A primary goal of UA NativeNet is to provide support to tribal governments and tribal organizations as they develop culturally appropriate solutions to the issues facing them today.
NativeNet provides two types of resources that will be of particular interest to tribal leaders - our Guidebook series and our Courses.
The NativeNet Guidebooks are designed as practical resources for tribal leaders. The Guides contain information and background on a wide variety of topics and highlight the policy decisions tribal leaders need to make, including providing examples of how other tribes have handled the issue.
NativeNet courses make use of modern educational technology to deliver continuing education and professional development courses in an interactive, engaging format. The courses are taught by leading scholars and authorities in the field, including the faculty of the University of Arizona Native Nations Institute and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program. The courses provide a more in depth examination of the issues facing tribal governments today.
The pricing structure allows for the purchase of classes for unlimited viewing, which means that all tribal leaders would have the opportunity to view them.
The challenges addressed by these materials range from managing natural resources ("Regulating Water Quality" Guidebook and course) to building robust governmental infrastructure and economies ("Limited Liability Companies" and Nation Building course) to creating safe and healthy communities ("Issuing Protection Orders" and "Enforcing Protection Orders").