Supporting Indigenous Changemakers

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

Our team is attending the 2024 Reservation Economic Summit (RES) from March 11-14, 2024. Find us at our session or the Trade Show!

Partnering with Native Nations in a Good Way

Are you interested in collaborating with Native nations but don't know where to start? Or, do you have an existing partnership and want to learn how to be a better relative?

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Sovereignty Wins in Mni Sota Makoce

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called the state’s 2023 legislative session “the most successful…certainly in many of our lifetimes and maybe in Minnesota history.”… Read More

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Headlines for the Future

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