• 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
  • JIT Faculty Teach at October in Sydney 2017

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to offer our “January in Tucson” (JIT) Indigenous governance education curriculum during “October in Sydney 2017.” The Jumbunna Institute will convene its Indigenous Nation Building International Workshop Series from October 19 – November 4, 2018, and replicate several of our Native nation-building, Indigenous governance, and Indigenous data education sessions. Image courtesy University of Technology Sydney Six of our regular JIT faculty... Read More
  • NEW! JIT 2018 Tribal Business Series

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) is expanding our tribal governance education curriculum and will offer a new, 4-part Tribal Business Series (TBS) during our upcoming “January in Tucson 2018” (JIT 2018) flagship event. The new TBS was carefully designed to provide Indigenous leaders, administrators, and program managers with innovative, tribal governance education that supports Native nation building via economic development. Each of the four TBS courses demonstrates how institutions of governance can help Native Nations grow sustainable tribal business enterprises, foster effective tri... Read More
  • Registration Open for January in Tucson 2018

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    The Indigenous Governance Program at the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting registrations for the upcoming January in Tucson 2018 intensive educational session.  For three weeks each year, the January in Tucson event provides an opportunity for students, tribal leaders, community members, and interested individuals to come together and learn from top experts in the field of Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights. Participants are able to explore a wide selection of course options ranging from Native Economic Development to ... Read More
  • JIT Faculty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    We extend heartfelt congratulations to renowned January in Tucson faculty member and friend, Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr. (Lumbee).  Prof. Williams was recently awarded the 2017 “Lawrence R. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Federal Indian Law,” by the national Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section. He will be honored at the upcoming 42nd Annual Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference on April 7, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Professor Williams has served as JIT faculty since the program’s inception in 2012, and is the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and... Read More