Supporting Indigenous Changemakers & Nations

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 2021, we expanded our impact through community engagement events, Tribal governance support, and leadership development. Here’s a sample of what we accomplished:


Attendees gained knowledge through community engagement events


Tribal leaders, staff, and community members contributed feedback to our Native nations listening tour


Participation hours for 31 changemakers learning transformative leadership skills, adding to our network of over 200 Native Nation Rebuilders

Upcoming Events

Patagonia St. Paul Run and Film Night

Join us at Patagonia St. Paul's Run and Film Night on June 2! The evening will begin with a short run/walk and snacks from Pow Wow Grounds. Two films featuring Indigenous athletes will be screened, followed by Q&A with the directors and featured athletes. NGC will be tabling alongside other local organizations.

NCAI Mid-Year Convention

Join us at the 2023 NCAI Mid-Year Convention at Mystic Lake Center: we'll be tabling in the marketplace. Come say hello!

In Land Rush to Land Back, we'll examine allotment's history and modern-day implications for Native nations. We'll also highlight ongoing Indigenous resistance and the strategies Native nations are using to fight back.

Latest News

Go to Our Sidequest with Dallas Goldtooth

Our Sidequest with Dallas Goldtooth

In late April 2023, we tried something new: we went on a sidequest with our pal Dallas Goldtooth (FX’s Reservation… Read More

Go to Caring for our Rez Pet Relatives through Governance

Caring for our Rez Pet Relatives through Governance

“Rez dogs are happy.” It’s one of the main messages we took away from attending the recent Humane Society of the United States… Read More

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