• "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

  • “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

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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

  • "[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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February 20, 2019
A major highlight of this year’s January in Tucson included the addition of a speaker series funded by University of Arizona's Commission on the Status of Women. The Indigenous Governance Program was excited to host three remarkable women for Native Women in Governance Speaker…
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February 20, 2019
The International Advisory Council held their biannual meeting on December 14-15, 2018 at the University of Arizona. There were a number of new participants at this meeting, including Jesse Navarro, Senior Program Coordinator for Tribal Relations, who started the meeting off...
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February 20, 2019
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) welcomed 74 participants from around the world to this year’s January in Tucson (JIT), a three-week, intensive Indigenous governance education session offered by the University of Arizona’s Indigenous Governance Program (IGP). IGP, is a joint...…
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February 20, 2019
​Kyra James (Navajo Nation/Diné) joined Native Nations Institute in December as the new student office and project assistant. James is a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Family Studies and Human Development, with a minor in Anthropology. In her coursework, she has…
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December 18, 2018
Native Nations Institute Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) attended International Data Week International Data Week (IDW) in Gaborone, Botswana. Rainie, a Co-Chair for the Research Data Alliance's...