ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Curious to know what the application process looks like? Read on for a brief description of each requirement.
The first step is for you to fill out the online application. We’ll ask some basic questions about you – contact information, education, and employment. These help us better understand the demographics of our applicants.
You’ll then be asked to complete short essay questions about your thoughts and experiences with individual and community engagement, and tribal governance knowledge.
After confirming your commitment to participate fully if you are selected, and submitting your application, we’ll send you an email with links for you to send to your two professional references and your employer.
In addition to the online application, you must have two professional references submitted in support of your application. These references must be from two non-relatives who are familiar with your values, character, and goals. You will receive a link to an online form to send to your references.
Reference forms must be submitted by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete. Any forms received after the deadline will not be considered.
You are required to have a letter of support from your employer. The commitment is for your employer to support you in this effort and to allow you time away from work to attend the sessions.
Program participants must make a significant commitment of time and energy. You are required to attend four separate sessions during the two-year program, for a total of 4 days in 2019 and 13 days in 2020, plus travel time. Native Governance Center covers participant costs relating to travel, meals, and lodging.
The Employer Commitment form must be submitted by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete. Any forms received after the deadline will not be considered.
In order for your application to be complete and eligible for consideration, all forms must be submitted by the deadline.
Application form, references, and employer support letters must be submitted by September 11, 2019 at 11:59PM CST. Any forms received after the deadline will not be considered.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS
A selection committee composed of individuals with expertise in nation building will evaluate each Rebuilder candidate according to his or her commitment to Native sovereignty, leadership experience, knowledge of the issues facing their nation, and potential to help their nation.