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  • "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

April 28, 2021
During the We Still Remain: A Conference Toward the Promotion of Southeast Indigenous Research, Scholarship, and Collaboration (WSRC), discussions on data, research governance, health, and student support led to the idea to build a network to elevate SE Indigenous voices...
April 28, 2021
NNI is assisting the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) in conducting a 10-year follow-up to its 2011 assessment of member organizations' needs...
April 28, 2021
A presentation entitled “Indigenous Data Sovereignty: An Overview and Potential Application for Data Governance for CRITFC” was developed to serve as a broad introduction to the Indigenous data sovereignty framework...
April 28, 2021
NNI has been working with Columbia River Inter Tribal Fish Commission in the Pacific Northwest and two regional groups in Wisconsin, an alliance of Wisconsin American Indian organizations and the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)...
March 3, 2021
The pandemic has underscored the importance of citizen entrepreneurship as an economic diversification strategy for Native nation. As the number of private sector businesses on a reservation grows...