ETD Inc. participates in Tribal Professionals Cohort
Indigenous Governance Program, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
ETD Inc. Outreach Specialist, Adrian Dotson, was accepted to join the Tribal Professionals Cohort in the Indigenous Governance Program, to gain some knowledge and skills in relation to indigenous governance. Native Nations Institute and University of Arizona host the January in Tucson – Indigenous Governance Program, for individuals interested in a deep, practical understanding of Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights. The cohort consists of tribal professionals who work directly with native communities.
The Indigenous Governance Programs (IGP) at the University of Arizona is a collaboration between the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (at the James E. Rogers College of Law) and the Native Nations Institute (which is part of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy). The courses are designed and taught by an internationally renowned faculty where participants can acquire the knowledge most useful to their unique circumstances.
January-in-Tucson is a three-week session of courses offered by the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Arizona’s campus in Tucson, Arizona. Each year, the January-in-Tucson 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 students interested in Indigenous affairs.
Dotson attended three courses over the week of January 18; Law 525 – Native Economic Development, Law 631J – Making Change Happen, and Law 656A – Intergovernmental Relations. Because he applied and was accepted into the Tribal Professionals Cohort, Native Nations Institute covered the cost of registration and travel.
We hope to utilize the knowledge and network of the Indigenous Governance Program to help us in our work with the Navajo Nation and its communities. We also hope to continue to attend the January in Tucson - Indigenous Governance Program in the coming years.