Applications are open for our May 2024 National Training!

Native Organizers Alliance is excited to announce that applications are now open for our  National Native Organizer Training happening May 20 – 25, 2024.

Our national trainings are for Native organizers and leaders who are committed to engaging our communities with strategies guided by intertribal Indigenous values. The weeklong gathering focuses on sharpening community organizing skills to build effective grassroots campaigns and movements to meet the needs of our communities.

Participants receive training on ways to envision and mobilize community action to make change possible and strengthen sovereignty and self-determination.

  • We explore how we have traditionally and historically used our intertribal Indigenous values to organize in our communities and how we continue to do so today.
  • We discuss building political power for change and how Tribal and urban communities can challenge the power that denies our peoples’ inherent and sovereign rights.
  • We share organizing tools to meet community challenges and share knowledge gained from our teachings and life experiences.
  • We learn from our rich history of inter-tribal cultural values of building community by using interactive sessions that are grounded in teamwork.  And folks go home energized with a shared theory of change grounded in traditional Indigenous community building.

Our week-long, in-person Native Organizing Trainings are a critical part of our year-round efforts of building a powerful ecosystem of Native leaders who will continue to build our collective community power.

The training will be held on Federal Way in Washington from Monday, May 20 to Saturday, May 25, 2024.

We encourage Tribal and Native community leaders in rural, reservation, or urban communities, and the staff of Native nonprofits and Tribal entities to apply.

The cost of housing, transportation, and most meals will be covered by the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA). Participants are responsible for additional costs. Organizations, Tribal governments, groups, or individuals who can contribute to defraying the costs of this training will provide the opportunity to go beyond 30 participants.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Monday April 1, 2024. Click here to apply today!

One recent training attendee, June Shorthair, formerly with the Phoenix Indian Center, said:

“I recently attended the 2023 Native Organizers Alliance national Native community organizing training, and it was a fantastic experience!

The training was centered on Native issues and strategies that our organizations are currently working on. We emphasized our Native core values, Tribal community values, and personal experiences to refine our strategy. The environment was engaging, and I was able to strengthen my network and build relationships with other participants.

Looking forward to implementing our new strategies to build Native Power in 2024 and beyond!”

Space is limited and unfortunately, not all applicants will be accepted. Emails of  Acceptance, Waitlist, and Not Accepted at this Time will be sent on Monday, April 9, 2024.