Leadership Development


We currently provide leadership development training through our Native Nation Rebuilders program. In the near future, we’ll also offer other initiatives to the grassroots changemakers in our region.

The Native Nation Rebuilders program is a two-year, cohort-based leadership training experience for Indigenous changemakers in Mni Sota Makoce, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The goal of ​the program is to strengthen Native leadership and equip changemakers with Indigenized tools and frameworks they can use to help rebuild their nations.


Do you have questions about the Rebuilders program? Reach out, we’d love to talk with you!

Cree Rose Dueker

Program Coordinator - Movement Building cree@nativegov.org

Join the nation rebuilding movement!

Learn more about the Native Nation Rebuilders program, eligibility and application requirements, and important dates.

Find a Rebuilder

Over 188 Indigenous changemakers from 11 cohorts have graduated from the Native Nation Rebuilders program. They are part of a nation rebuilding movement, using their skills and connections to strengthen governance in their communities. See who these changemakers are.

Josh Flute, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Cohort 7

“I have been using the core philosophies of nation rebuilding in my capacity as the CEO of Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Economic Development to strengthen the local economy.”

—Josh Flute, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Cohort 7