Native Know-How

Native Know-How Seminar

Understanding How to Work & Partner with Native Nations


Looking to build stronger partnerships with Indigenous peoples? 

PLEASE NOTE: We currently are accepting NKH contract requests from private organizations but will be offering another public seminar soon! Get updates via NNI News.

Native nations play an integral role in modern society and their inclusion in critical discussions is key to creating a better future for all peoples.

This unique seminar is designed to promote a better understanding of the culture and governments of Native Americans and Native nations to create thriving working relationships and partnerships. 

Seminar topics include:

The Foundations of Tribal Sovereignty

 A Primer on Tribal Governance and Govern-

Stereotypes! What to Say and What Not to Say

Secrets to Success: Non-Indigenous & Indigenous Partnerships

Native Know-How UArizona session

NNI's Native Know-How Team with UArizona's Assistant Vice Provost for Native American Initiatives, Karen Francis-Begay (Navajo), and UArizona's President, Dr. Robert Robbins. Native Know-How Seminar, November 2019.

The NKH Experience

The Native Know-How (NKH) Seminar offers resources, insights and perspectives from Native nations across the United States and draws from the personal experience and knowledge of the educators on the Native Nations Institute’s team – a veteran group of Indigenous professionals that have collectively worked with more than 130 tribes.

Join this team of seasoned mentors to learn how your organization can work successfully with tribal communities and advance your relationship with Native peoples and governments in your service area.

“The sessions reminded me to show humility, to educate myself and ask questions about how each tribe prefers to operate. For example, our team is working with different tribal councils on how they want to handle requesting local data for health and education evaluations, and this process looks different across tribes. We will go back to the tribes to interpret and contextualize the data properly, focusing on community assets and how we can work towards long-term tribal goals."

–Native Know-How Seminar Participant

Seminar Details

The 4-hour training (online or in-person) is designed for organizations who interact and wish to partner with Native nations on educational, business, research and/or service projects. 

Each NKH seminar is customized to suit your organization's goals and needs.

Please reach out to set up a time for our NKH team to get to know your organization and discuss how we can work together to enhance your understanding of and ability to work successfully with Indigenous peoples.


Organizations Served:

Evident Change
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University of Arizona College of Medicine

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Native Know-How is made possible in part by generous support from the Udall Foundation and the Bush Foundation.

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