• We're offering 7 hybrid courses
    plus a NEW online Intro to Native Nation Building course!


  • "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

  • "[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

November 10, 2021
On September 23, 2021, as part of the week-long festivities celebrating the opening of the University of Arizona D.C. Center, NNI executive director Joan Timeche (Hopi) delivered a hybrid workshop, Building Relationships in Indian Country:…
November 10, 2021
NNI welcomes Mara H. Castro as our new Program Coordinator. Mara grew up in an Arizonan border town with Sonora, Mexico where she learned to value traditions and cultures. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology...
November 10, 2021
The 9th Annual Rising Voices Workshop took place virtually on September 29th- October 1st at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, where it is housed. This years theme was Centering Justice in the Convergence of…
November 9, 2021
A list of what we have been doing to strengthen Indigenous governance. Septermber: Indigenous Governance Program course for Simon Frasier University First Nations Executive MBA courses, Tribal Women for Indigenous Nations (TWIN)...
September 21, 2021
Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi) moderated the panel “Native Women Lead: Women Innovating in Business & Beyond" during the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s premier networking...