Rebuilders Cohort 11 Employer Commitment Form

Dear Employer,

Your employee is applying to participate in the Native Nation Rebuilders program ("Rebuilders"). This two-year, cohort-based leadership ‚Äčexperience helps participants develop the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to effectively lead nation building efforts in their own communities. Participants are drawn from the 23 Native nations across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Program participants must make a significant commitment of time and energy. They are required to attend four separate sessions during the two-year program, for a total of 4 days in 2019 and 13 days in 2020, plus travel time. In year two of the program, participants will implement their action plan with support and resources from Native Governance Center. ‚Äč

As their employer, we ask that you make a commitment to support your employee in this effort and allow them time away from work to attend the sessions. Native Governance Center covers all costs associated with meals, lodging, and travel for the participants.

Your commitment to the Rebuilders program will benefit your business and contribute to your employee's professional development. They will graduate from the program with:
  • Additional knowledge and experience in Native governance and nation building
  • Strengthened leadership skills
  • Project management skills; taking an idea from inception to completion
  • A better understanding of their personal work style and communication skills
  • Access to a professional network of Rebuilders program participants and alumni
Completing this form indicates your agreement to support your employee in this endeavor. Their application is not complete and they cannot be considered for the program without your signature submitted by 11:59 PM CST on September 11, 2019.
Thank you for your willingness to help provide this important opportunity to your employee. You will be assisting in preparing leaders who will help Native nations grow and prosper into the future.

Additional information about the program is on our website at


Jayme Davis
Program Director
Native Governance Center
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Employer Information

Participants in the Native Nation Rebuilders program must have the support and commitment from their families and employers. The program requires a significant time commitment.