NDN Collective Blasts SCOTUS’ Move to Gut EPA’s Power in Landmark Case

June 30, 2022 Rapid City, SD – Today, in response to SCOTUS’ ruling in West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency, a decision which will severely curtail the EPA’s legal ability to regulate emissions from power plants, NDN Collective released the following statement: “With this ruling, the illegitimate SCOTUS continues its anti-human warpath,” said Jade Begay, Climate Justice Director at… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Blasts SCOTUS’ Move to Gut EPA’s Power in Landmark Case

NDN Collective Responds to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 Rapid City, SD – In response to recent news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade today, ending the federal right to abortion, NDN Collective released the following statements: “This system is not made by Indigenous people, or for us. It has lost all moral and ethical authority as it wages its power on legal fiction built by white men long dead and gone,” said Janene Yazzie… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Fatherhood is Ceremony: Q&A with an Indigenous Father Prioritizing Healing and Family

Jordan Brien reminds us that Indigenous fatherhood is more than decolonial— it’s ceremonial. As a loving husband, talented musician, a creative, and above all, an incredible father to two beautiful daughters, Jordan approaches parenting with empathy and understanding. His story of fatherhood ignites hope for a generation of parents who are actively working to break colonial cycles of trauma that… Source Source: Full Article: Fatherhood is Ceremony: Q&A with an Indigenous Father Prioritizing Healing and Family

NDN Collective Responds to White Nationalist Group’s Planned Riot at Idaho Pride Celebration

June 16, 2022 Rapid City, SD – In response to recent news that 31 men – including several from Rapid City – planning to riot at a Pride celebration in Idaho were arrested, amidst growing threats of violence and heightened discrimination directed toward the LGBTQ2S+ community during Pride Month, NDN Collective released the following statements. “June is a time for myself and my queer kin to set… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to White Nationalist Group’s Planned Riot at Idaho Pride Celebration

NDN Collective Launches 2022 Community Self-Determination Grant: A Power Building Opportunity for Indigenous Communities

June 14, 2022 Rapid City, SD – NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power, announces the second year of its open application period for the Community Self-Determination Grant offered to Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island, also known as North America. This includes Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Launches 2022 Community Self-Determination Grant: A Power Building Opportunity for Indigenous Communities

VIDEO: Grand Gateway Hotel Owner Physically Attacks NDN Collective Racial Equity Director

May 27, 2022 Rapid City, SD — Today, during a picket line event – which NDN Collective has been leading three times a week for the last six weeks – Connie Uhre, owner of the Grand Gateway Hotel, approached the boycotters and sprayed Sunny Red Bear, director of racial equity at NDN Collective, directly in the face with a cleaning product. “This is what we mean when we say that white supremacy is… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/video-grand-gateway-hotel-owner-physically-attacks-ndn-collective-racial-equity-director/

Boycott Ramps Up With Light Projection, Support for NDN Collective From Rapid City Businesses

May 19, 2022 Rapid City, SD — Today, NDN Collective announced that amidst their ongoing boycott of the ​​Grand Gateway Hotel, Foothills Inn, and Uhre Realty, a number of local businesses have made pledges condemning racism and expressing pride to serve Indigenous people. On Sunday, NDN Collective held a light projection action at the Grand Gateway Hotel to bring more visibility to the group’s… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/boycott-ramps-up-with-light-projection-support-for-ndn-collective-from-rapid-city-businesses/

NDN Collective and Local Native Organizers Provide Support for Those Impacted by Wildfires in New Mexico

May 13, 2022 Santa Fe, NM — Today, NDN Collective’s Climate Justice team and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women announced distribution of dozens of air filters to use for those impacted by the wildfires in New Mexico. The groups will provide supplies to local organizations and Tribal governments supporting Indigenous community members in the area. The wildfires in New Mexico have… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-and-local-native-organizers-provide-support-for-those-impacted-by-wildfires-in-new-mexico/

NDN Collective Launches Community Engagement Survey for Distributing Nearly $50M to Native People in SD, ND, and MN

Rapid City, SD – On April 30, NDN Collective launched the Collective Abundance Fund survey – a community engagement tool being utilized to redefine wealth on Indigenous terms and help redistribute nearly $50 million to Native individuals and families across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota beginning in early 2023; this is expected to occur over a four year period. This was the inspiration… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-launches-community-engagement-survey-for-distributing-50m-to-native-people-in-sd-nd-and-mn/

NDN Collective Announces “Community Action Fund” for Indigenous Frontline Organizers

April 22, 2022 Rapid City, SD – Today, NDN Collective announces the online grant portal for the Community Action Fund (CAF) which will provide modest, urgent response funding to direct action and frontline organizing across Turtle Island, also known as the post-colonial borders of North America. NDN Collective is deeply committed and connected to the Indigenous movement space and what is happening… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-announces-community-action-fund-for-indigenous-frontline-organizers/

NDN Collective Calls for Boycott of Rapid City Businesses with Racist Policies

April 20, 2022 Rapid City, SD — Today, NDN Collective held an action at The Foothills Inn to kick off a boycott of all properties owned by the Uhre family. Over 100 community members showed up to support the action and stand in solidarity against local area businesses exhibiting racist policies. NDN Collective’s call for a boycott was sparked by the fact that, despite the Grand Gateway Hotel being… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-calls-for-boycott-of-rapid-city-businesses-with-racist-policies/

NDN Collective Responds to DOI Announcement of Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

April 15, 2022 Rapid City, SD – Today, in response to news from the Department of Interior that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will post notices for significantly reformed onshore oil and gas lease sales – an 80 percent reduction from the acreage originally nominated for lease sales – NDN Collective released the following statement: “Today’s action by the Department of Interior is critical in… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-responds-to-doi-announcement-of-reformed-onshore-oil-and-gas-lease-sales/

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