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January 26, 2012  |  e-newsletter
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2012 | No. 1 
about our research, instruction, and public service

Upcoming NNI Executive Education Seminars

Emerging Leaders: Rebuilding Native Nations 
Developed for newly elected or aspiring Indigenous leaders

March 20-21, 2012
Doubletree Tucson Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona

The Emerging Leaders seminar, held annually in the spring in Tucson, Arizona, features panel presentations that address tough governance challenges, Q&A sessions with current and former Native leaders, and focused discussions on strategic decision-making in Indian Country.


This seminar is designed to help prepare newly elected leaders of Native nations -- and those who aspire to senior governmental positions -- to assume the responsibilities of leadership.


The curriculum is also directly relevant to senior managers and administrative staff, members of enterprise boards of directors, and tribal judges.

> more info (pdf brochure)


Tribal Constitutions: Rebuilding Native Governments 
Designed for Native nation leaders and other key decision-makers

May 1-2, 2012
Sol Casinos Hotel & Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona

The Tribal Constitutions seminar is designed to equip Native nation leaders and other key decision-makers with cutting-edge knowledge and tools for assessing their systems of governance and then determining what needs changing and how.

In addition, Native leaders and governance experts will share their knowledge and experience in remaking governance systems through constitutional reform and other means.

> more info (pdf brochure)



Recently Published Books & Book Chapters

Native Nations and U.S. Borders: Challenges to Indigenous Culture, Citizenship, and Security  
by R.R. Starks, J. McCormack, and S. Cornell

Udall Center Publications, 2011. 

> more info (UANews | January 26, 2012)
> to order (link)

Irrigation avec des Eaux Us�es et Sant�: �valuer et Att�nuer les Risques dans les Pays � Faible Revenu 
translated edition of Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-Income Countries published by Earthscan
edited by P. Drechsel, C.A. Scott, L. Raschid-Sally, M. Redwood, and A. Bahri

Presses de l'Universit� du Qu�bec (Canada), 2011. 


> English edition (link)




Climate change, water resources, and adaptive management in the Colorado River Basin 
by R.H. Bark, K. Morino, D. Garrick, and C.A. Scott

In Climate Change and Water Resources in Large River Basin Systems, Volume 1, ed. R. Vieira, C. Tucci, and C.A. Scott. Associacao Brasileira de Recursos Hidricos (Brazil), 2011.  
Socio-economic and institutional approaches

by A. Browning-Aiken and B.J. Morehouse

In Transboundary Water Resources Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, ed. J. Ganoulis, A. Aureli, and J. Fried, pp. 275-80. Wiley, 2011.   

Water-energy interdependencies and the Central Arizona Project 

by S. Eden, C.A. Scott, M.L. Lamberton, and S.B. Megdal

In The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West, ed. D. Kenney and R. Wilkinson, pp. 109-22. Edward Elgar, 2011.

> more info (link) 



by S. Cornell

In Unsettling the Settler State: Creativity and Resistance in Indigenous Settler-State Governance, ed. S. Maddison and M. Brigg. Federation Press (Australia), 2011.

> more info (link)

Derechos humanos de los pueblos indigenas (Human rights of Indigenous peoples)

by J. Contesse, A. Rivas, L. Seelau, and R. Seelau

In Informe Anual sobre Derechos Humanos en Chile 2011 (Annual Report on Human Rights in Chile 2011), pp. 183-209. Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), 2011.

> more info (link)


You Can Support the Udall Center and the Native Nations Institute


As many of you consider making tax-deductible contributions, we invite your support for the research, education, and public service endeavors of the Udall Center and the Native Nations Institute. Donations may be made through the University of Arizona Foundation online giving site, or you can contact Stephen Cornell, Udall Center director, at [email protected], or Robert Varady, Udall Center deputy director, at [email protected], or at 520 626-4393.

For an overview of what we do, see our 2011 Year in Review


Udall Center  

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.


Stephen Cornell, Director

[email protected]

(520) 626-4393  


Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-4393  



Native Nations Institute  

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.


Joan Timeche, Executive Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-0664

Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

[email protected] 

(520) 626-0664  



Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief
(520) 626-4393
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