Upcoming 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.

Blood Quantum and Sovereignty

Join us virtually for a beginner-level discussion focused on why blood quantum is controversial, as well as how it came to be used as an enrollment and citizenship criteria for Native nations.

#SpringSustainer Campaign

Become a #SpringSustainer. Help us make an impact. Spring is our busiest season: we're delivering governance workshops for Native nations, hitting the road for in-person trainings with our Rebuilders, releasing new videos and resource guides, and planning for the rest of the year with our goals in mind. In 2022, we're bringing Tribal-governance related programming […]

Sovereignty and Outdoor Spaces

Interest in outdoor recreation surged during the COVID-19 pandemic; today, the number of Americans adventuring outdoors continues to grow. Unfortunately, the outdoor recreation industry and the mainstream conservation movement have historically excluded Indigenous people. Native nations are using their sovereignty in a big way to reclaim and reimagine outdoor recreation and tourism. Join us for […]

Give to the Max Day 2022

When the going gets ruff, Rez dogs are truly sovereignty's best friend Join us for our 2022 Give to the Max Day campaign featuring our best friends - Rez dogs! Systems change work can be hard work, and our Rez dogs are always there to keep us grounded. Donate to Native Governance Center for Give to […]

Indigenous Representation Matters

For too long, many major institutions have excluded Indigenous people. Exclusion is harmful: it fuels invisibility, perpetuates negative stereotypes, and limits Indigenous communities' ability to thrive. Indigenous people are working to build visibility and power across all sectors. They're making their voices heard and pushing for Indigenous representation in leadership roles. Celebrate Native American Heritage […]

Event Resources

Cultural Appropriation and Wellness Guide

From yoga to “smudge kits,” wellness is on trend right now. While wellness practices can help us to unwind and de-stress, they also raise major questions about cultural appropriation and theft from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

What is Native nation rebuilding?

The Native nation rebuilding framework helps Native nations thrive. In this video, we explain the framework and how to put it into action.

Wings with Wayne

Are you ready to turn up the heat? We’re excited to announce the launch of Wings with Wayne, the show where sovereignty gets spicy! In each episode, our executive director Wayne Ducheneaux II visits with an Indigenous changemaker from our region to explore what sovereignty means to them. And, true to the show’s title, they also enjoy some VERY hot wings.