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February 3, 2022
The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network has been working on the "Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis study". This project was co-developed with a university…
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February 3, 2022
The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) recently hosted its annual flagship event, January in Tucson 2022 (JIT). Each year, this intensive education session brings together distinguished faculty in the fields of Indigenous governance and Indigenous…
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February 2, 2022
Native nation rebuilding: what is it and how does it happen? This is the core question at the root of our work at NNI, and with the launch of our updated course platform, Rebuilding Native Nations Online. While RNN Online is not a comprehensive…
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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: Native…
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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...
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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 Sciences,…
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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)...
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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 at the…