Stephanie Carroll Rainie at NAISA for Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Mary Beth Jäger on the Indigenous Foods and Knowledges Network

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    Shot on location at Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Spring 2018.

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  • “January in Tucson [an NNI education program] participants should expect to be mesmerized, amazed, and motivated to take action.”

    “January in Tucson [an NNI education program] participants should expect to be mesmerized, amazed, and motivated to take action.”

    -Desirie Wilson, Administrative Officer, Red Lake Nation

  • "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

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

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "[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

August 14, 2018
In July 2018, NNI Research Director Miriam Jorgensen, an inaugural member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) Leadership Council, participated in two CICD-sponsored national meetings on trust land development and homeownership…
August 14, 2018
NNI's Tribal Services staff traveled to the homelands of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians to lead a Native Nation Building and Strategic Planning Session...
August 14, 2018
Native Nations Institute understands sometimes the best way to reach learners is to allow them to access it from the comfort of their own desk or even recliner. Since beginning the distance learning program, NNI brings nation building to the busiest tribal offices and most remote…
August 10, 2018
Since the creation of the Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program in 1996, 267 Native American and Alaska Native Students from 120 tribes have participated in the program. The students gain on-the-ground experience with the federal legislative process…
March 29, 2018
Drs. Stephen Cornell and Miriam Jorgensen presented their paper, “What are the Limits on Social Inclusion? Organizing Indigenous Governance in Canada and the United States?” at the third annual Canada Colloquium presented by Fulbright Canada, the Center for the Study of Canada...