Past Events


Attending an event is a great way to get involved with and learn more about Native Governance Center! We host a variety of events for different audiences throughout the year. Check out our events calendar below to learn more about and register for our upcoming events.

Sponsor an Event

Our event sponsorship program offers businesses, nonprofits, and individuals the chance to meet their goals and partner with an Indigenous-led, community-focused organization. Our program will help you:

  • Increase visibility among your target audiences and/or new audiences.
  • Gain a customized, unique opportunity to promote your brand.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to giving back to the community, especially to BIPOC-led organizations.
  • Reach your potential customers through a channel/platform they trust.

Want to learn more about sponsorship? Visit our sponsorships page.

TikTok and Sovereignty


Hear from Indigenous content creators about their real-life experiences using TikTok to educate and activate about sovereignty.

Indigenous People’s Weekend Basketball Expo

Harding High School 1540 6th St E, St. Paul, MN, United States

Join us during the Indigenous People’s Weekend Basketball Expo in St. Paul, MN! We’ll have a table set up during the event.

NGC at Owamni Falling Water Festival

Mill Ruins Park, Water Works and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park 102 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Native Governance Center is tabling at the Owamni Falling Water Festival on Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend.

Rebuilding Native Nations Lunch and Learn: A Taste of Rebuilding


Are you a Native leader looking to create change in your community? Do you want to better understand how strong Tribal governance structures can benefit your nation? Join us to learn about Native nation rebuilding and how the rebuilding principles can benefit you in your current role, your community, and your nation. This event is […]

Give to the Max Day 2023

Celebrate Give to the Max Day 2023 with us by supporting our "Where's Wayne" campaign! We've set a goal to raise $35,000 by November 16.

NGC at Lakota Nation Invitational

Barnett Arena 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd N., Rapid City, South Dakota

Our Tribal Governance Support Program Manager, Michaela, will be at the Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, SD on December 13th-16th.

Tribal Leaders Dinner

RedRossa Italian Grill 808 West Sioux Ave, Suite #200, Pierre, SD, United States

Join us for a Tribal leaders dinner coinciding with South Dakota's State Tribal Relations Day 2024!

NGC at NCAI Executive Winter Session

Westin Washington, DC Downtown 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Our Tribal Governance Support team will be attending the NCAI executive winter session from February 12-15, 2024. The event will take place at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown.

Partnering with Native Nations in a Good Way


Are you interested in collaborating with Native nations but don't know where to start? Or, do you have an existing partnership and want to learn how to be a better relative?


Grand Casino Hinckley 777 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley, MN, United States

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! 

NGC at NAFOA 42nd Annual Conference

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel 6300 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL, United States

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

Event Resources

Rebuilding Tribal Finance

In this explainer video, learn how Native nations can use Native Nation Rebuilding principles to strengthen their Tribal finance systems.

Partnering with Native Nations in a Good Way Guide

Are you interested in collaborating with Native nations but don't know where to start? Or, do you have an existing partnership and want to learn how to be a better relative? We created this guide to share best practices for partnering with Native nations in a good way. Developing meaningful partnerships shows respect for both sovereignty and elected leaders. When you follow a nation’s processes for outreach and engagement, you affirm Tribal sovereignty.

Minnesota Native American Essential Understandings for Educators

The idea of creating a Minnesota essential understandings document was recommended in Restoring Our Place,…