Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School

Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School

These nations are being rebuilt, poverty is being pushed back, and cultures are being strengthened as Indian communities take charge of their own destinies.

The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations through applied research and service. The Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School is the recognized leader in practical research, teaching, leadership development, policy analysis, an

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Indigenous Love Words Project 02/14/2024

It's the instant smile as each person says 'I love you' in their language that does it for me.🩷

Indigenous Love Words Project We asked one simple question: How do you say, "I Love You", in your Indigenous language? This is a crowd-sourced project organized by The 1491s. All footage ...

02/09/2024

We are pleased to announce Eric Henson (Chickasaw) as the inaugural Director of the Ittapila Program for Nation Building and Outreach. Eric has been a part of the Harvard Project family beginning in 1996 when he started the Harvard Kennedy School’s Masters in Public Policy program. Ever since, he’s been an integral contributor to the Honoring Nations program, our policy research, and pro bono advisory services to tribal leaders.

“My new role as Director of the Ittapila Program for Nation Building Education and Outreach is truly exciting. Not only will I be able to continue teaching about topics of critical importance to Indigenous people, I will now have greater capacity to assist with student field engagements, take part in increased public speaking opportunities, and lead our outreach efforts with the Project’s many friends and alumni. The range of potential opportunities for enhanced interaction with Indian Country here in the USA and with Native people globally is nearly endless and I am thrilled to get the chance to play an important part in our efforts to continue Harvard’s service to Indigenous communities far and wide.”

Honoring the Chickasaw word for "to help one another," the Ittapila Program for Nation Building Education and Outreach supports student engagement and fellowships designed to assist Native nations and organizations as they strengthen their governance capacities. The Ittapila Program for Nation Building Education and Outreach is made possible through the generous endowment support of the .

To learn more about the Ittapila Program, visit our website.

What HKS students learned during January Term 02/06/2024

Harvard students provide testimonials about what they learned at last month's Nation Building I course.

For an album of many of the presenters, follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mszEVTHLGyX1BxFaA

What HKS students learned during January Term While most spring semester courses are just getting underway, many HKS students took advantage of the learning opportunities offered during January Term (J-Term). We spoke with several students who enrolled in three of the J-Term courses offered and asked about their experience. They shared lessons....

Bad Press | Official Trailer (2023) 02/01/2024

SAVE THE DATE | Bad Press Screening & Panel discussion
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall
*Registration opens February 17. This event is free and in-person only

Speakers:
Joe Peeler, Co-Director of Bad Press
Angel Ellis, Director of Mvskoke Media
Jason Salsman, Press Secretary, Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Moderator:
Hanaa’ Tameez, Staff Writer at Nieman Journalism Lab

Bad Press | Official Trailer (2023) An enthralling, edge-of-your-seat nail biter that unfurls with the energy and suspense of a political thriller, BAD PRESS is a timely and unprecedented docum...

01/31/2024

Our favorite troublemakers, all three.

🤩 Our fearless leader + the 2 nerdy Harvard guys who started it all!

NNI Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi) first teamed up with Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School (formerly the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development) founders Joseph P. Kalt (left) and Stephen Cornell (right) in 1992 while she was Co-director of Northern Arizona University's National Executive Education Program for Native American Leadership.

Cornell came to UArizona in 1998 to direct the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Joan moved from Flagstaff to Tucson to become the first Assistant Director of the Native Nations Institute in 2001.

Learn more about NNI's history in our interactive timeline here: https://nni.arizona.edu/about-us

University to offer travel funding for Tribes to boost repatriation efforts — Harvard Gazette 01/12/2024

"In addition to the new travel funding for repatriation visits, [Kelli] Mosteller and [Joe] Gone are celebrating a generous gift that will allow HUNAP to move to a new, bigger home. The building on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge will house office and programming space for HUNAP and will also be available as a gathering spot for Native American students."

University to offer travel funding for Tribes to boost repatriation efforts — Harvard Gazette Also announced was plans for Harvard University Native American Program to move to a new location on Mt. Auburn Street.

