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January 20, 2010
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NATIVE NATIONS: NNI and Bush Foundation Partnership

The Native Nations Institute and the Bush Foundation entered into a partnership recently aimed at supporting the self-determination of Native nations in the Bush Foundation's service area of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

NNI was awarded $399,000 to commence -- in close collaboration with the Bush Foundation -- a series of activities including executive education with tribal leaders, facilitation of governance analyses and reorganization, and other projects designed to increase nation-building capacities among the Native nations of the region.

> Bush Foundation Native Nations Rebuilders Program

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BOOK: Conservation of Shared Environments

Udall Center researchers Laura L�pez-Hoffman, Emily McGovern, and Robert Varady have edited a new book (with UA geoscientist Karl Flessa), Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico, published recently by the University of Arizona Press.

The book, the first in the UA Press EDGE (Environmental Science, Law, and Public Policy) Series, comprises chapters from U.S. and Mexican scientists and scholars, discussing not only conservation problems that extend along the international border, but also potential strategies and policies for more effective transboundary conservation.

> Conservation of Shared Environments

ARTICLE: Water Management Paradigms

Robert Varady, Udall Center deputy director and research professor of environmental policy, and Emily McGovern, a research analyst at the Center, recently published an article (in Spanish) on paradigms for water management in the 21st century.

The paper, appearing in the Argentine journal, Hydria, is based on articles published previously in English by the authors developed from the Udall Center's Global Water Initiatives project.

> "Paradigmas para la gesti�n del agua en el siglo XXI" (pdf)

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SEMINAR: Native Nations Executive Education

The Native Nations Institute is pleased to offer its popular executive education seminar, "Native Nation Building: Emerging Leaders," March 24-25, 2010. This comprehensive seminar, offered each spring in Tucson for open registration, provides technical skills and practical knowledge to assist in effective governance.

NNI's executive education seminars are based on more than two decades of community-based research in Indian Country by NNI and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

To register or for more information, contact NNI at (520) 626-0664 or [email protected].

> Native Nation Building: Emerging Leaders (pdf)

LECTURES: Natural Resources Collaboration

The Udall Center, along with the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Institute for the Environment, School of Government and Public Policy, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, and the O'Brien Diversity Fund, is sponsoring a lecture series this spring, "Collaboration in Natural Resources Management."

The speakers are: Rosemary O'Leary, Syracuse University (Feb. 1); Tony Cheng, Colorado State University (March 8); Toddi Steelman, North Carolina State University (March 29); William Leach, California State University, Sacramento (April 12); and Evelyn Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University (May 3).

The lectures will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. at 105 McClelland Park (UA campus, Fourth St. and Park Av.).

For more information, contact Laura L�pez-Hoffman at (520) 626-9851 or [email protected].

> Collaboration in Natural Resources Management (pdf)

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News about
Udall Center and NNI staff members

AWARD: Ormerod Wins Geography Prize

Kerri Jean Ormerod, Udall Center graduate research assistant and a master's degree student in the UA School of Geography and Development, published a summary of her work, "Drinking Highly Treated Wastewater: Public Trust in the Next Water Frontier," in the Fall 2009 issue of Pacifica, newsletter of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers.

Ormerod won the APCG's 2008 Margaret Trussel Scholarship for her work supervised by Christopher Scott, Udall Center assistant research professor and assistant professor of geography and development, and supported by a grant to the Udall Center from the WateReuse Foundation.

> "Drinking Highly Treated Wastewater" (pdf)

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News about current and former Udall Center Fellows

BOOK: Not Quite Paradise

Adele Barker (Fellow, 1995-96), UA professor of Russian and Slavic studies, has published a new book, Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka, part memoir, part travelogue about her one-year stay as a Fulbright scholar in Sri Lanka. An article about her book appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. more>>

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Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

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