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.

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

Native Fashion and Sovereignty

Join us for Native Fashion and Sovereignty to explore how authentic Native fashion contributes to Native narrative change. We'll share how you can support Native designers and artists, and we'll also examine how Native nations are using their sovereignty to protect Native designs while advancing economic development through fashion.

NGC at Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Native Governance Center staff are delivering a presentation, "So You've Written A Land Acknowledgment: Now What?", at the 2023 Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference in Minneapolis, MN. If you plan to attend the conference, we encourage you to join us for our presentation!

NGC at MNACPA Spring Conference

The Native Governance Center team is presenting on Beyond Land Acknowledgment at the MNACPA's spring 2023 conference. If you're at the conference, come check out our session!