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/

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/

For the People Festival Leaves Lasting Impact in Rapid City

Indigenous artists and musicians from across Turtle Island gathered in Rapid City, South Dakota on Saturday, April 16, in the first-ever For the People Festival. The live concert hosted at Rapid Skillz Sports Complex was emceed by Whitney Recountre and featured a special line-up of musical guests and entertainers including Antoine Edwards, Opie & Des, Ekitchetu, Def-I, Fawn Wood, Terrance Jade… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/for-the-people-festival-leaves-lasting-impact-in-rapid-city/

Take Action! Join the Boycott Against Racist Businesses in Rapid City

While a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Grand Gateway Hotel is currently under review, NDN Collective is now applying pressure by mobilizing a boycott against the hotel and all Uhre family-owned businesses. The lawsuit and boycott come in response to racially discriminatory practices of the Grand Gateway hotel, coupled with statements made by Rapid City business owner Connie Uhre… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/take-action-join-the-boycott-against-racist-businesses-in-rapid-city/

Celebrating the Matriarchs Who Have Left Imprints On Our Hearts

Indigenous matriarchs, mothers and grandmothers have sparked the path towards healing, liberation and resilience in our communities since time immemorial. Every moment of action and vocalization of truth for the betterment of the collective has been a testament to the reclamation and power by our matriarchs to lead as they always have. Birthing us, raising us, protecting us, redirecting us… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/celebrating-the-matriarchs-who-have-left-imprints-on-our-hearts/

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/

Meet the Collective Abundance Fund Regional Advisory Committee

NDN Collective recently announced the selection of the Regional Advisory Committee for the Collective Abundance Fund– a program slated to disperse nearly $50 million to Native individuals and families across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota in early 2023. This fund is intended to address the wealth gap in Native communities across the tri-state region, while engaging in a months-long… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/meet-the-collective-abundance-fund-regional-advisory-committee/

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