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  • Two January in Tucson Online Courses:

    Comparative Indigenous Governance (Sept. 9th-11th) & Making Change Happen (Nov. 18th-20th)

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  • NNI Turns Twenty This Year!

    Check out our 20 Year Anniversary Series featuring people who made NNI what it is today>

  • "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

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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...
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September 21, 2021
NNI hosted former Senator and recently appointed US Ambassador to New Zealand, Tom Udall, to discuss how we can work together to support Native youth success...
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September 21, 2021
During July 12-16, the Native Nations Institute hosted its second virtual Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Our virtual entrepreneurship program is an abridged version of our weeklong camp that we previously hosted on campus…
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September 21, 2021
The highly competitive pool of scholars selected to participate in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research workshop “Ethical Collection, Dissemination, and Use of Data Pertaining to American Indian and Alaska…
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June 28, 2021
Organized jointly by CDC’s Public Health Ethics Unit and Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances, this year’s virtual lecture highlighted topics arising in the context of the agency’s relationship with Native communities,…