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December 2, 2020
Registration for January in Tucson) 2021 is currently underway! The Native Nations Institute’s Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) will host its annual flagship event throughout the month of January 2021. Two new courses addressing Indigenous leadership and problem gambling...
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December 2, 2020
2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges to our safety, well-being, and governance. It has also resulted in increased opportunities for Native nations/communities to partner with external entities...
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September 30, 2020
NNI’s youth programs both launched and continued several initiatives aimed at engaging youth across the country and strengthening their knowledge about Native nation building and entrepreneurship...
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September 29, 2020
At the invitation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6, the Native Nations Institute is making sure that tribal governments and communities are represented in FEMA’s coronavirus-focused...
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September 29, 2020
The NNI digital resources team spread its wings this summer with the development of NNI’s first podcast series. In each 30-minute episode, Indigenous high school and college students...
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September 29, 2020
New grants for NNI research from the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Environmental Health, Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, Canadian Institutes for Health, Social Sciences...
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September 24, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the passing this month of Hunkpapa Lakota warrior, leader, and educator David M. Gipp. A citizen of th​e Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave was a national leader in Indian education and in the ongoing fight...
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July 22, 2020
Established in 2018, the Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Coordination Network, has created connections...
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June 5, 2020
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) stand in solidarity with those seeking justice for George Floyd, Dion Johnson, Dalvin Hollins, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and every Black person’s life...
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May 26, 2020
Over the last three weeks Miriam Jorgensen, NNI’s director of research, and three other scholars affiliated with NNI and its sister program, the Harvard Project on American Indian...