January in Tucson

Indigenous Governance Program January in Tucson

For three weeks each year, the January in Tucson intensive education session brings together distinguished faculty in the field of Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights, and gives them the opportunity to teach and hold discussions with Indigenous leaders, practitioners, and community members, as well as other individuals interested in Indigenous affairs.

The result is more than just a series of classes on Indigenous topics. JIT courses not only convey important information backed by research, but they allow space for a crucial dialogue to occur between Indigenous peoples from all over the world. This conversation provides new perspectives to familiar challenges, and helps to make JIT a truly unique educational experience.

Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

For individuals who (college/university degree not required):

  • Are seeking professional development
  • Do not need university credits
  • Will complete 6 January in Tucson (JIT) courses

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)* 

For licensed attorneys who:

*Registration in each course may qualify for up to 12 hours of CLE credit for State Bar of Arizona members, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. Contact the State Bar of Arizona for more details. For details on CLE eligibility outside of Arizona, please contact your State Bar Association.

All January in Tucson credits can be applied to the Indigenous Governance Graduate Program:

Cost of Attendance

Courses are $750 each. Funding is available.


"Learning about what other communities are doing is always really empowering for all communities...I can bring a lot of those stories forward to different people."

Pah-tu Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), Community Engagement Specialist, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
JIT 2019 & Tribal Professionals Cohort Member