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  • New JOPNA recently published:

    New JOPNA recently published: "Why beggar thy Indian neighbor? The case for tribal primacy in taxation in Indian country"

    By: Kelly S. Croman & Jonathan B. Taylor

  • "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

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On June 23, 2016, NNI graduate research associate Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (Northern Cheyenne) took part in the one-day Sihasin Summit: Reflecting on Research and Data Management in the Navajo Nation, convened at Diné College’s Shiprock, New Mexico campus. Jointly sponsored by the…
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“We want to live in a tribal community where higher education is the norm and cultural identity is strong,” agreed Native student and teachers in the Center for Integrated Access Network (CIAN) Education Program. On July 14, 2016, through an introductory session on Native nation…
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August 22, 2016
The Tohono O’odham Nation (TON) Legislative Council convened a Special Session on June 21, 2016 to better connect Tohono O’odham youth with the University of Arizona. The session was also open to the Tohono O’odham public and broadcast live on KOHN, the tribal radio station. The…
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Over the last 20 years, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) and the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) have made the University of Arizona a leader in the field of Indigenous nation building. As part of the University’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, NNI…