The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) provides educational opportunities for individuals interested in a deep, practical understanding of indigenous governance and rights. Our internationally renowned faculty teach a combination of live and online courses.

Among them is January in Tucson (JIT), a three-week intensive program that draws an international group of tribal leaders and other professionals to learn together and share ideas about how to strengthen Indigenous governance.

Student testimonials

NATION-BUILDING REVOLUTION

“We bring in faculty, people who have a variety of experience and depth, and in this nation-building revolution that has been going on, many of the lessons that they share are stories from Indian Country.”

Jaime Pinkham (Nez Perce) | JIT Faculty 2012-present

Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

PARADIGM SHIFT

"...I've actually had a shift, like a paradigm shift, which is [an] incredible thing to happen to somebody that's been working for over 20 years in Indian Country..."

Elva "Cookie" Allen | JIT 2017

Owner, Advanced Management Strategies

EXECUTIVE STANDPOINT

"...these are things that I am dealing with right now, from an executive standpoint, and these are issues that I need to have more resources on. All courses apply and had answers for me that I couldn’t get [anywhere] else."

Tiger Brown Bull (Oglala Sioux Tribe)  |  JIT 2017 & Tribal Professionals Cohort Member

Assistant Commissioner of Administration, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

IMPLEMENTATION

“Power, self-governance, and self-determination…now I know the information to back it up and how to implement that with the nation.”

Rachel Hood (Yavapai-Apache Nation) | JIT 2017 & Tribal Professionals Cohort Member

Councilwoman, Yavapai-Apache Nation

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