Native Governance Center to Hold 2018 Nation Building Celebration

Attendees at the 2017 Nation Building Celebration participate in a group discussion. (Photo Courtesy of Lauren Kramer)

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Convening will focus on community engagement strategies for strengthening Tribal sovereignty.

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Native Governance Center

SAINT PAUL, MN Native Governance Center, a Native American nonprofit organization that empowers Tribal nations through leadership development and Tribal governance support, is holding a Nation Building Celebration on November 9, 2018.

The convening, which will take place at Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, MN (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community), will feature community engagement strategies for strengthening Tribal sovereignty. Throughout the daylong program, leaders from across Indian Country, such as Nick Tilsen (President and CEO, NDN Collective) and Kevin Killer (State Senator, South Dakota District 27), will share their insight and wisdom with attendees.

Celebration participants will also engage in networking opportunities and have the chance to attend a pre-conference dinner on November 8, 2018 (Mystic Lake Center). The dinner will highlight the work of Native Nation Rebuilders from the 23 Tribes in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, in addition to Youth Rebuilders from the Turtle Mountain Youth Council.

The event is open to everyone: Tribal leaders, grassroots Native leaders, local and state lawmakers, and members of the general public are all encouraged to attend.

Register online through October 31, 2018 at the following link: . A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please contact Lauren Kramer, Native Governance Center Communications Manager, for more information:

About Native Governance Center:Native Governance Center is a Native American-led nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The organization was established in 2015 in response to a need identified by Tribal leaders representing the 23 Native nations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Native Governance Centers mission is to assist Tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise sovereignty. The organization empowers Tribes in their effort to improve governance through two program areas: leadership development and Tribal governance support. Visit to learn more.


Native Governance Center

Lauren Kramer, Communications Manager

(651) 571-0826

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