Institute for Transborder Indigenous Nations (ITIN)
What is ITIN?
ITIN is a community of scholars, public intellectuals, and Indigenous community members working on behalf of the interests of Indigenous peoples impacted by the US-Mexico Border. As such, we represent one of many regions around the world in which Indigenous nations intersect with non-Indigenous settler-colonial nation states. Each region is home to a diversity of languages, cultures, histories, nations and bioregions. In the case of the US-Mexico Transborder region, which stretches for nearly two thousand miles, from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, there are twenty-nine Indigenous communities along the international divide. As an institute housed in ASU’s School of Transborder Studies, our primary focus is the Arizona-Sonora border.
ASU institutes and centers
Indigenous nations and cultures we represent
California: Barona Band of Mission Indians; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians; Campo Kumeyaay Nation; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians; Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians; Jamul Indian Village A Kumeyaay Nation; La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians; La Posta Band of Mission Indians; Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians; Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians; Pala Band of Cupeño Indians; Pauma Band of Mission Indians; Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians; San Pasqual Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
For more info on California: Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, see “Southern California Agency” ; California’s Clean Air Project, “County List of Tribal Nations”
Arizona: Ak-Chin Indian Community; Cocopah Indian Tribe; Colorado River Indian Tribes; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation; Fort Mojave Indian Tribe; Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe; Gila River Indian Community; Havasupai Tribe; Hopi Tribe; Hualapai Tribe; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians; Navajo Nation; Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Pueblo of Zuni; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; San Carlos Apache Tribe; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe; Tohono O'odham Nation; Tonto Apache Tribe; White Mountain Apache Tribe; Yavapai-Apache Tribe; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
For more info on California: Arizona Department of Education, “22 Federally Recognized Tribes in Arizona”; US Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Western Region—Agencies, see “Arizona Agencies & Tribes”; The University of Arizona, Native American Advancement, Initiatives & Research, “Arizona Tribes & Research Policies” (https://naair.arizona.edu/az-tribal-research-policies)