NDN Collective News

  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • NDN Collective Announces Regional Advisory Committee to Guide Design of $50M Collective Abundance Fund
    April 12, 2022 Rapid City, SD — NDN Collective is engaged in the planning and design phase of the Collective Abundance Fund slated to disperse nearly $50 million to Native individuals and families across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota in early 2023. The fund is expected to address the wealth gap in Native communities across the tri-state region, and derives from an award to NDN… Source Source: Full Article: https://ndncollective.org/ndn-collective-announces-regional-advisory-committee-to-guide-design-of-50m-collective-abundance-fund/
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