Water Protectors Rally in Honor of Joye Braun, Demand Biden to “Declare Climate Emergency Now!”

We recently lost a beloved warrior and water protector, Joye Braun, (Wambli Wiyan Ka’win) of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Nation. Friday, January 20th would’ve been Joye’s 54th birthday, and in recognition of her fierce leadership and the pivotal role she played in stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, among other initiatives, water protectors stood in solidarity on Dakota lands in St. Paul… Source Source: Full Article: Water Protectors Rally in Honor of Joye Braun, Demand Biden to “Declare Climate Emergency Now!”

NDN Collective Honors Tyre Nichols, Demands Systemic Change

Rapid City, SD – In response to the brutal killing of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police, NDN Collective released the following statements: “Tyre Nichols was a beloved son, a father, an artist, and an esteemed member of the skateboarding community. He made an impact on the lives of many, and was known as an encourager among his peers. His life was taken at the hands of police all too eager to control… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Honors Tyre Nichols, Demands Systemic Change

Doubling Down for LANDBACK: Q & A with Nick Tilsen After 2.5 Year Legal Battle Comes to an End

On November 18, 2022, and after nearly two and a half years of an uphill legal battle, all charges against NDN Collective president and CEO Nick Tilsen related to a nonviolent direct protest in the Black Hills taking place on July 3, 2020, were finally dismissed by the state of South Dakota. Nick faced up to 17 years in prison after allegedly organizing a blockade and #LANDBACK protest in his… Source Source: Full Article: Doubling Down for LANDBACK: Q & A with Nick Tilsen After 2.5 Year Legal Battle Comes to an End

NDN Collective Announces Community Action Fund Grant Partners

Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective announced awardees of the 2022 Community Action Fund. The fund’s intention is to move money into the movement space to help further Indigenous Peoples’ agendas as it relates to the defense, development, and decolonization of our Peoples and Mother Earth. This fund provides urgent response resources to frontline movements and community organizers working to… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Announces Community Action Fund Grant Partners

NDN Collective Shares Program Intention of Collective Abundance Fund Ahead of Official Launch

Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective shared the program intention around the upcoming Collective Abundance Fund, a grant opportunity through which NDN Collective will distribute nearly $50 million over a five-year period to Native individuals and families across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The overall purpose of the Collective Abundance Fund is to address the Indigenous wealth gap… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Shares Program Intention of Collective Abundance Fund Ahead of Official Launch

All Charges Dismissed Against Nick Tilsen in 2.5 Year Long Case

Rapid City – Today, NDN Collective announced that after nearly two and a half years of legal battles, all charges against NDN Collective president and CEO Nick Tilsen have been dismissed by the state of South Dakota. “My case held a mirror up to the so-called legal system, where prosecutors – fueled by white fragility and fear of Indigenous power – wasted years of state resources to intimidate… Source Source: Full Article: All Charges Dismissed Against Nick Tilsen in 2.5 Year Long Case

NDN Collective Announces 2022 Community Self-Determination Grantees

Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective announced recipients of the Community Self-Determination Grant, an unprecedented grant opportunity which will support and invest in the long-term visions, priorities, and power building of Indigenous Nations, communities, and Peoples. The 65 recipients, who will receive grants of up to $100,000 annually for up to two years, are Indigenous-led organizations… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Announces 2022 Community Self-Determination Grantees

NDN Collective & Rewiring America Release IRA Memo for Tribes & Indigenous Communities

Rapid City – Today, as the White House Tribal Nations Summit begins, NDN Collective and Rewiring America released The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Investments for Tribal and Indigenous Communities. The memo outlines how the over $722 million directed specifically to Tribal and Indigenous communities through the IRA, as well as the additional $46 billion that Tribal and Indigenous communities… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective & Rewiring America Release IRA Memo for Tribes & Indigenous Communities

NDN Collective Statement on COP27 Negotiation Outcomes

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – Today, NDN Collective – who sent a delegation to COP27 and partnered with the Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) to host the Indigenous Pavilion – released the following statement on the initial outcomes of the two week long negotiation: “A historic number of Indigenous Peoples traveled to Sharm El Sheikh to participate in this year’s UNFCCC process… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Statement on COP27 Negotiation Outcomes

NDN Collective Responds to Mass Shooting of 2SLGBTQIA+ Relatives in Colorado Springs

Rapid City, SD – In response to recent news of the mass shooting that occurred on Saturday, November 19th at Club Q, an LGBTQIA+ nightclub in Colorado Springs – killing 5 people and injuring at least 25 others – NDN Collective released the following statements: “What happens to queer and two spirit relatives anywhere is an injustice and pain that reverberates across the globe. Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to Mass Shooting of 2SLGBTQIA+ Relatives in Colorado Springs

COP27: NDN Collective’s Recap of Week One at the United Nation’s 27th Annual Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

For the last two weeks, NDN Collective’s Climate Justice Team has had a delegation on the ground in Sharm El Sheikh for the pre-meetings and first week of the United Nations 27th Conference of the Parties, or COP27. This is NDN Collective’s second year participating in a COP – which are fast paced events where Parties – also known as governments – negotiate on all matters of international policy… Source Source: Full Article: COP27: NDN Collective’s Recap of Week One at the United Nation’s 27th Annual Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

COP27: NDN Collective Meets with White House Climate Advisor

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – On Thursday, November 10th at COP27, NDN Collective hosted a meeting between Ali Zaidi, the White House National Climate Advisor, and frontline Indigenous and Black organizers. The group discussed the Inflation Reduction Act in depth, outlining the need for infrastructure that ensures Indigenous individuals and communities receive the IRA’s benefits in addition to tribal… Source Source: Full Article: COP27: NDN Collective Meets with White House Climate Advisor