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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.

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Tribal Civics: A Guide for Fostering Engagement

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.

Blood Quantum and Sovereignty

What is blood quantum, and why is it controversial? Watch our event recording to learn more.

Indigenous Financial Management

Informed leadership and strong financial management practices are crucial components for effective self-governance, something we…

Native Nations Listening Tour Report

Background & Design Project In 2019, we launched our Native Nations Listening Tour, with a…

What Do Tribal Governments Do Explainer Video

What do Tribal governments do? In this video created by Native Governance Center and the…

Who We Are: Native Governance Center

Learn more about Native Governance Center, a Native American-led nonprofit organization based in St. Paul,…