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    "Indigenous College Students on COVID-19 & The Role of the 5 Nation-Building Principles"


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    Featuring Chairman Bryan Newland of the Bay Mills Indian Community, Councilwoman Herminia Frias of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and hosted by NNI's Karen Diver

  • "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

  • "[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

September 30, 2020
NNI’s youth programs both launched and continued several initiatives aimed at engaging youth across the country and strengthening their knowledge about Native nation building and entrepreneurship...
September 29, 2020
At the invitation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6, the Native Nations Institute is making sure that tribal governments and communities are represented in FEMA’s coronavirus-focused...
September 29, 2020
The NNI digital resources team spread its wings this summer with the development of NNI’s first podcast series. In each 30-minute episode, Indigenous high school and college students...
September 29, 2020
New grants for NNI research from the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Environmental Health, Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, Canadian Institutes for Health, Social Sciences...
September 24, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the passing this month of Hunkpapa Lakota warrior, leader, and educator David M. Gipp. A citizen of th​e Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave was a national leader in Indian education and in the ongoing fight...