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August 8, 2022
Our work with the Alaska Native Justice40 Council, North Dakota Indian Youth Leadership Academy, the Pascua Yaqui Leadership Institute, the Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program and the UArizona’s Study of United States…
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August 5, 2022
On June 28, 2022, Research Specialist Andrew Martinez presented at the California Water Boards 7th Annual California Water Data Science Symposium during the “Understanding your community lens - a case study using the Tribal lens” panel...
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August 5, 2022
​Mexico, the 15th largest economy in the world, is exploring the possibilities of trade and investment partnerships with Arizona tribal nations and the American Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) to promote both trade and knowledge in public and…
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July 28, 2022
Creating a private sector on Native American lands is critical to a sustainable economy which we aim to contribute to every summer with our Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program (NAYEP). Business development (both on and off reservations),…
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July 28, 2022
Sept. 19 – 20, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ: Recognizing that many Native nations are faced with pressing challenges related to their constitutional foundations, we are hosting an executive education seminar at Wild Horse Pass Resort...
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April 21, 2022
​During the conception of "The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis" study (NSF-OPP Award # 2035161), the Indigenous Research Advisory Committee strongly…
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April 21, 2022
In December 2021, NNI welcomed members to the NNI Tribal Professional Cohort 2022 (TPC). The one-year cohort experience equips Native leaders with knowledge and tools for Native Nation Building. This year’s TPC included elected leaders and staff from…
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April 21, 2022
On February 18, Andrew Martinez (Tohono O'odham, Diegueno, Yaqui) participated in the Data Decision to Action: Public Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery panel session during the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual…
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February 15, 2022
One surprising outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the attention it has focused on rural America. Opportunities for remote work and the increased attractiveness of places with lower population densities, reasonable costs of living, and open spaces...
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February 3, 2022
The Native Nations Institute’s (NNI) Tribal and Direct Services team, which assists Native nations or organizations strengthen their governance, has been continuing their education and facilitation services virtually since March 2020 but at the end…