June 3, 2010
This issue of Udall Center Update provides a roundup of news from the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI).
NNI, founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and the University of Arizona, is housed at the Udall Center.
NNI has strong programmatic partnerships with the Archibald Bush Foundation and the Harvard Project on American Economic Development, and is conducting a major research project on health-care delivery and accessibility for Native nations funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Throughout the year, NNI delivers customized executive education programs to leaders and administrators of Native nations across North America, conducts award-winning youth leadership camps, produces highly regarded policy-relevant research reports and studies, and creates innovative, multi-media training materials, videos, and films.
Earlier this year, NNI (along with the Harvard Project) earned the 2010 Public Sector
Leadership Award from the National Congress of American
> Native Nations Institute
NNI Staff Present at NAISA Conference
Several members of the Native Nations Institute's
staff presented talks at the conference of the Native American and Indigenous
Studies Association held May 20-22, 2010, in Tucson.
For a panel "Governance Challenges: Research in
Support of Tribal Policy-Making":
Jorgensen, NNI director
of research (and organizer of the panel), delivered a presentation, "Per Capita
Distributions for American Indian Tribal Revenues: A Preliminary
--Stephen Cornell, Udall Center director, presented a talk, "Reconstituting Native Nations: Fragmentation
and Response in Canada and the United States,"
--Rachel Starks, NNI research
analyst and coordinator, discussed "Issues and Implications: Tribes Living in
the US-Mexico Borderlands," and
--Stephanie Rainie talked about "Tribal Community
Management of Health Care: What are the Lessons?"
A roundtable discussion, "Closing the Loop: Returning
to Indian Country," organized and chaired by NNI director Joan Timeche, included analyses by NNI educational resources program manager, Ian
Record, and NNI leadership and management programs manager, Renee Goldtooth.
research analyst, Jen McCormack, presented a talk, "'Flipping the Script' or Changing Legal-Spatial
Discourse in Indigenous Court Cases," as part of a panel on "What
Counts in Court?"
> NAISA 2010 Conference
NNI Researchers Contribute to AZ Town Hall
research analyst, Jen McCormack, is co-editor (with Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi) of Building Arizona's Future: Jobs, Innovation & Competitiveness, background report for the 96th Arizona Town Hall, held April 25-28, 2010, in Tucson.
McCormack authored one of the report's chapter, "Arizona's Regional Diversity" (chapter 12), and co-authored (with Pavlakovich-Kochi) two others, "Voices from the Field" (chapter 5) and "Updating the Roadmap and Sticking to Its Course" (chapter 20).
Also, Udall Center director Stephen Cornell and NNI director of research Miriam
Jorgensen co-authored "Native Nations and Arizona's Economy" (chapter 13).
> Building Arizona's Future: Jobs, Innovation & Competitiveness (pdf)
> Arizona Town Hall
Native American Youth Leadership Camps
will host its two highly recognized youth leadership camps this coming summer.
Registration is still open to high-school juniors, seniors, or recent graduates.
NNI welcomes sponsors and donors to help provide scholarships for student participants.
Native American Youth Governance Camp
June 13-18, 2010
Tucson, AZ (UA Campus)
Native American Youth Entrepreneur Camp
July 18-23, 2010
Tucson, AZ (UA Campus)
Contact: Norma Montano at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Julian Billy at email@example.com or call (520) 626-0664.
NNI Job Announcements
Interested in joining the NNI team?
Here are two positions being filled to support NNI's extensive and dynamic research and outreach endeavors.
Partnership Manager (Native Nations Institute)
Job number: 45367
Advertised: May 26, 2010 (open until
Application review begins: June 28, 2010
Information Media Research Analyst (Native Nations Institute)
Job number: 44606
Advertised: January 22, 2010 (open until filled)
Application review begins: February 15, 2010
> UA Career Track
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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.
NATIVE NATIONS INSTITUTE
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.