Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
 and the Native Nations Institute  
Nov. 20, 2013 
Indigenous Day of Health
Moving Resilent Communities Forward
November 21, 2013
Stephanie Carroll Rainie, manager of the Tribal Health Policy Program at the Native Nations Institute, will deliver the keynote presentation, "Moving Resilient Communities Forward: Tribal Health Policy," at the Indigenous Day of Health to be held November 21, 2013, at the UA campus.

Herminia Frias, NNI's partnership manager with the Bush Foundation, will moderate a discussion on tribal health care.

The Indigenous Day of Health is sponsored by the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health and hosted by the American Indian & Indigenous Health Alliance, in collaboration with the Center for American Indian Resilience and the Native Nations Institute.

Agenda | 11:00 am-5:00 pm
November 21, 2013
Drachman Hall, UA Campus

11:00 Registration
11:15 Welcoming and blessing
11:30 Lunch and performance by Southwest Savages
11:30 Research poster symposium
12:30 Matthew Tafoya, Tsehootsooi Medical Center (B109)
1:00 Keynote presentation: Stephanie Rainie, NNI (B109)
2:00 Moderated discussion with Herminia Frias, NNI (B109)
3:30 Workshop: "Using Dance to Build Resilience"
5:00 Conclusion
Managing Land, Governing for the Future
Finding the Path Forward for Membertou
Report | October 2013

In a report prepared for the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program, Rachel Starks, NNI senior research, and members of a research team that included Miriam Jorgensen, NNI research director, and Stephen Cornell, Udall Center director, investigate methods by which the Membertou First Nation can further increase its decision-making power over lands management and economic development. 
Tribal Sovereign Immunity
Opinion | Indian Country Today
November 5 & 8, 2013

Ryan Seelau, NNI senior researcher, and Ian Record, manager of NNI's Educational Resources Program, with contributions from several Indian law practitioners and scholars, recently published a two-part op-ed in Indian Country Today about the upcoming Supreme Court case: Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community.

The case concerns, among other things, the legal doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity, which the Supreme Court may strike down partially or entirely.  The opinion articles consider the various possible outcomes of the case and how Native nations can get ahead of the curve by planning for life without sovereign immunity today.