We use a culturally relevant community organizing model to train emerging leaders and engage our members. Our training is tailored to meet the needs of attendees. Our customized training shares the principles and best practices of community organizing with respect to all indigenous identities.
We recruit, hire and train interns from the tribal colleges and universities, conduct one-on-one interviews with potential Native American leaders to assess interests and skills, and host leadership development conferences and trainings to expand and deepen the leadership pool in Indian Country. We aim to have leaders equipped to address issues in our communities from tribal government to federal government and engage allies in our movements.
Identifies and trains the new generation of Native leaders
Builds a circle of leaders from Native communities
Cultivates a strong base of civic leaders and public servants in Native communities
Builds relationships with other organizations working for racial, social, environmental, and economic justice. We partner with Native and non-Native, reservation and urban, and local, national and regional organizations
Fosters a national coalition to increase leadership in Indian Country
"It's important for change to happen in our communities. Vote for change. And know who your voting for, it's important even when you're young."
"If we come together as a native people, we can move mountains and make adequate change!"
Community Orgnaizer (Crow)