In direct response to the emerging challenges facing American Indian nations, First Nations in Canada, and Indigenous groups elsewhere in the world, the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) was created to serve as a self-determination, development, and self-governance resource. With programming based on more than 20 years of research, NNI is in a unique position to make an enduring, practical contribution to Indigenous communities.
Despite the institutional and financial support we currently are receiving, NNI's needs remain substantial. With such ambitious program goals, NNI's success depends upon the active participation of others who share our vision.
Professional Training and Development Programs: to train present and future leaders—includes executive education seminars for senior leadership of Indigenous nations; leadership and entrepreneurship training for Native American youth.
Policy Analysis and Research: on topics of critical importance to Indigenous nations and basic research on the foundations of self-determined economic and community development.
Strategic and Organizational Development: on issues ranging from constitutional reform to government design, from intergovernmental relations to economic and community development.
Chairs and Directorship: to guarantee three faculty/administrative positions to significantly strengthen NNI's ability to serve Native nations through research and work in the area of nation-building.
Policy Fellows Program: to support a stimulating environment in which leaders and thinkers can take time to consider major policy issues facing Native nations.
These programs are already making lasting contributions to the ability of the Indian nations to exercise their
sovereignty effectively and thereby improve the social and economic well-being of their peoples. We invite you to join us in meeting an urgent need in Indian Country and help us reach our $10 million goal. All gifts to the Native Nations Institute at The University of Arizona qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions.
Executive Education Sponsorship Opportunities
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