Organizer Training

We provide Native Community Organizer Training for Native leaders, nonprofits, and organizations both in rural and urban communities. We know that effective organizing requires continuous learning of new skills and strategies for today’s audience and their communication preferences. Grassroots organizing and campaigns are happening both on the ground and in digital spaces. With the rapid advancement of technology, it’s important to also be grounded in traditional practices and values and learn to apply Indigenous leadership skills. With these skills, organizations can build effective teams and powerful partnerships that can affect transformational change on a massive scale.

June 11-17, 2023

Federal Way, Washington

Native Organizers Alliance is excited to announce that applications are open for the National Native Community Organizing Training in November!

Applicants will join Native leaders and organizers from across Indian Country for a week of skill-building, connection, and learning.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST, May 03, 2023.

Skills for the 21st century

  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Technology

Grassroots organizing and campaigns

  • Organizing people and resources
  • Planning meetings and events
  • Canvasing and petitioning
  • Phone calls, letters, and emails
  • Talking points and messaging

Leaning on traditional practices and values

  • Strength and Courage
  • Honesty and Respect
  • Wisdom and Humility
  • Story Sharing

Traditional community organizing & leadership skills

  • Servant leadership
  • Traditional values and beliefs
  • Building character
  • Community and unity

Teams and partnerships

  • Team building and trust
  • Shared vision and mission
  • Roles and expectations
  • Strategic Planning