Program Manager Jayme Davis Receives Insights Discovery Practitioner Certification

We are excited to announce that Native Governance Center Program Manager Jayme Davis (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) has become a certified Insights Discovery Practitioner. Insights Discovery is a psychology-based tool that allows individuals to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, and communication styles. Participants take a short online test, after which they receive a customized profile that describes their personality and the value they bring to a group, among other details.

Program Manager Jayme Davis facilitating an Insights session.

Program Manager Jayme Davis facilitating an Insights session.

Certified Insights Practitioners can administer Insights Discovery to groups to encourage participants to discern how to work more effectively together. Native Nation Rebuilders complete Insights as part of their yearlong curriculum. Now that Jayme is officially certified, she’ll facilitate all future Insights sessions for our Rebuilders. Jayme is a Cohort 7 Rebuilder, and she’ll bring an understanding of what it means to be a Native Nation Rebuilder to her Insights facilitation. We look forward to seeing Jayme facilitate her first session with Rebuilders (Cohort 9) in Spearfish, South Dakota in April 2018.

To further hone her skills, Jayme did an Insights Discovery trial run with the Native Governance Center staff in January. The session allowed staff to learn more about one another and how to work even better together.

Jayme said the following about her experience receiving Insights certification: “I can’t wait to get started helping people better understand themselves, and in turn, build better and stronger relationships personally and professionally.”

Announcing Youth Rebuilders!

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WHAT is Youth Rebuilders?

Youth Rebuilders is a summer experience that equips Native youth with nation building training and inspires them to share their visions for the future. We’ll meet the selected Youth Rebuilders in their own community and provide them with three days of fun, interactive programming.

WHY Youth Rebuilders?

Youth Rebuilders grew out of the Native Nation Rebuilders Program as a way to develop the next generation of Native leaders.

WHO is eligible to apply?

Interested youth should apply as a Tribal group; we’ll admit up to 20 participants from a single Tribal youth council/youth group. Participants must be in grades 8-12.

HOW does the application process work?

Applications open March 19, 2018 and close on April 30, 2018. Apply using our online application at after March 19, 2018.

Program dates: June 18-20, 2018

Contact Jayme Davis, Program Manager, with questions.

2018 bushCONNECT Recruiting Partner

We are excited to announce that the Bush Foundation has selected Native Governance Center as a 2018 bushCONNECT recruiting partner!

What is bushCONNECT?

bushConnect logo imagebushCONNECTis a leadership and networking event hosted by the Bush Foundation in partnership with more than 40 organizations from across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Leaders come together for this day-long event to engage in talks, small-group sessions, community conversations, and networking experiences. The Bush Foundation surveyed leaders from across the region, and they overwhelmingly told them that they’d like to develop stronger and more significant connections with other leaders. bushCON is the Foundation’s response to this identified need.

Native Governance Center will serve as a recruiting partner.

We’ll recruit, sponsor, and host a cohort of 25 leaders from our network of Native Nation Rebuilders, Tribal leaders, and grassroots Native leaders who will benefit from attending bushCONN.

If you are a Rebuilder, Tribal leader, or grassroots Native leader, watch for more information on how to apply to join our bushCON cohort!

Cohort members will receive a stipend to cover travel expenses, in addition to pre- and post-conference programming.

“We’re so grateful for the chance to assemble a cohort of Native leaders for bushCON 2018. The recruitment partner opportunity fits directly with our mission: empowering Native leaders to create stronger connections with one another encourages idea sharing and collaboration around strengthening sovereignty and Tribal governance.”

Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, Program Director

Visit for more information about the event and watch for upcoming information from us about how to apply to join our cohort.