Who We Are

The University of Arizona’s Indigenous Governance Programs are a partnership of The University of Arizona’s Native Nations Institute, Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office, and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program.

The Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program
The James E. Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) is a center for innovation in research, training, and advocacy in Indian law and international law of indigenous peoples. Through clinical studies and direct advocacy under the supervision of the world’s most distinguished scholars in the field, students and practitioners provide legal and other forms of assistance to local and international indigenous communities. With a hands-on approach to education, this program aims to promote a deeper, critical, and global understanding of the challenges indigenous people encounter. Find out more about IPLP at http://www.law.arizona.edu/depts/iplp/.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office
The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office (NPTAO) provides a comprehensive program of university-based technical assistance in the areas of economic and community development, technology transfer, and educational opportunities for Native peoples, Arizona’s Indian tribes, and tribal organizations. NPTAO, in consultation with tribal leaders and tribal representatives, serves as the conduit between Arizona’s Native constituents through resource identification and utilization of the University of Arizona’s vast and diverse cadre of university professional, academic, and research personnel. The office provides the first point of contact for the Vice President for Research Office for all American Indian affairs related matters. Find out more about NPTAO at http://www.nptao.arizona.edu/.

The Native Nations Institute
Founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation and The University of Arizona, the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI) serves as a self-determination, self-governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Its programs address the challenges of nation building through Leadership and Management Programs, Policy Analysis and Research projects, and Strategic and Organizational Development for Native nations and organizations. NNI is part of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, a research and outreach unit at the University of Arizona organized under the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Find out more about NNI at http://www.nni.arizona.edu/.

The James E. Rogers College of Law at The University of Arizona
The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona is a nationally prominent law school that has developed an outstanding academic program to prepare lawyers for leadership and service throughout the State, the country and internationally. Our core values – justice, professional integrity, public leadership and community service – impact all of our programs, activities and decisions.