Become a Rebuilder!

We’re excited to announce the opening of the application period for Cohort 13 of our Native Nation Rebuilders program. Join the nation rebuilding movement! Click the button below to read about requirements, important dates, and the application process.

Deadline to apply is Monday, October 2nd 5:00 PM Central Time. 

How can we help you?

Native Governance Center is a Native-led nonprofit dedicated to assisting Native nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise sovereignty.

Our Programs

Leadership Development

We provide leadership development training for Indigenous changemakers through our Native Nation Rebuilders program.

Tribal Governance Support

We engage elected Tribal leaders, administrators, and citizens in strengthening their Tribal governance systems.

Community Engagement

We bring mission-driven, accessible, educational content to the broader community.

Our Impact

In 2022, we expanded our impact through Tribal governance support, community engagement resources, and leadership development, among other focus areas. Here’s a sample of what we accomplished:


Tribal leaders & staff from three Native nations received training on nation rebuilding, sovereignty, and governance through our Indigenous Leaders in Governance program.


Unique pageviews on our educational videos, guides, and other resources designed for the community


Participation hours for 17 changemakers learning transformative leadership skills, adding to our network of over 200 Native Nation Rebuilders

Upcoming Events

Become a Rebuilder!

We’re excited to announce that applications for Rebuilders Cohort 13 are open now through October 2, 2023.

TikTok and Sovereignty

Hear from Indigenous content creators about their real-life experiences using TikTok to educate and activate about sovereignty.

Join us during the Indigenous People’s Weekend Basketball Expo in St. Paul, MN! We’re looking for current Rebuilders and alumni to join our Rebuilders basketball team. We’ll also have a table setup during the event.

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2022 Impact Report

We’re excited to announce the release of our 2022 Impact Report! View a summary on our reports page, or read the full report… Read More

Go to Applications for Cohort 13 now open!

Applications for Cohort 13 now open!

Are you an Indigenous changemaker looking to make a lasting impact on your nation? We're excited to announce that applications are now open for Cohort 13 of the Rebuilders program! Read More

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