Partnership for Tribal Governance

Established in 2009 as a long-term commitment by NCAI, with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Partnership for Tribal Governance (PTG) seeks to increase, enhance, organize, and make accessible the resources necessary to support tribes’ efforts to strengthen their governance systems.

Through partnerships with tribes, tribal intergovernmental and regional and national Native organizations, academic and policy centers, practitioners, policymakers, and other groups, the PTG:

  • supports increased governance education, training, and technical assistance opportunities for tribes,
  • enhances communication, coordination, and collaboration among groups working to support tribes’ efforts to strengthen their governance systems,
  • develops and supports the development and sharing of new knowledge and resources on tribal governance,
  • develops and promotes a policy research agenda to strengthen tribal governance,
  • advocates policies to enhance and strengthen tribal governments,
  • facilitates investments in self-determined tribal efforts to strengthen their governance systems,
  • encourages increased public and media education about tribal governments and governance, and
  • supports the internal capacity building of NCAI as an institution.
For more information about the Partnership for Tribal Governance, contact Vice President of Tribal Governance and Special Projects Ian Record.