Who We Are

Native Governance Center is a Native-led nonprofit dedicated to assisting Native nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise sovereignty. We work to accomplish this through leadership development training, Indigenous governance resources, and community education programming. We support the 23 Native nations that share geography with MN, ND, and SD.

We opened our doors in 2016, so we are relatively young. We are constantly growing, changing, and innovating. We don’t live by the “we’ve always done it that way” motto; instead we like to say “let’s try it!”, knowing we will learn from each experience.

Our values guide everything we do—from organizational development to program delivery to deciding on our annual group Halloween costumes. We’re collaborative and humble in our approach: we believe in listening to input from our team, our nations, and the research we were founded on to inform our actions and decisions. We love GIFs and memes and try to find ways to use them as often as possible. We encourage respectful candor, authenticity, and balance on our team.

In 2020, we became a fully remote workplace, with staff located in multiple Native nations and states. While we’ve been successful in this model because we have a dedicated team, it doesn’t come without its challenges. For example, we are 3D humans working in a 2D world. We encourage you to research the pros and cons of virtual work (with some in-person events and travel, pandemic allowing) and decide if it matches your workstyle. We require that you have reliable, high-speed internet to be eligible for employment with NGC. We’re committed to the health and safety of our staff, our community, and Indian Country as a whole: we require our employees to be fully vaccinated.

Finally, NGC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.

Sorry, there are no open positions at this time.