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.

Rebuilders Photo Session

Jay Cooke State Park Jay Cooke Park Office, 780 MN-210, Carlton, MN, United States

We're organizing a photo session at Jay Cooke State Park (Carlton, MN) for Rebuilders from all cohorts! 

State Fair: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dan Patch Park Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN, United States

Are you planning to attend the Minnesota State Fair this year? In between all of those cheese curds, midway rides, and pronto pups, stop by our booth on Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Fair!

UTTC Tribal Leaders Summit

Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND, United States

Our leadership development team is tabling at the United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit. The Summit runs from September 5-7, 2023 at the Bismarck Event Center.

MCN Annual Conference

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, United States

The NGC team is presenting at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' Annual Conference again this year! Stop by our breakout session, "How to Talk about Native Nations," to learn helpful tips for respectfully referring to Native people and nations.

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.

Event Resources

Native Governance Center Fact Sheet

Looking for basic information about NGC? Learn about our history, mission, programs, and contact information in a handy one-page format.

Cultural Appropriation Video

Are you interested in appreciating Indigenous culture and avoiding cultural appropriation but feel unsure about where to start?

TikTok and Sovereignty Event Recording

In our September 27th, 2023 "TikTok and Sovereignty" event, you'll hear from several Indigenous content creators about their real-life experiences using the platform to educate and activate.