Harvard Project research and policy analysis are available in a variety of forms. Papers and publications may be searched via keyword or by using the filtered search system.

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Encompassing over two decades of research, The Harvard Project’s and The Native Nations Institute’s books share seminal findings in support of nation building throughout Indian country.

Honoring Nations Case Studies

Generated from the family of Honoring Nations honorees, case studies offer a deeper analysis of excellence in governance.

Honoring Nations Reports

Celebrating, documenting, and disseminating the stories of the outstanding programs in self-governance that are daily emerging from the Native nations, Honoring Nations Reports highlight tribal government successes.

Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA)

Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs is a joint venture of the Harvard Project and its sister organization, the Native Nations Institute (NNI). The series grew from the desire to put the Harvard Project’s and NNI’s premier academic research and policy reports together in one place.

Article and Chapter Reprints

Much of the Harvard Project’s work has been published in professional journals and books. Pre-print versions of all published Harvard Project research, with complete citations to the published works, are available at this site.

Other Papers and Reports

Harvard Project scholars have written many additional working papers and commissioned reports, on topics as wide-ranging as the impact of welfare reform on Indian Country, reservation policing, government accountability, and leadership training, among others.

Testimony and Speeches

Harvard Project personnel are frequently invited to present testimony to various governmental bodies in both the United States and Canada; selected testimonies are available here.

Teaching Cases

The John F. Kennedy School of Government has been a pioneer in the development of teaching materials for public policy professionals. Following this lead, the Harvard Project has produced a number of case studies that invite participants to immerse themselves in a tribal policy or development conundrum and wrestle with practical decision-making. Some cases come with teaching guides.

Tools and Data

The Harvard Project and Native Nations Institute have developed several tools for policy decision-makers, downloadable here. Datasets relevant to Harvard Project research will periodically be made available as well.