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This Is What Capacity Looks Like: Building Development Muscle in Rural and Native Nation Communities

It is often said that rural and tribal communities and organizations need more capacity to fully engage or solve problems in their regions. But what, exactly, equals “capacity”? What key components of capacity need to be carefully and intentionally strengthened so that locally led organizations in…

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Sovereign Nations: Giving Visibility

Tribal nations have always had formal ways of self-governing. Take a closer look at local Tribes exercising their inherent rights to land, culture, and self-governance in a contemporary context. Produced in partnership with TPT-Twin Cities PBS and producer/director Missy Whiteman. Special thanks to…

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From the Rebuilding Native Nations Course Series: "The Governance Challenge"

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Stephen Cornell differentiates between the challenge that Native nations face in having their rights of self-determination recognized and the governance challenge that they face once those rights are recognized.

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NNI Indigenous Leadership Fellow: Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell (Part 1)

Grand Chief Michael Mitchell of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne provides an overview of the nation-building work his nation has engaged in over the past four decades, from its decision to move away from the Indian Act to its systematic development of capable governing institutions designed to…

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From the Rebuilding Native Nations Course Series: "The Fearless Approach to Building Effective Governance"

Institute for Tribal Government Director Roy Sampsel describes the fearless mindset that so many Native nations are displaying as they work to build their governance capacity in order to exercise their sovereignty effectively, and the incredible innovation they exhibit in doing so.

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From the Rebuilding Native Nations Course Series: "Defending Sovereignty Through Its Effective Exercise"

Native leaders speak to the notion that Native nations' best defense of their sovereignty is the demonstration of their ability to exercise that sovereignty effectively.

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Improving Indigenous community governance through strengthening Indigenous and government organisational capacity

Improving Indigenous community governance through strengthening Indigenous and government organisational capacity

Strengthening the organisational capacity of both Indigenous and government organisations is critical to raising the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Indigenous Australian communities. Improving the governance processes of Indigenous organisations is likely to require strengthening of Indigenous…