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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...
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March 29, 2018
Drs. Stephen Cornell and Miriam Jorgensen presented their paper, “What are the Limits on Social Inclusion? Organizing Indigenous Governance in Canada and the United States?” at the third annual Canada Colloquium presented by Fulbright Canada, the Center for the Study of Canada...
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March 29, 2018
On March 6, 2018, NNI Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi) moderated the panel “Strategy for Comprehensive Economic Development: Process, Engaging Stakeholders, and Benefits” at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES)...
March 29, 2018
Reflecting on our record-setting JIT 2018, Tribal Professionals Cohort participant Bridget Valenzuela (Pascua Yaqui Tribe) stated, "I really think January in Tucson has provided a plethora of opportunities for professional development ...the caliber of people that have been invited and that are participating...
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March 28, 2018
On March 1-2, 2018, two NNI staff attended the inaugural meeting of The Indigenous Foods Knowledge Network, which was hosted by the Gila River Indian Community. The Network, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to connect...
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January 22, 2018
TUCSON, Arizona – January in Tucson (JIT), the annual intensive education session in Indigenous governance offered by the University of Arizona (UA) Indigenous Governance Program, kicked off last week by welcoming an international...