• New Release: Video Coverage of the Alaska Tribal Governance Symposium 2016

    New Release: Video Coverage of the Alaska Tribal Governance Symposium 2016

    Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tribal Management Program and the Tanana Chiefs Conference

  • Publication Announcement: Data As A Strategic Resource

    Publication Announcement: Data As A Strategic Resource

    By our Associate Director: Stephanie Carroll Rainie, et al.

  • Publication Announcement: "Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review"

    By our Research Director, Miriam Jorgensen, and Randall K.Q. Akee


    Made possible by the US Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund and the Udall Foundation

  • "Our [NNI] job is to provide people with the things they need to make positive change in Indian country."

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "Where are the models? What are other nations doing out there? We need to know if it's working and how we can use it."

    - Joan Timeche, Executive Director

  • "We often want a quick fix in our Native communities, but we need to remember that we live in complex societies. Change can take a while."

    - Rachel Rose Starks, Senior Researcher

  • "[NNI education programs] gives me insight in different ways of how to govern… with one goal in mind and that is to protect our land, protect our culture, and most of all, most importantly, protect our people."

    - Rosa J. Long, Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman, Cocopah Indian Tribe

Latest NNI News

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April 18, 2017
Two University of Arizona units—the Udall Center’s Native Nations Institute and Climate Assessment for the Southwest, which is housed at the Institute of the Environment—convened a policy forum on Indigenous cultural uses of water April 11- 13, 2017.
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April 18, 2017
​The Native Nations Institute was invited to convene a panel discussion with more than two hundred Alaska Native tribal government leaders, corporation leaders and staff, state and federal government officials, academics, and...
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April 4, 2017
Are you someone who collects, analyzes, uses, or stores data about Indigenous nations, communities, and/or citizens for research, decision making, policy, program development or evaluation?
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April 4, 2017
The NNI-produced short video series, Water Is Life, will be screened as part of the events of Scottsdale Community College’s (SCC) Inclusiveness Month, at the April 6 panel, workshop, and Multicultural FilmFest.
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April 4, 2017
The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) at the University of Arizona recently concluded its fourth January in Tucson (JIT) event in record-setting fashion. This year’s JIT welcomed 90...