Indigenous Leaders in Governance
Virtual Workshop Series
Our virtual workshop series introduces and explains Native nation rebuilding and traditional Indigenous governance principles. We make these concepts accessible and highlight practical ways nations might implement these approaches in their leadership and governance. We customize our virtual workshop series to fit nations’ needs and interests. The four live virtual workshops feature a mix of presentations, guest speakers, activities, and reflection. This education provides a good foundation for strengthening Tribal leadership and governance. Below are the general workshop topics:
- Traditional Indigenous Leadership and Governance
- Native Nation Rebuilding Philosophy
- Today’s Tribal Governance
- Tribal, State, and Federal Relations
Once a Native nation’s elected leadership and administration complete the workshop series, they are eligible to receive technical assistance on developing and implementing an orientation and onboarding program. Supporting Native nations with implementing their own programs helps strengthen sovereignty and provides a sustainable way for elected leaders to receive important decision making training into the future.
A Tribal civics initiative is a formal or informal learning opportunity for Tribal citizens to learn about their people’s history, cultural values and practices, traditional forms of governance, and current governmental structure and administration. This guide is for Indigenous youth, educators, knowledge keepers, grassroots and elected leaders; it’s for anyone who aspires to create and implement a Tribal civics engagement plan for their nation. This resource is available to download as a PDF.