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.

Tribal Finance

We support Native nations in building their financial leadership and capacity.

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


Native Governance Center program staff are tabling and presenting at the Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) annual conference. Stop by our booth and attend our presentation! 

Our Tribal Finance team is tabling at the Native American Finance Officers Association's 42nd Annual Conference from April 28-30, 2024.

Latest News

Go to Building Kinship and Indigenous Power

Building Kinship and Indigenous Power

Deidre Whiteman, Lexi Keckler, and Jacob McArthur are three Native changemakers whose paths converged during their transformative leadership experience in Cohort 12 of… Read More

Go to Sovereignty Wins in Mni Sota Makoce

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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