Resources

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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A Lesson on BQ (Blood Quantum) Podcast

Wayne Ducheneaux II and Sally Fineday speak with the Counter Stories team about blood quantum.

Sovereignty and Outdoor Spaces Event Recording

Native nations are using their sovereignty to reclaim and reimagine outdoor recreation and tourism. Watch this recording of our June 2022 event to learn about Indigenous-designed outdoor recreation efforts and how non-Indigenous folks can recreate responsibly.

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: A Guide

Blood quantum is a complicated, controversial, and personal topic that has major implications for citizenship and belonging in Indian Country.

Blood Quantum and Sovereignty Event Recording

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

Beyond Land Acknowledgment Explainer Video

Try creating an action plan to go along with your land acknowledgment statement. Watch our video to learn how to create an action plan that’s specific, accurate, and impactful.