Board of Directors
Twyla Baker, Ph.D., ChairPresident
Dr. Baker is a Native Governance Center Rebuilder (Cohort 2) and serves as President of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, the chartered college of her Tribal Nation. Living and working in her home community, Dr. Baker brings networking expertise and real world experience working with Tribal Nations, which she has done throughout her career. As a researcher and data scientist, Dr. Baker is vested in ensuring Tribal Nations possess and employ quality data and information to empower and inform decision making for the good of Tribal citizens.
Caleb DogeagleSolicitor General
Caleb is an NGC Rebuilder (Cohort 9), and previously served as legal counsel to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. Mr. Dogeagle serves on the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and the board of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. He earned a B.A. from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. He also earned his J.D. and LL. M from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, AZ, focusing within the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program.
Frank Ettawageshik, SecretaryExecutive Director
Frank is a former Tribal Chairman and a current Appellate Court Justice. He works on leadership development for Indian Country. His work includes local, regional, national and international efforts on Indigenous cultural property rights, treaty rights, environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.