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.

JIT 2022 registration begins in Fall 2021. We are offering two JIT Courses in the Fall Course Series.




Cost of Attendance

Each course costs $750, which includes access to course materials on UArizona's online course platform.

Professional Development or Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

This option is for individuals who:

  • Are seeking one or a couple of courses for professional development
  • Do not need university credit
  • Might like to complete six January in Tucson (JIT) courses in the future and earn a certificate of completion (CEC)
  • COST: $750 USD (1 person, 1 course)

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.

January in Tucson credits may be applied to the Indigenous Governance Graduate Program. This option is for individuals who:

  • Are applying to be a candidate in the University of Arizona’s Masters of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance Program; or applying to be a candidate in the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance Program
  • Are seeking university credit toward a degree at another institution
  • COST: $867 USD (Or current tuition rate paid to the University of Arizona) 
  • Please contact IGP@arizona.edu for more details