Indigenous Leadership Academy Application
This is the Indigenous Leadership Academy application. The Indigenous Leadership Academy is focused on creating emerging leaders in Indian country. At this time we ask that no students apply as this program is for working professionals. 
We are looking for participants who meet the following criteria:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must attend all 10 meetings (August 24, 2024 - October 28, 2024)
  • Must reside within the United States (US Residents Only)
  • Must have an understanding of tribal sovereignty and tribal communities in the United States
  • Must be age 21 or over
  • Is interested in being an emerging leader in Indian country
  • Must have a desire to positively impact your home community
  • Must have a specific project in mind that will benefit Indian country
  • Must be willing to expand knowledge, skills, and network
  • Must be excited to work with a diverse group of people
  • Someone who has a can-do attitude
  • Must have a desire to solve an issue
  • Must have a LinkedIn 

Preferred Qualifications:
Must meet or have some combination of the following: Evidence of a Bachelors degree, Evidence of an AA degree, or 5 years minimum of work experience.

Getting help: If you have any questions please contact Kristen Talbert, Indigenous Leadership Academy Program Manager, at 
This application will close on August 2, 2024 at midnight. Thank you.
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Email *
Name *
First Name
Name *
Last Name
Please add your LinkedIn Profile Link:  (you must have a LinkedIn profile)
Please add other links you want us to consider (for example; youtube, personal website, etc.): *Please note, we will be googling you.
Are you an Arizona resident? *
If not an Arizona resident, which state do you reside in?
Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code. No PO Box please): *
Tribal Affiliation: *
Phone number: *
Are you over the age of 21? *
Preferred Pronouns: *
Have you participated in other leadership programs? If so, which ones? *
What interests you about participating in a leadership program? (250 words or less) *
Please give us a 100-word summary of what you think is important for us to know about you. Bullet points are helpful. (Press "Enter" to create a list) *
What are some activities you have been involved with that demonstrate your commitment to your community? (however you define community) (500 words or less) *
Please provide information regarding your informal education, including any community service or work-related trainings. *
For ILA, you are required to have a community project you will focus on. What is the one issue that you are passionate about and want to try and solve for your project? (500 words or less) *
What area does your project idea fit into? *
If "other" was chosen, please explain.
What is your highest educational degree attained *
What was/were your degree(s) in? (for example: BA in American Indian Studies) *
Please list your job(s) for the last three years. Bullet points are helpful- just press enter to create a list. *
Have you served on any boards over the past three years, including organization name, dates and level at which you participated. (i.e. member, board member, etc.) *
Have you volunteered these past three years including organization name, dates and level at which you participated. (i.e. community, church, food bank, etc.) *
How did you hear about us?  *
If a past cohort member was chosen, please provide the name of that person. 
If "other" was selected please explain.
Is there anything else you would like us to consider?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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