North Dakota Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference

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

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.

Wraparound in Indian Country

The training module is an adaptation of a national training which incorporates Native American perspectives and best practices learned by tribes.

News & Events

North Dakota Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference "The Healing Journey Continues" This year we are highlighting that ICWA is all about ...
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2021 Tribal Design Team Meeting

The Tribal Design Team is a collaboration between the grant team, NATI and our Tribal partners. We meet quarterly throughout the year. The followin...
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Our Staff

Andrew Mokena

Tribal Liaison

Gillian Plenty Chief


Dereck Stonefish

Training Coordinator

Jessi Leneaugh

ICWA Partnership Trainer / Coordinator

Sloan Henry

ICWA Family Preservationist

Leah McCloud

ICWA Family Preservationist

Open Until Filled

Office Assistant