The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy
(NNI) was founded in 2001 by The University of Arizona and the Morris K. Udall and
Stewart L. Udall Foundation as a self-determination, self-governance, and development
resource for Native nations. It is housed at the university's Udall Center for Studies
in Public Policy.
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NNI's mission is to assist in building capable Native nations that can effectively pursue and ultimately realize their
own political, economic, and community development objectives. This effort, which we call nation building,
is the central focus of NNI's programs.
Learn more about NNI: explore the topics below or visit their website.
Indigenous Governance Database
An online resource on nation building, economic development, and more.
Policy Analysis and Research
Our research examines why and how some tribal nations have successful self-governance strategies.
Nation-Building Online Courses
Learn about the diversity of nation building efforts in Indian country.