Our Mission

Our mission at the Native American Training Institute is to empower individuals, families, and the community to create a safe and healthy environment so children and families can achieve their highest potential.

Our Trainings

North Dakota Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference “The Healing Journey Continues” This year we are highlighting that ICWA is all about maintaining a culture of healing. The Healing Journey Continues as we maintain the family structure, while building new, and fostering existing relationships that support everyone involved in ICWA, regardless of background. The 21st […]

Cultural Competency and Communications

A skills-based training engineered to help you better serve Native American communities by better understanding our cultural backgrounds.

Extending Our Families Through Unity

An extensive training for foster parents of First Nations you to help you better understand their needs and promote positive development.

Historical Trauma in Native American Communities

An in-depth examination of historical trauma and inter-generational grief designed to equip you with strategies for healing and growth.

News & Events

Extending Our Families through UNITY

NATI will be offering a free 4 day class of Extending Our Families through UNITY at the Hub in Bismarck from April 16th to 19th, 2024. This class is ...
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2023 North Dakota Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference

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Our Staff

Gillian Plenty Chief



Jessi Leneaugh

ICWA Partnership Trainer / Coordinator


Dereck Stonefish

Training Coordinator


Sloan Henry

ICWA Family Preservationist


Leah McCloud

ICWA Family Preservationist


Brittnee Foote

ICWA Family Preservationist


Lonnie Wise Spirit

Tribal Liaison


Jill Wilkie

ICWA Family Preservationist


Bobbie Kastner

ICWA Family Preservationist


Andrew Mokena

Tribal Liaison


Kyle Keepseagle

Office Assistant