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Native American Commission

The mission of the Fargo Native American Commission (NAC) is to work together to strengthen the Native American community to promote understanding, recognition, and respect for Native American cultures and to enrich the whole community. The NAC assists in funding events that fit within its mission. For more information about NAC sponsorships or to apply for funding, please contact the Fargo Planning Department at 701-241-1474 or

Native American Commission Sponsorship Application (doc) (pdf)

Native American Commission meetings are broadcast live on cable channel TV Fargo 56 on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission Room at 200 3rd St. N. and can be seen live by video stream on They are rebroadcast each Tuesday at 8 a.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Native American Commission's goals are:

  • Define the funding priorities for Native American programs and services.
  • Determine the services that might be provided by a facility to serve the Native American community.
  • Recommend an effective anti-racism education model and facilitate city and community participation in training. 


Clinton Alexander, Chair
(Anishinaabe) White Earth Ojibwe Nation

Guy Fox, Treasurer
(Hidatsa) Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold 

Crystal Gonzales
Kiowa; (Hidatsa/Mandan) Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold 

Sharon White Bear
(Arikara) Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold

Scott Satermo
(Hidatsa/Mandan) Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold

David Donahue
Dakota Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Melissa Sobolik, Fargo City Commission

John Strand, Fargo School Board



Dan Mahli, City of Fargo Liaison

Willard Yellow Bird Jr., City of Fargo Liaison

Cristie Jacobsen, City of Fargo Police Liaison

Tanya RedRoad, Fargo Human Relations Commission Liaison


Agendas & Minutes

2013 Agendas & Minutes
2014 Agendas & Minutes
2015 Agendas & Minutes