International Advisory Council (IAC)

The NNI International Advisory Council (IAC) is composed of current and past Native leaders, scholars, community leaders, administrators, and nonprofit and nongovernmental organization executives. The IAC provides counsel and advice to help ensure that NNI's programs are having the maximum beneficial effect for Native nations. The IAC meets with NNI twice a year, with less formal consultation occuring on a continuing basis.

IAC Co-Chairs

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Hon. Sophie Pierre (Kootenay, Ktunaxa Nation)

Hon. Sophie Pierre

KOOTENAY, KTUNAXA NATION Former Chief Commissioner, British Columbia Treaty Commission
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Robert Yazzie

Robert Yazzie

NAVAJO NATION Chief Justice Emeritus, Navajo Nation

IAC Members

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Hon. John A. "Rocky" Barrett

Hon. John A. "Rocky" Barrett

CITIZEN POTAWATOMI NATION Chairman, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
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Eileen Briggs

Eileen Briggs

CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE Executive Director, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures
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Greg Cajete

Dr. Greg Cajete

TEWA PUEBLO Director of Native American Studies & Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
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Gabe Galanda (Round Valley Indian Tribe)

Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda

ROUND VALLEY INDIAN TRIBE Managing Partner at Galanda Broadman, PLLC
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Hon. Patricia “Patty” Ninham Hoeft (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)

Hon. Patricia “Patty” Ninham Hoeft

ONEIDA NATION OF WISCONSIN Trial Court Judge, Oneida Judiciary
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Denny Hurtado

Hon. Denny Hurtado

SKOKOMISH TRIBE Former Chairman, Skokomish Tribal Council
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Hon. Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell (Awkwesasne Mohawk)

Hon. Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell

AKWESASNE MOHAWK Grand Chief, Mohawk Nation
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Hon. Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo)

Hon. Regis Pecos

PUEBLO DE COCHITI Co-Director, Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School
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Patricia Zell

Patricia Zell

ARAPAHO/NAVAJO Partner, Zell & Cox Law P.C.

Ned Norris, Jr.

TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION Chairman, Tohono O'odham Nation
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Daryle Rigner

Daryle Rigney

NGARRINDJERI

Peter Yucupicio

PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE