New Online Database Showcases Tribal Governance Resources
From the University of Arizona:
A new database developed at the University of Arizona is serving as an online resource center for Indigenous people across the nation – and beyond – who are in search of information on Native Nation governance and leadership.
The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA’s Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development.
The idea was to create a simple and centralized point of access for Native Nation leaders, key decision-makers, employees, citizens and others in search of information, tools and strategies on how to rebuild their nations and communities.
For example, a number of Native Nations across the country are engaged in constitutional and government reform, seeking to replace the basic governance systems imposed on them by the U.S. government with governance systems of their own design, said Ian Record, manager of educational resources for the Native Nations Institute.
Record said the use of multimedia was one of the major goals for the database, which includes nearly 200 videotaped presentations and interviews featuring tribal leaders, along with full transcriptions and research citations that allow the material to be easily cited by visitors to the site.
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