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Ian RecordIan Record, Ph.D.
Manager, Educational Resources Program
Senior Lecturer of American Indian Studies

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Address: 803 E. First St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 626-9839

Biographical Note

Ian W. Record is Manager of Educational Resources for the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) at the University of Arizona, where he directs the development and maintenance of NNI's distance-learning and multimedia curriculum programs.

In 2006, he produced NNI’s nationally aired "Native Nation Building" television/radio series, a 10-segment roundtable interview program dedicated to exploring contemporary indigenous governance and development issues. Among other projects, he currently is directing development of  "Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development," a distance-learning curriculum designed for tribal leaders and tribal college students.

Ian earned M.A. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees in American Indian Studies (AIS) from the University of Arizona, and previously earned B.A. degrees (1993) in history and mass communications from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Ian’s first book, "Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa and the Struggle for Place," will be released by the University of Oklahoma Press in December 2008. Also in 2008, NNI and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development published his study "We Are the Stewards: Indigenous-Led Fisheries Innovation in North America" as part of their Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA) series. His articles and other writings have appeared in several Native American periodicals, including Native Americas, Native Peoples, and RED INK.

A senior lecturer with AIS, Ian developed and teaches the new undergraduate course "Native Nation Building: Governance and Economic Development." In the past, he has taught the introductory AIS course "Traditions 101: Many Nations of Native America" and has also guest-lectured for several other AIS courses, including "Native American Warfare" and "Native Americans in Film." From 2001 to 2007, he served as editor of the Yaqui Times, the official newspaper of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In addition, from 1998 to 2003, he served as managing editor of RED INK, the University of Arizona's Native American magazine.


Record, I., prod. 2010. Ogaag bii azhe giiwewag: Return of the Red Lake Walleye. Documentary video. DVD. 30 min. (link)

Record, I., dir. 2010 (ongoing). Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development. Distance-learning course series. Tucson: Native Nations Institute. (link)

Record, I. 2008. Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (link)

Record, I. 2008. We Are the Stewards: Indigenous-led Fisheries Innovation in North America. Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA). Tucson and Cambridge: Native Nations Institute and Harvard Project. (pdf)

Cornell, S., M. Jorgensen, I. Record, and J. Timeche. 2007. Citizen Entrepreneurship: An Underutilized Development Resource. In Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development, ed. Miriam Jorgensen. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. (link)

Record, I., prod. 2006. Native Nation Building. Television and radio series. Tucson: Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, The University of Arizona. (link)


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