About Us

The Institute for Tribal Government serves elected tribal governments from across the nation and also provides training to local, state and federal government agencies and others who are interested in learning about tribal government.


The Institute for Tribal Government arranges and facilitates ongoing training, professional development, and consulting service programs for tribal and non-tribal organizations nationwide that:

  • Protect and promote tribal trust and treaty rights;
  • Advance effective governance;
  • Develop tribal leaders; and
  • Improve the staff capacity of tribal governments and business enterprises, in order to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for tribal people.