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March 24, 2020
Amid the risk of contracting COVID-19, and with the guidance of the University of Arizona, the Native Nations Institute has taken precautions to reduce the impact and spread of infection and will work remotely for the foreseeable future...
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March 23, 2020
The six recipients of the Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards (Spring 2020) are working on innovative research...
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January 30, 2020
The Indigenous Governance Program, a joint program of the Native Nations Institute (NNI) and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) at the James E. Rogers College of Law, is excited to announce its first-ever cohort...
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January 30, 2020
The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) welcomed 118 participants from around the world to January in Tucson 2020 (JIT), capping off the largest JIT on record. JIT is three-week, intensive Indigenous governance education session offered through the...
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January 30, 2020
Native Nation Institute (NNI) Research Analyst, Mary Beth Jäger (Citizen Potawatomi) and Student Data Manager Kyra James (Navajo Nation, Dine’) presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico...
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January 29, 2020
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) is proud to announce the 2020 Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards. Six recipients are working on innovative research related to contemporary Indigenous issues that have practical policy implications and the potential to be useful to Indigenous leaders...
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December 19, 2019
​Native Nations Institute (NNI) welcomes Eugenia P. Tashquinth (Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham), as the new Administrative Assistant. Tashquinth comes to NNI from the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Tribal Gaming Office and has worked for the Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources...
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December 19, 2019
The Native Nations Rebuilders Program (Rebuilders) is an opportunity for emerging and established leaders to further build networks and grow their knowledge base to more effectively lead in their communities. The program, administered by the Native Governance Center...
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December 19, 2019
The third convening of Common Roots, Common Futures, hosted by the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre, University of Waikato in Aotearoa November 10th-15th, 2019 connected academics and practitioners from Indigenous communities in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand...
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November 26, 2019
NNI staff attended the National Congress of American Indians’ 76th Annual Convention & Marketplace, Sovereignty in Action during the week of October 20th in Albuquerque, NM. Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi), Director of Business Development...