Native Nation Building: An Introduction
Remaking the Tools of Governance
Rebuilding Native Nations: What Do Leaders Do?
Course Instructors: Dr. Manley Begay, Faculty Chair, Native Nations Institute Dr. Stephen Cornell, Faculty Associate, Native Nations Institute Herminia Frias, Former Chairwoman, Pascua Yaqui Tribe; and Bush Foundation Partnership Manager,
Native Nations Institute
Estimated Learning Time: 15 to 18 hours
Deadline to Complete Course: Nine (9) weeks from date of enrollment
This course explores how Native nations are reclaiming their governance systems and creating governance tools that fit their cultures and advance their nation-building goals. It provides an overview of the unique set of challenges facing Native nation leaders, and explores the critical role that leadership plays in the nation-building process. Featuring the firsthand perspectives of more than 75 Native leaders and scholars, it paints a sharp contrast between the standard and nation-building approaches to leadership, and presents more than a dozen strategies that nation-building leaders typically pursue.
The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), housed at
The University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.
NNI was founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona.
Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI)
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