June 30, 2010
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)
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
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
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
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.
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.