Megan Minoka Hill

Senior Program Director, Project on Indigenous Governance and Development; Director, Honoring Nations

Megan is the Senior Director of the Project on Indigenous Governance and Development and the Director of the Honoring Nations program at the Harvard Kennedy School. The core mission of the Project is to arm Indigenous people with the tools needed to (re)build their nations and govern effectively through research, teaching, leadership development, policy analysis, and pro bono advising for and with Native nations and communities. Its flagship program, Honoring Nations, is a national awards program that identifies, celebrates, and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance. Founded in 1998, the awards program spotlights tribal government programs and initiatives that are especially effective in addressing critical concerns and challenges facing the more than 570 Indian nations and their citizens.

Megan is the Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors at the Rosa Minoka Hill Fund and serves on the board of the Native Governance Center. She is a member of the NAGPRA Advisory Committee for the Peabody
Museum and is a member of the Univeristy-Tribal Relations committee. Previously, she worked as the Director of Development at both the University of New Mexico College and at Arizona State University and as a Senior Program Officer for the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Megan graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts Degree in the Social Sciences and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from the University of Colorado- Boulder.