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November 26, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation hosted the semi-annual International Advisory Council (IAC) on their homelands in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Chief Leah George and fellow citizens of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation welcomed the IAC with a prayer and song...
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November 26, 2019
As the new year approaches, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) is rapidly gearing up for January in Tucson (JIT) 2020. JIT is an intensive education session hosted by NNI’s Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) in partnership with...
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November 26, 2019
​Native nations are an integral part of today’s society, whether it be through everyday interactions or the names of places and landmarks.That cannot be more true for Tucson and the University of Arizona (UArizona)...
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November 26, 2019
The TenWest Impact Festival was a week-long conference, October 11-20,2019, that included many local perspectives that showcase and solve economic, social, cultural, and environmental challenges facing our communities...
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September 30, 2019
Native Nations Institute and the Crow Canyon Archeological Center (CCAC) co-hosted the Building Native Nations: Native American Heritage and Governance Conference on August 6 - 8, 2019...
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September 30, 2019
In the wake of the #noDAPL movement and of the 2018 U.S. election, in which Native politics played a prominent role, Indigenous people, Native nations, and tribal governments should be more visible than ever in political science...
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September 30, 2019
The Native Nations Institute is pleased to welcome Cheryl Ellenwood, M.A. (Nez Perce) and Lydia Jennings (Pascua Yaqui and Huichol) as Doctoral Scholars and Ibrahim Garba, M.A., J.D., LL.M. as a Postdoctoral Fellow...
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September 30, 2019
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) is honored to host Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jason Mika, a descendant of the Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand...
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September 30, 2019
In 2018 the University of North Carolina (UNC) created the Cumpston Fellows First-Generation Student Initiative to support first-generation college students explore their identity and concepts of borders and borderlands...
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August 23, 2019
Native Nation Institute (NNI) researchers Danielle Hiraldo (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina), Mary Beth Jäger (Citizen Potowatomi), and Student Data Manager Kyra James (Navajo Nation, Diné) presented at The National Economic Association (NEA)...