Community Engagement


Our community engagement program brings accessible, educational content related to our mission to the broader community. Awareness is the first step toward action; we educate the community with the goal of seeing increased respect for Tribal sovereignty and better outcomes for Native people. An informed public is more likely to advocate for and support Native nations’ goals.

We’re also passionate about finding ways for everyone to get involved with issues related to sovereignty, nation rebuilding, and Indian Country. All of us have a role to play in building an Indigenized future. Join us, and learn how you can help!

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our Community Engagement offerings and events? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

Lauren Kramer

External & Donor Relations Officer

Cree Rose Dueker

Program Coordinator - Movement Building

How We Engage the Community

We engage a wide cross-section of communities through events and resources. We offer free public events several times per year featuring speakers from across Indian Country. Check out our event feed calendar below to learn more and sign up.

We also create accessible, mission-related resources that anyone can use and share, including online guides, articles, and explainer videos. Visit our resources page for more.

Did you know we offer virtual trainings to groups and organizations? Current topics include beyond land acknowledgment, how to talk about Native nations, and cultural appropriation. We also have custom options. For more information on virtual trainings, contact

Take Action

Have you ever written or heard a land acknowledgment statement and thought, “What’s next?” Are you looking for ways to take meaningful action to support Indigenous people and nations? Check out our Beyond Land Acknowledgment materials to learn more about what you can do to help.

Community Engagement Event Attendee

“Native Governance Center’s event helped me learn how I, as an ally, can help call attention to cultural appropriation and the harm it causes to the greater community.”

—Community Engagement Event Attendee

Upcoming Events

Patagonia St. Paul Run and Film Night

Join us at Patagonia St. Paul's Run and Film Night on June 2! The evening will begin with a short run/walk and snacks from Pow Wow Grounds. Two films featuring Indigenous athletes will be screened, followed by Q&A with the directors and featured athletes. NGC will be tabling alongside other local organizations.

NCAI Mid-Year Convention

Join us at the 2023 NCAI Mid-Year Convention at Mystic Lake Center: we'll be tabling in the marketplace. Come say hello!

In Land Rush to Land Back, we'll examine allotment's history and modern-day implications for Native nations. We'll also highlight ongoing Indigenous resistance and the strategies Native nations are using to fight back.