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A program for motivated Native people working to bring about positive change in their communities.

Restoring Right Relations


Restoring Right Relations is a 12 month leadership program for California Native community members who want to build leadership skills, grow positive relationships within Indian country, and develop skills for implementing projects in their communities. 

What we will do:


Build new relationships through travel

Attend overnight field trips to locations significant to CA Native communities. Hear from local Native leaders about their work and needs. (3 in person trips; travel will be covered by Redbud)

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Build skills to empower community

Engage in workshops where you will learn about the impact that colonization continues to have on California's people and ecosystems. Reflect on your own experience, and learn how to strengthen Tribal sovereignty in your own projects.  Additional workshop topics include strategic planning, funding and budgeting. (1 in person workshop, 2 virtual workshops; travel will be covered by Redbud)


Learn from Native leadership

Talk with local Native leaders to discuss the work they are doing to strengthen sovereignty, culture, and our shared ecosystems. Topics include land back, self advocacy, and positive collaboration between Native and non Native communities. (2 virtual roundtables)

Who can apply?


Eager, open minded Native community members who are interested in, or already working in their communities.

Native community members, tribal reps, and organizations who have project ideas they hope to develop in the near future.

Experiences, new, and emerging leaders of at least 18 years of age. 

While we would love to accept all applicants into the program, space is limited. 

*This program serves a population who statistically experiences high levels of abuse. Because of this, those who have a criminal record of violence and/or abuse are not eligible for participation in this program. *

Travel stipends and costs will be covered by Redbud Resource Group. 

Participation in the entire 12-month program is required. 

Participants will receive a Leadership Certificate at the end of the program, which can be included on a resume! 

View our Program Calendar here!

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