• "Our [NNI] job is to provide people with the things they need to make positive change in Indian country."

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "Where are the models? What are other nations doing out there? We need to know if it's working and how we can use it."

    - Joan Timeche, Executive Director

  • "We often want a quick fix in our Native communities, but we need to remember that we live in complex societies. Change can take a while."

    - Rachel Rose Starks, Senior Researcher

  • "[NNI education programs] gives me insight in different ways of how to govern… with one goal in mind and that is to protect our land, protect our culture, and most of all, most importantly, protect our people."

    - Rosa J. Long, Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman, Cocopah Indian Tribe

Latest NNI News

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February 3, 2016
In December 2015, the Native Nations Institute wrapped up work on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded project "Beyond Health Care: Community, Culture, and Governance in the Health of Native Nations." Originally intended to analyze primary and secondary health and other community…
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February 2, 2016
Director of Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Review begins Feb. 10, 2016 Currently seeking Udall Center Director The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona is currently accepting applications for the position of Director. The Udall Center…
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January 18, 2016
The Udall Foundation Scholarship program awards merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. In 2016, the Foundation will award 60 $7,000 scholarships, and intends for 20 of those to be…