Native American Community Board Case Study
Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how Native American Community Board takes an organic approach to problem-solving, with a process driven by community input and deep inclusion of people impacted by the issues it seeks to address.
Excerpt from the Case Study
Through a combination of advocacy and direct service, Native American Community Board (NACB) works to build safer communities for Indigenous people on the Yankton Sioux Reservation and in the surrounding area.
Coming to the Table
NACB challenges policy head on, starting by listening to community voices on how things could be better. NACB elevates these policy goals to the levels of power, taking conversations from kitchen table to boardroom table, from town hall to the halls of Congress.
A community in collaboration
Questions of legal jurisdiction can often create challenges in tribal communities. NACB builds partnerships with courts, law enforcement and like-minded organizations to help provide understanding of the jurisdictional issues and build more supportive systems.