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June 30, 2010
Biweekly News

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Udall Center publishes working papers

The Udall Center announces its recently launched Environmental Policy Working Papers series.

Just published as Working Paper No. 1 is the 2009 Lillian S. Fisher Prize winner, E-wasted time: The hazardous lag in comprehensive regulation of the electronics recycling  industry in the United States, by former UA law students, Maya Abela and Jacob Campbell.

more>> E-wasted Time (pdf)

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NNI receives second Bush Foundation grant

In June, the Bush Foundation awarded $630,500 to the Native Nations Institute to continue partnership activities with the Foundation to support the self-determination of the 23 Native nations that share the same geography as Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Last year, NNI received a grant of $399,000 that established the partnership.
According to Joan Timeche, NNI executive director, "NNI will organize and host seminars, facilitate governance assessments, and continue to assist the Bush Foundation in creating a Native Nations Rebuilders program for all 23 nations."

NNI was founded in 2001 by the University of Arizona and Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. NNI also works collaboratively with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

more>> Joan Timeche

more>> Bush Foundation

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NNI researchers present conference talks

Miriam Jorgensen, NNI research director, presented two talks at the HUD-ONAP 2010 Asset Building Conference held in Spokane, Wash., in June:

--"Managing youth per capita payments: 18 monies and beyond"

--"Payday lending alternatives" (with Raymond Foxworth of First Nations Development Institute).

more>> Miriam Jorgensen

more>> HUD-ONAP


Ryan Seelau, NNI research analyst, and Laura Seelau, presented a talk in May (in Spanish), "The right to Indigenous self-determination: What the future may hold," at the Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile.

more>> Ryan Seelau

more>> Centro de Derechos Humanos

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Browning-Aiken attends water basin meeting

Anne Browning-Aiken, senior researcher in environmental policy, attended a gathering in May in Portland, Ore., of 30 participants (see photo above) with research and policy-making interests in watersheds affiliated with the global HELP (Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy) network.
HELP, the brainchild of James Shuttleworth, a UA Regents' Professor emeritus of hydrology and water resources and Udall Center fellow (1998-99), is a cross cutting and multidisciplinary initiative of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme.
Browning-Aiken has conducted extensive research in the Upper San Pedro River basin, one of several HELP basins in the Americas. This fall, as a Fulbright fellow to Brazil, she will investigate collaborative, integrated river-basin governance in southern Brazil.

more>> Anne Browning-Aiken

more>> HELP (Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy)

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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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