• Come Join Us for January in Tucson 2019!

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Registration is now open for our sixth annual January in Tucson (JIT) event.  This year, we are offering fourteen courses on topics ranging from Native Economic Development to Comparative Indigenous Governance. Participants can earn a Continuing Education Certificate from Native Nations Institute after completing six JIT courses. Since its inception in 2012, JIT has attracted participants representing more than 50 Indigenous nations from 6 continents, who combined earned over 600 continuing education, or academic credits through IGP course offerings. Program Manager Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo)... Read More
  • VIDEO: UA Regents Professor Robert A. Williams on JIT

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    This past spring, Indigenous Governance Program faculty member, and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program co-founder, Robert A. Williams was named a Regents Professor at the University of Arizona - the highest distinction for tenured faculty offered by the State of Arizona. Watch Professor Williams discuss what makes the January in Tucson experience unique, and reflect on over thirty years of teaching:
  • #JIT2019 Recruitment at FedBar 2018

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    On April 5th and 6th, Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) staff attended the Federal Bar Association 43rd Annual Indian Law Conference (FedBar) at the in Scottsdale, AZ. Our staff met and spoke with some of the best and brightest legal practitioners, students, elected tribal leaders and tribal citizens in Indian Country. Our annual outreach at FedBar provides us tremendous opportunities to explore how conference presenters and attendees can join our growing network of “January in Tucson” (JIT) participants. Dr. Torivio Fodder and Verónica Hirsch A seminar at the conference At our recruitm... Read More
  • JIT 2018 Welcomes Third Tribal Professionals Cohort

    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    January in Tucson (JIT), the annual intensive education session in Indigenous governance offered by the University of Arizona (UA) Indigenous Governance Program, kicked off last week by welcoming an international group of tribal leaders, citizens, legal practitioners, scholars, and other professionals, including members of the competitive “Tribal Professionals Cohort.” The UA Indigenous Governance Program is an educational partnership between two units, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program ... Read More
  • Prof. Matthew Fletcher and Turtle Talk Blog’s Impact

    Friday, December 8, 2017
    ­­image courtesy The Indigenous Governance Program is pleased to highlight the work of Prof. Matthew Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), who joins the JIT 2018 faculty and will teach our first-time Tribal Business Law course. Fletcher is a Professor of Law, and the Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at the Michigan State University College of Law. He is also the primary editor and author of Turtle Talk, a leading law blog on American Indian law and policy. Turtle Talk is widely read across Indian Country and provides a wealth of... Read More