Rebuilding Native Nations Online Course

Rebuilding Native Nations Online Course (Non-credit)

The Rebuilding Native Nations Online Course offers a self-paced, online learning option for individuals seeking to understand Indigenous governance and Native nation building concepts on their own time and without leaving their home communities. RNN Online includes videos featuring 125 Native leaders and NNI’s world-renowned faculty who explain how the concepts discussed in reading assignments from NNI’s Rebuilding Native Nations book can be practically applied and implemented. RNN Module quizzes and tests permit users to assess what they are learning, and group learning activities help foster discussion among students who are completing the course as part of a cohort.


  • Introduction to Native Nation Building
  • Remaking the Tools of Governance
  • Constitutions: Critical Components of Native Nation Building
  • Justice Systems: Moving Your Nation Forward
  • Administration: Getting Things Done for the Nation
  • Nation-Owned Enterprises: Building and Sustaining Success
  • Citizen Entrepreneurship: An Important Economic Development Tool
  • Intergovernmental and Intertribal Relations: Walking the Sovereignty Walk
  • Rebuilding Native Nations: What do Leaders Do?

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