Government has extraordinary power to address our region’s most pressing problems. Without a government that is responsive and effective, it is difficult to make significant, sustainable positive change in any nation or community.
This has been the driving purpose behind our Native Nation Building work, which we remain committed to and will broaden to include state and local governments.
The goal of our Native Nation Building and Government Redesign initiative is to support Native self-determination and help governments solve problems by better understanding and designing for the people they serve.
We will continue to invest in the 23 Native nations we serve to strengthen their governance and advance the aspirations of their people. We will take what we've learned about the importance of really understanding and designing for the people you serve, beyond tribal governments to state and local governments.