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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Indigenous Financial Management

Informed leadership and strong financial management practices are crucial components for effective self-governance. This resource can help elected Tribal leaders adopt financial management best practices rooted in nation rebuilding principles.

How to Talk about Native Nations: A Guide

Using appropriate terminology to talk about Native nations shows respect for nations’ sovereignty. It also contributes toward Native narrative change. Because language is so important we decided to create an online guide.

Beyond Land Acknowledgment Event Recording

Have you ever heard a land acknowledgment statement and thought, “What’s next?” Are you looking…

Language Matters: How to Talk about Native Nations Explainer Video

Do you ever feel hesitant when searching for appropriate language to use to talk about…

Language Matters: How to Talk about Native Nations Event Recording

Should I say Native American, Indigenous, or American Indian? Is it ok to use the…

What is Native Narrative Change Explainer Video

Indigenous people are tackling invisibility and stereotypes through the Native narrative change movement. Based in…