Native Know-How

Native Know-How Seminar

Understanding How to Work & Partner with Native Nations

MAY 25, 2023. 10am-2pm. OPEN TO ALL!

Both Online & On Campus


New to working with Indigenous peoples?

Native nations are an integral part of today’s society and are critical to include in 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 seminar provides resources and perspectives from various Native nations and draws from the personal experiences of NNI's NKH team, who collectively have worked directly with over 130 tribes. NNI looks forward to more partnerships with organizations who wish to work successfully with tribal communities and advance their professional trainings.

“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 three and a half-hour training (online or in-person) is for organizations who interact and desire 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. Contact us to set up a time for our NKH team to get to know your organization and how we can work together to enhance your understanding of Indigenous peoples.

NEW in 2023! NNI is offering an open registration Native Know How Seminar for individual registration. The seminar will be hybrid for a maximum of 50 individuals.

When: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10 AM to 2 PM AZ/PDST

Where: ENR2, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ and online via Zoom

Registration fee: $250. Deadline: May 19, 2023.


Meet the Team