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Registration now open for 2018 Nation Building Celebration!

Join us in a discussion of community engagement strategies

Each year, we host a Nation Building Celebration; a gathering that brings together Tribal leaders, grassroots Native leaders, local and state lawmakers, and members of the general public to network, learn, and gather resources related to leadership and nation building.

This year’s Nation Building Celebration will focus on community engagement strategies for strengthening sovereignty. We’ll have speakers from across Indian Country talking about how they engage their communities.

The convening will take place on November 9, 2018 at Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. On the evening of November 8, 2018, we’ll host a Rebuilders Dinner at Mystic Lake Center to celebrate and honor our Native Nation Rebuilders.

Schedule

November 8, 2018: Dinner Honoring our Native Nation Rebuilders, with keynote by Jodi Archambault-Gillette

  • 5:00 p.m. – Registration and Social Hour
  • 6:00 p.m. – Welcome and Prayer
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Keynote: Leadership and Engaging Native Youth
    • Jodi Archambault-Gillette, Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota
  • 8:00 p.m. – Turtle Mountain Youth Rebuilders Presentation
    • Alexis Davis, Chairwoman
    • Colten Birkland, Vice-Chair
    • Eddy Falcon, Secretary/Treasurer
  • 8:45 p.m. – Closing

November 9, 2018 – Nation Building Celebration

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Prayer and Welcome
  • 9:30 a.m. – Keynote: Community Engagement
  • 10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 11:00 a.m. – Redefining Citizenship
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch – Youth Rebuilders Presentation – Turtle Mountain Youth Council
    • Alexis Davis, Chairwoman
    • Colten Birkland, Vice-Chair
    • Eddy Falcon, Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1:00 p.m. – Changemakers Panel
    • Moderated by Twyla Baker, PhD: President, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College; Native Governance Center Board Member
    • Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull: Bde Maka Ska Renaming
    • Ruth Buffalo: ND Human Rights Coalition
    • Kevin Killer: Oglala Lakota County Renaming
    • LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
  • 3:00 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – Community Engagement: A Global Perspective
    • Rochelle Diver, International Indian Treaty Council; Native Governance Center Board Member

Lodging

To reserve your hotel room at Mystic Lake Center for a reduced group rate of $110, register online using this link: https://bit.ly/2A4dmGP.

You can also call 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and ask for Reservations. Mention that you’re participating in the “Native Governance Center” event.

Registration

Early Bird – through August 31 (NOTE: Early Bird Pricing has ended.)

  • $50 – Dinner only
  • $75 – Conference only
  • $125 – Dinner + Conference

Regular Tickets – September 1 through October 31

  • $75 – Dinner only
  • $100 – Conference only
  • $150 – Dinner + Conference

Limited scholarships are available based on need. Please contact us for more information.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!