12/25/2023
Responsibility and Repair | Session 3: Harvard and Massachusetts Tribal Repair 12/23/2023

Wrapping up the conference is Session 3: Harvard and Massachusetts Tribal Repair. On this panel you'll hear from Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Lydia Curliss, Elizabeth Solomon, and David Weeden. This panel was moderated by our own Megan Minoka Hill.

Responsibility and Repair | Session 3: Harvard and Massachusetts Tribal Repair Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and BeyondInstitutions in the United States and around ...

12/21/2023

Thank you for being an important part of the Harvard Project. We're very excited for what's to come in 2024!

Note: Our offices will be closed from December 22nd until January 2nd.

Responsibility and Repair | Keynote Address 12/21/2023

Day 2 Keynote Address by Tara Houska

Additionally, university representative Shannon Speed, UCLA, spoke.

Responsibility and Repair | Keynote Address Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and BeyondInstitutions in the United States and around ...

Responsibility and Repair | Session 2: Colonization in New England 12/20/2023

Session 2: Colonization in New England

Panelists: Linda Coombs and Tobias J. Vanderhoop, moderated by Matthew Liebmann

Responsibility and Repair | Session 2: Colonization in New England Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and BeyondInstitutions in the United States and around ...

Responsibility and Repair | Session 1: Enslavement, Indenture, and Dispossession 12/19/2023

Panelists on Session 1: Enslavement, Indenture, and Dispossession: Margaret Ellen Newell, Andrés Reséndez, David Silverman, and David Weeden. Moderated by Tiya Miles

Responsibility and Repair | Session 1: Enslavement, Indenture, and Dispossession Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and BeyondInstitutions in the United States and around ...

Responsibility and Repair | Evening Event 12/18/2023

Last month, the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and Harvard University Native American Program hosted a 2-day conference to begin discussions on repairing Harvard's legacy of Indigenous enslavement, indenture, and colonization. Kicking off the conference with good medicine was Dallas Goldtooth following the opening remarks from President Gay, Prof. Gone, respected Indigenous leaders from New England, and others.

All this week we will share the conference keynotes and sessions. All recordings now available and chaptered on YouTube @ RadcliffeInstitute.

Responsibility and Repair | Evening Event Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and Beyond Evening EventInstitutions in the United Stat...

Photos from Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation's post 12/06/2023
From the Killers of the Flower Moon to the Osage Nation Today 12/04/2023

Tonight's highly anticipated conversation "From the Killers of the Flower Moon to the Osage Nation Today" will begin in just over an hour at 6pm ET. The YouTube link is now live. Click below and join at anytime. This event will be recorded.

From the Killers of the Flower Moon to the Osage Nation Today Join us for an important conversation on the story behind the critically acclaimed new blockbuster film “Killers of the Flower Moon” and the journey of the O...

12/04/2023

Happening today, 6pm ET! We'll post the YouTube livestream link once it becomes available.

What the Osage taught Scorsese about ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’— Harvard Gazette 12/04/2023

"The book and now the film have not only lifted the veil of silence within the Osage Nation but also put the tribe in the spotlight. After a century of living under federally imposed land-ownership and citizenship rules, the Osage adopted a new constitution in 2006 that has allowed the tribe to grow to 27,000 members." Chief Jim Gray

⏰ Tune in this evening, 6pm ET, to hear from Chief Gray, Hepsi Barnett MPA '00, and Wilson Pipestem. The YouTube live link will be posted later today.

What the Osage taught Scorsese about ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’— Harvard Gazette Members to detail role of tribe in making of new film, legacy of murders on community at Kennedy School event.

Indigenous, Black and Communities of Color Fighting for Environmental Justice 12/01/2023

Flashback Friday!

IOP Forum, April 4, 2022
"Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color Fighting for Environmental Justice"
Karen Diver, MPA '03, Shamar Bibbins, MC/MPA '24, Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, MPA '06

Indigenous, Black and Communities of Color Fighting for Environmental Justice The Ash Center Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (HPAIED) held a JFK...

