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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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Legacies of Allotment and Indigenous Resistance

This guide is based in part on content from our June 2023 event,…

Land Rush to Land Back Recording

In our virtual event, "Land Rush to Land Back," we examine allotment's history and modern-day implications for Native nations. We also highlight ongoing Indigenous resistance and the strategies Native nations are using to fight back.

Beyond Land Acknowledgment Action Planning Worksheet

This worksheet complements our Beyond Land Acknowledgment guide. We recommend reading our guide and…

What is Indigenous governance?

Here at Native Governance Center, we talk a lot about governance. For starters, it’s in our name. And, we center our work on helping Native nations strengthen their governance systems. Why, specifically, are we so focused on governance? And, why is strong governance important?

Native Fashion and Sovereignty

In our March 23rd, 2023 "Native Fashion and Sovereignty" event, you'll hear from four Indigenous women who are leaders in design and fashion. They'll explore how authentic Native fashion contributes to Native narrative change, how you can support Native designers and artists, and how Native nations are using their sovereignty to protect Native designs while advancing economic development through fashion.

Blood Quantum Explainer Video

In this short video, we cover the basics of blood quantum to help you better understand its history and impacts on Native people and nations.