Native Governance Center creates accessible, introductory-level resources on a variety of topics related to sovereignty, governance, and nation rebuilding. We encourage you to browse, download, and share our resources with your networks! We regularly add new resources to this page, so don’t forget to check back in the future.
Cultural Appropriation and Wellness Guide
From yoga to “smudge kits,” wellness is on trend right now. While wellness practices can help us to unwind and de-stress, they also raise major questions about cultural appropriation and theft from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.
What is Native nation rebuilding?
The Native nation rebuilding framework helps Native nations thrive. In this video, we explain the framework and how to put it into action.
Wings with Wayne
Are you ready to turn up the heat? We’re excited to announce the launch of Wings with Wayne, the show where sovereignty gets spicy! In each episode, our executive director Wayne Ducheneaux II visits with an Indigenous changemaker from our region to explore what sovereignty means to them. And, true to the show’s title, they also enjoy some VERY hot wings.
Sovereignty and Outdoor Spaces Guide
All modern-day “public lands” are stolen Indigenous lands. Before you take your next outdoor adventure, educate yourself about the land you plan to visit and how to interact with the land respectfully.
Data Sovereignty Event Recording
In a post-Roe world, concerns about the erosion of healthcare privacy are on the rise. "Indigenous Data Sovereignty in a Post-Roe World" demonstrates how data sovereignty can be used as a way to increase Indigenous health outcomes and protect sensitive health information.
The 2020 Census at Red Lake Nation
The census has a dismal record of undercounting certain population groups, in particular Native Americans residing on reservations. The 2020 census faced two unprecedented challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and political interference by the Trump administration. For Native communities across the country, the result was a net undercount of 5.64%. At Red Lake Nation in northwestern Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota), however, through outstanding leadership and a series of actions that embody Native nation rebuilding principles, Red Lake Nation achieved a count of 100% of known housing units.