Community Leaders (American Indians)

Programs for Community Leaders

Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times Interview Project

The Institute for Tribal Government in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, has developed an educational program in tribal governance. As part of this effort, the Institute is videotaping the oral histories of contemporary tribal leaders who have been active in the struggle for tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and treaty rights. The leadership themes presented in these unique videos provide a rich resource that can be used by present and future generations of Tribes, students in Native American studies programs, and other interested groups

American Indian Ambassadors Program

The Ambassadors Program is the only leadership initiative in the United States encouraging participants to weave their respective traditional tribal values into a contemporary reality. The Ambassadors Program provides a creative combination of mentorship, personal reflection, dialogue with national decision-makers, community involvement, communications training, and a discovery process into tribal values.
(505) 867-0278

Kellogg Leadership for Community Change

The Kellogg Leadership for Community Change program seeks to capitalize on a variety of social, economic, cultural and experiential criteria during the process of defining and identifying leaders. The Foundation’s goal is to strengthen communities by helping individuals who are already engaged in community stewardship to recognize themselves and others as leaders, and then develop the shared leadership expertise that allows them to work across a range of backgrounds and perspectives.
(269) 968-1611

Native Nations Institute

NNI’s mission is to assist in the building of capable Native nations that can effectively pursue and ultimately realize their own political, economic, and community development objectives. This national building effort is the central focus of NNI’s programs.
(520) 626-0NNI

Horizons Program: Indian Reservation-Based Communities

The purpose of the Horizons project is reduction in poverty (in the areas including financial, traditional values, physical, spiritual, mental, relationships, social system, and role models) in small rural communities confronting economic decline and demographic change.
(877) 852-4293