Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts). Conducts research, advisory services, and executive education, with the goal of understanding the conditions under which self-determined development is achieved among American Indian nations.
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Tucson, Arizona). Committed to teaching a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona). An academic Master in Laws (LL.M.) program that promotes the protection and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other Indigenous peoples of the world.
American Indian Studies Program The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona). An academic program, offering an undergraduate minor as well as M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, which seeks to develop a wider scope of understanding of the languages, cultures, traditions, and sovereignty of American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Bush Foundation (Saint Paul, Minnesota). An independent, private foundation, with a goal to be a catalyst to shape the vibrant communities of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Other Related Organizations
The Banff Centre Aboriginal Leadership and Management Program (Banff, Alberta, Canada). Provides leadership and management programs designed to improve Aboriginal self-determination and self-reliance.
Center for American Indian Economic Development Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona). Information and resource center for Arizona's twenty-one tribal nations and communities that promotes entrepreneurship by providing technical assistance, business consulting, training, and educational workshops.
Center for Indigenous Law, Governance and Citizenship College of Law, Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York). "The Center for Indigenous Law, Governance and Citizenship is a research based law and policy institute focused on Indigenous nations, their development and their interaction with the U.S. and Canadian governments."
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Conducts research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, (Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia). "Our far-reaching network links Indigenous Australians, university researchers, as well as business and government leaders to develop informal and formal knowledge, Indigenous knowledge and Western research to increase social, economic and cultural capital in desert communities."
First Nations Development Institute (Arlington, Virginia). "Through a three-pronged strategy of education, advocacy, and capitalization, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own—be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources—and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities."
Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). A non-profit organization established to build leadership capacity in Canadian Aboriginal people.
Institute for Tribal Government, Portland State University (Portland, Oregon). "The Institute for Tribal Government serves elected tribal governments from across the nation and also provides training to local, state and federal government agencies and others who are interested in learning more about tribal governments, legal foundations, and tribal governmental authorities and duties."
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona). Created to provide 20 member tribes with the means for action on matters that affect them collectively and individually, to promote tribal sovereignty, and to strengthen tribal governments.
Mira Szászy Research Centre for Mäori and Pacific Economic Development, University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand). "The Centre conducts and disseminates research and promotes scholarship, debate and education that will make a positive contribution to the economic and business development of Mäori, Pacific and other indigenous peoples."
National Centre for First Nations Governance (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada). "The National Centre for First Nations Governance will develop programs and services that are culturally enriched and empowered by First Nations traditions, customs, laws and inherent governing powers. The Centre has a two-pronged mandate. First, it is designed to support First Nations as they seek to implement their inherent rights of self-government, and second, it will assist First Nations in the further development of their day-to-day government operations."
Native American Studies Department, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico). The department has a concentration in leadership and self-determination.
Native Nations Law and Policy Center School of Law, University of California, (Los Angeles, California). "The mission of NNLPC at UCLA Law is to support Native nations throughout the United States, with a special focus on California tribes, in developing their systems of governance and in addressing critical public policy issues and to apply the resources of state-supported education together with tribal expertise to address contemporary educational needs for southern California Tribes."
Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute, Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington). "The Institute's mission is to serve the interests of the area's tribes, by applying the principles of applied research, putting theory into practice, and making available college and community resources to address the needs of Washington State tribes and Native peoples."
Reconciliation Australia (Kingston, Australia). Dedicated to helping Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find new and better ways of tackling problems and of connecting with one another.
School of Maori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand). "Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao aims to uplift the people of Aotearoa and to be the first choice university for Maori and Pacific students. Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao represents innovation and tradition in teaching and research, and it provides national and international leadership in Maori, Pacific, and Indigenous issues and sustainable development."
State of the Native Nations: Conditions Under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination, Oxford University Press, 2007 (New York, New York). Explores the political, economic, social, and cultural realities of contemporary Native America.
Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development, University of Arizona Press, 2007 (Tucson, Arizona), Miriam Jorgensen, ed. 2007. Provides guidelines for creating new governance structures, rewriting constitutions, building justice systems, launching nation-owned enterprises, encouraging citizen entrepreneurs, developing new relationships with non-Native governments, and confronting the crippling legacies of colonialism.