Pathway For Tribal Governance: A Model For Preparing Indigenous Leaders

Examines Indigenous knowledge at tribal colleges and the importance of traditional knowledge as a factor for success which depends on the inclusion of Indigenous leadership and governance integrated into the courses. This research develops a model recommendation of a concept to prepare future tribal leaders with the development of curriculum in a baccalaureate degree program of study, Tribal Governance and Business Management, at Northwest Indian College based in sovereignty and cultural values. The program was designed to offer students the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in the areas of leadership, sovereignty, economic development, entrepreneurship, and management.