May 31, 2017
Native nations in the United States are increasingly exercising Indigenous data sovereignty (ID-Sov)— the right of a nation to govern the collection, ownership, and application of its own data. While ID-Sov is the goal, data governance— the ownership, collection, control, analysis, and use of data— provides mechanisms for achieving that goal.
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May 29, 2017
Project Youth ACT (Agents of Change within Tribes) is a summer workshop designed to support Indigenous youth advocating for social justice and change within their communities.
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May 26, 2017
On June 12 – 15, 2017, NNI associate director and USIDSN co-founder Stephanie Carroll Rainie and NNI graduate research associate and USIDSN co-founder Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear will present...
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May 26, 2017
The Indigenous Governance Program at the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting registrations for the upcoming January in Tucson 2018...
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May 26, 2017
In December 2016, two graduate students were awarded the NNI Graduate Student Research and Travel Funds. The Native Nations Institute first awarded the funding in June 2016 to four...
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May 11, 2017
In the past five years has your tribe conducted a comprehensive tribal survey of tribal citizens or community (not the US Census) to create population, demographic, and/or socioeconomic members information for decision-making?​ 
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May 11, 2017
Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Jennifer Lee Schultz, Eileen Briggs, Patricia Briggs, and Nancy Lynn Palmanteer-Holder’s article, “Data as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance, and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the...
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April 18, 2017
Two University of Arizona units—the Udall Center’s Native Nations Institute and Climate Assessment for the Southwest, which is housed at the Institute of the Environment—convened a policy forum on Indigenous cultural uses of water April...
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April 18, 2017
More than two hundred Alaska Native tribal government leaders, corporation leaders and staff, state and federal government officials, academics, and other community partners gathered at...