Seminar Held on Tribal Constitutions Part of the Native Nations Institute
Executive Education Seminar Series April 2013
The most recent NNI seminar on Tribal Constitutions: Rebuilding Native Governments (Tucson, April 3-4) brought together over 75 participants from Native nation governments and other organizations to share strategies for remaking tribal governance systems through constitutional reforms. The first Tribal Constitutions seminar was held in May of 2012. Topics of the seminars included:
"What do we mean when we say constitutions?" video >
"Constitutions: Reflecting and enacting cultural identity" video >
NNI also offers an online "Constitutions" course, more >
Udall Foundation Awards 2013 Native American Congressional Internships
The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 12 tribes and 11 universities have been selected as 2013 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy. This highly regarded internship program is intended to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with an insider's view of the federal government.
To learn more about the 2013 Udall Interns and the Udall Foundation, click here >
New Law Review Article
This law review article by NNI Senior Researcher Ryan Seelau discusses reversals of assimilative policies affecting Native American youth, in part through the lens of nation building and underlying research by the Native Nations Institute and Harvard Project.
Citation:Seelau, Ryan. 2013. Regaining control over the children: Reversing the legacy of assimilative policies in education, child welfare, and juvenile justice that targeted Native American youth. American Indian Law Review 37(1): 63-109.
NNI staff members met with Chief Oren Lyons (center) prior to his delivering the second lecture in the Vine Deloria, Jr., Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series (see more here) organized by the UA American Indian Studies Program and co-sponsored by NNI. Lyons wrote the foreword for the book, Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (UA Press, 2007), edited by NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen and with chapter contributions by several NNI researchers (see more here).
New Course ADMINISTRATION Part of Rebuilding Native Nations certificate course series
Featuring the firsthand perspectives of more than 65 Native leaders and scholars, it provides an overview of the role of bureaucracies in advancing nation-building efforts, the keys to effective governmental administration and program management, and the distinct roles elected leaders and administrators should play in making effective management happen.
Friday, April 12 at 12:30
Sharon Milholland, Jon Berkin, and Ron Maldonado, "Cross Cultural Collaboration for the Management of Navajo Traditional Cultural Properties"
Friday, April 19 at 12:30
Francine C. Gachupin, from Family and Community Medicine, "Ethics of Biospecimen Use"
Friday, April 26 at 12:30
Stephen Cornell, "Reconstituting Native Nations: Colonial Boundaries, Indigenous Innovations"
Jennifer McCormack, — "Beyond Territory: Citizen Potawatomi and New Spaces of Governance"
NNI is one of 5 sponsors of the series. For information on the full 60 Minutes speakers' series, visit >
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