The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently announced the Partnership for Tribal Governance (PTG) at the NCAI’s 66th Annual Convention. PTG is a multi-year initiative which has the potential to impact the health and well-being, life chances and opportunities of future generations of Native children and their communities.
This $1.8 million effort will work through partnerships with tribal nations, tribal and national Native organizations, academic and policy centers, other governments’ leaders, and key policymakers. Financial investments will be made in self-determined tribal efforts, technical assistance, training, education, research, policy development, and advocacy.
The Kellogg Foundation has partnered with NCAI in other efforts. In 2007, along with leading national Native organizations, the Native Children’s Agenda was put forth – a landmark plan stressing that “improving the overall well-being of Native children must be a national priority.” This work builds on this foundation and guides the development.