The Team

Tory Fodder Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo) is the Manager of the Indigenous Governance Program (IGP). In this capacity, he oversees IGP's flagship event, January in Tucson (JIT); the IGP graduate program; chairs the IGP Marketing and Outreach Team; and helps facilitate the development of IGP's international partnerships. For details on the January in Tucson event, our graduate degree offerings, and opportunities with our international partners, please contact Tory at or (520) 626-0664.
Veronica Hirsch Verónica Hirsch (Chiricahua Apache) serves as the Native Nations Institute's Digital Resources Coordinator and is part of the IGP Marketing and Outreach Team. She manages all aspects of NNI’s Rebuilding Native Nations Online (RNN Online) course that is part of Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) curricula; staffs IGP outreach events; scripts JIT promotional videos; and composes electronic outreach messages. Additionally, Verónica moderates NNI’s free Indigenous Governance Database.
Jason Aragon Jason Aragón is the Media Specialist at Native Nations Institute who provides multimedia production and support to all areas of NNI activities and the Indigenous Governance Program. His services include videography and editing media content related to the development, cataloging, and dissemination of resources that are made available on all of the NNI and IGP resource sharing platforms.
Amy Jorgensen Amy Jorgensen is the Sr. Graphic Designer at Native Nations Institute and provides graphic and web design support for the IGP. She created and helps facilitate the JIT HUB, the online course for JIT participants and faculty. Amy also is contributing to the redesign of the Rebuilding Native Nations Online course. The IGP Pop-Up Bookstore is another initiative that she organizes and facilitates during JIT and other events.