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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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Blood Quantum and Sovereignty Event Recording

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

Indigenous Wealth Building Event Recording

What does an Indigenous approach to wealth look like? How can Indigenous wealth concepts help us heal our future? Watch our event recording to answer these questions and more.

Indigenous Wealth Guide

Indigenous wealth is about decolonizing and revitalizing what it means to be healthy and live in abundance. Read our guide to learn more.

Principles of Native Nation Rebuilding

The term rebuilding honors the fact that Native people and nations already have the tools they need to succeed. The rebuilding framework simply puts these tools into a common language. At its core, rebuilding is about using Indigenous knowledge and values to solve modern-day problems in a way that makes sense to the nation. It’s essential to differentiate between the Native nation rebuilding approach and the standard approach. The standard approach refers to an unstrategic, unempowered, rushed, and oftentimes unfair, way of solving problems. Changemakers working to implement Native nation rebuilding can draw upon their communities’ inherent strengths to overcome the standard approach and design a future that reflects Indigenous innovation and wisdom. 

What is Tribal Sovereignty Explainer Video

Tribal sovereignty is a phrase you might have heard, but what does it really mean?…

Why Do Treaties Matter Explainer Video

Why do treaties matter? Treaties are living documents that are still important for both Native…