Photos from Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School's post 11/23/2023

Sitting in gratitude for our partners in Indigenous nation building, for our colleagues, and for the champions of our work.

11/23/2023

🌟 Discover a wealth of resources and toolkits ensuring accurate educational materials on Native Americans and promote understanding and appreciation for the rich tapestry of Native cultures. Empower educators, students, and communities with authentic knowledge. Explore these tools to foster a more inclusive and culturally aware learning environment.🚀

11/22/2023

Join the Harvard Project and the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a JFK Jr. Forum discussion "Killers of the Flower Moon to the Osage Nation Today". *In-person registration available only to Harvard-ID holders. The YouTube livestream link will be posted 1-hour prior to the event.

🗣️ Chief Jim Gray, Hepsi Barnett (MPA 2000), Wilson Pipestem, and moderated by Joe Kalt
🗓️ Dec. 4 at 6:00 PM ET
📍In-person & Livestreamed from the JFK Jr. Forum

https://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/iop-forum-register?c=701Pp000003PEZBIA4

Photos from Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School's post 11/20/2023

🔁 Reposting
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Check out our accelerated Indigenous Economies & Environments courses for !

Offerings include:
- Indigenous Peoples and the Environment with Torivio Fodder, JD, SJD (Taos Pueblo)
- Indigenous Organizations with Danielle Hiraldo, MPA, PhD (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina) and Cheryl Ellenwood, MA (Nez Perce)
- Native Economic Development with Joan Timeche, MBA (Hopi)
- Intergovernmental Relations with Del Laverdure, JD (Crow Nation)

Explore the full list of 2024 courses at the 🔗link in bio🔗

11/15/2023

Come say hi and learn about master’s degree programs at Harvard Kennedy School, funding opportunities, courses in Native nation building, and Indigenous student life at Harvard!

Harvard University Native American Program

11/06/2023

🔁 Reposting
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The deadline to apply for the Tribal Professionals Cohort is extended to Nov. 8!⁠

Apply by November 8th for this one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity.⁠

Learn Native nation building from the best scholars in the field while working with an inspiring peer cohort for the next 12 months.⁠

🔗Details and application at the link in ’s bio!🔗

Photos from Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School's post 11/03/2023

🔁 Reposting
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Starting in 30 minutes, the third and final session for the “Responsibility and Repair” conference. Join us to hear about Harvard and Massachusetts Tribal Repair.

You can watch the livestream by going to the Harvard Radcliffe Institute YouTube channel!

Responsibility and Repair 11/03/2023

🗓 Beginning in 30 min - 9AM ET - Day 2 of Responsibility & Repair. Livestream YouTube link below ⤵️.

9:18 AM
Session 1: Enslavement, Indenture, and Dispossession
11:15 AM
Session 2: Colonization in New England
1:35 PM
Keynote: Tara Houska
3 PM
Session 3: Harvard and Massachusetts Tribal Repair

Responsibility and Repair Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and BeyondInstitutions in the United States and around ...

Responsibility and Repair 11/02/2023

Live streaming of tonight's Responsibility & Repair keynote with Dallas Goldtooth is available at the link below.

Responsibility and Repair Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and Beyond Evening EventInstitutions in the United Stat...

Photos from Project on Indigenous Governance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School's post 10/31/2023

🔁 Reposting
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Introducing the second session for the “Responsibility and Repair” conference. Join us to hear about Colonization in New England.

You can still register to attend the conference either in person or virtually using the link in bio!

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Our Story

Founded by Professors Stephen Cornell and Joseph P. Kalt at Harvard University in 1987, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) is housed within the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Through applied research and service, the Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations. The Harvard Project’s core activities include research, education and the administration of a tribal governance awards program. In all of its activities, the Harvard Project collaborates with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona. The Harvard Project is also formally affiliated with the Harvard University Native American Program, an interfaculty initiative at Harvard University.

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