Welcome

The goal of the Tribal Leadership Initiative (TLI) is to strengthen political, economic, and educational structures during a time of unprecedented self-determination across Native nations, and to develop and support leaders. The Initiative is central to Native nation building and comprises a multi-component program dedicated to expanding the capacities of Indigenous communities by promoting:

  • effective local self-governance
  • economic progress
  • social and cultural strengthening
  • leadership education and development

Our goal is to provide world-class leadership education, development, and outreach in support of practical self-determination. Our mission is to develop leaders.

  • Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building, Leadership, Management, and Administration

    Housed in the department of Applied Indigenous Studies, the 18-credit graduate certificate program in Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building, Leadership, Management, and Administration offers courses geared toward current and future tribal leaders, along with individuals and organizations who wish to work with them more effectively.

  • Executive Education

     Make a request for an Executive Education session designed for emerging and current Native leaders who will assume responsibility of tribal leadership