NDN Collective Hosts Extreme Heat and Climate Change Webinar

On Friday, September 16th NDN Collective’s Climate Justice team— Jade Begay, Director of Climate Justice Campaign, and Kailea Frederick, Climate Justice Organizer— joined Dr. Gaurab Basu, a health equity fellow from Harvard’s School of Public Health who works with the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, on a presentation addressing the health equity crisis linked to extreme heat… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Hosts Extreme Heat and Climate Change Webinar

Impacts of Permitting Reform Proposal on Tribes and Indigenous Communities

This analysis and summary, co-authored by the NDN Collective Climate Justice Team alongside Dr. Kyle Whyte, organizer and Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, captures the impacts of Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) permitting reform proposal and is based on the most recent draft text released on September 21, 2022. Tribal Consultation: The permitting reform deal… Source Source: Full Article: Impacts of Permitting Reform Proposal on Tribes and Indigenous Communities

NDN Collective Announces Open Application Period for NDN Changemaker Fellowship

NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power, announces the opening of applications for the fourth year of the NDN Changemaker Fellowship! The Changemaker Fellowship will be offered to 21 Indigenous Changemakers across the continental U.S., Canada, Mexico, Islands of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Boriken (Puerto Rico)… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Announces Open Application Period for NDN Changemaker Fellowship

Honoring Youth and Families: NDN Collective 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway Provides More Than School Supplies

On Saturday, September 10th, NDN Collective hosted its 3rd annual backpack giveaway at Rapid Skillz, located in Rapid City, for PreK-12 students in the Black Hills region, and provided 600 backpacks, filled with various school supplies and NDN swag, for students in the community. “This is NDN Collective’s third annual backpack giveaway. We put a lot of intentionality into organizing the event as… Source Source: Full Article: Honoring Youth and Families: NDN Collective 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway Provides More Than School Supplies

NDN Collective Officially Opens Doors of Rapid City’s First Indigenous-Led School for Indigenous Students

Rapid City, SD – Today, Wednesday, September 7, NDN Collective officially opened Oceti Sakowin Community Academy, the first Indigenous-led school designed specifically for students in the Mni Luzahan (Rapid City) area. A community grand opening occurred on Tuesday, September 6 at the location of Camp Mni Luzahan, where prayer and drum songs opened the occasion, followed by a line-up of speakers to… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Officially Opens Doors of Rapid City’s First Indigenous-Led School for Indigenous Students

Indigenous Groups From North America Write Letter to Chilean Leadership, Supporting Monumental Provisions in Proposed Chilean Constitution

Rapid City, SD – Today, in response to the proposed Chilean constitution – which includes groundbreaking protections for Indigenous peoples including Free Prior and Informed Consent, land return, and plurinational self-determination – 17 Indigenous groups from across Turtle Island (U.S. and Canada) sent a letter to the president of Chile expressing their gratitude and support for the proposed… Source Source: Full Article: Indigenous Groups From North America Write Letter to Chilean Leadership, Supporting Monumental Provisions in Proposed Chilean Constitution

Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase Brings Music and Voter Engagement to Santa Fe

On Friday August 19, NDN Collective hosted the Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase at the the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event was a collaborative effort between MIAC, Natives Guitars Tour, and the Native American Voters Alliance Education Project (NAEVA) in a partnership meant to lift up Indigenous artists and educate and empower Indigenous communities to vote. Source Source: Full Article: Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase Brings Music and Voter Engagement to Santa Fe

NDN Collective Takes One Step Closer to Building Tiny Home Community for Houseless Relatives in Rapid City

Several members of NDN Collective journeyed to Seattle, Washington on the week of August 15th to visit the Block Project– an organization that constructs fully-equipped, healthy homes for people experiencing homelessness– as part of the Racial Equity Campaign team’s plans for developing a tiny home community for unhoused relatives in Rapid City. With Indigenous people comprising over 10 percent of… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Takes One Step Closer to Building Tiny Home Community for Houseless Relatives in Rapid City

Mississippi Town Hired Racist Cop to Terrorize Black Residents, Advocates Say

A flagrantly racist and violent ex-cop is bringing national attention to a small town in Mississippi where Black residents say they were systematically “terrorized” by police and the court system. Civil rights advocates condemn the officer’s actions and say they are a symptom of a larger problem that extends far beyond one rural community and a “bad apple” among the local police. A lawsuit filed in federal court this week claims white police in the rural, majority-Black town of Lexington, Mississippi, targeted Black residents and subjected them to false arrests, brutality, excessive fines and unreasonable searches. The department’s discriminatory intent…

NDN Collective to Co-Host ‘Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase’ in Santa Fe

Santa Fe – Tomorrow, Friday August 19, NDN Collective in partnership with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Native American Voters Alliance Education Project (NAEVA), will host the Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase. The event will entail a free evening opportunity to visit the museum’s art gallery and enjoy Indigenous food vendors, music and performances by Indigenous artists Kinsale Drake… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective to Co-Host ‘Sko Vote Den Artist Showcase’ in Santa Fe

NDN Collective Responds to Gov. Noem’s Updated Social Studies Standards

Rapid City, SD – Today, in response to Governor Kristi Noem’s social studies standards which were updated after public outcry over blatant erasure of Indigenous people in last year’s original proposal, NDN Collective released the following statements: “The newly proposed SD social studies are merely another reflection of Governor Noem’s refusal to address inequity and racism – whether it be in… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to Gov. Noem’s Updated Social Studies Standards

Why did the army shut down a Palestinian village? So settlers could pray in it

Israeli soldiers blocked all movement into and out of A-Tuwani except for settlers, while forcing Palestinian residents into their homes at gunpoint. The post Why did the army shut down a Palestinian village? So settlers could pray in it appeared first on +972 Magazine.

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