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.
"...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
"...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
“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
“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