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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Kayenta, AZ – On Saturday August 13, NDN Collective and Protect the Sacred will co-host a community event on wheels – encouraging community members to bring skates, skateboards, scooters – to engage Native youth and young adults around the importance of voting in the midterms. Special guests will include two stars of the Hulu series Reservation Dogs: Nathan “Doggface” Apodaca… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective & Protect the Sacred Host ‘Skate to the Polls’
Rapid City – In response to today’s news that the House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, NDN Collective released the following statement: “To say this moment is bittersweet is an understatement,” said Jade Begay, climate justice director at NDN Collective. “On one hand, the IRA – which puts us on track to meet national climate goals by 2030 and will provide much… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to House Passing Inflation Reduction Act
To confront Israel’s violence against Palestinians, progressive Jews in Israel and around the world must reckon with the ideology that lies at its root. The post The siege is only a symptom appeared first on +972 Magazine.
Israel’s consolidation of a single regime unwittingly enabled Palestinians to rebuild their national fabric between the river and the sea. Now, despite their physical dispersal, Palestinians have never been more connected. The post How Palestinian resistance tore down the Green Line long ago appeared first on +972 Magazine.
Rapid City — Yesterday, NDN Collective sent formal letters to President Biden, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, outlining the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on Indigenous communities. The letters expressed support for the meaningful climate justice investments proposed in the Inflation Reduction Act, but ultimately asked them to reject all new fossil fuel projects… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Writes to Biden, Schumer, Pelosi on Inflation Reduction Act
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear President Biden: I write to you today on behalf of NDN Collective… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Urges Biden, Schumer and Pelosi to Decouple Fossil Fuels from Renewable Energy Expansion and to strengthen Racial Equity in the IRA
At NDN Collective, we approach building Indigenous power with a multifaceted approach. We organize from the grassroots level, supporting Indigenous movement-building across Turtle Island that is self-determined by and for Indigenous people. We also recognize the value of being at the table and asserting ourselves unapologetically as Indigenous people on matters of federal policy… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Gives Voice to Indigenous Issues During ‘Impact Days’ Visit to Capitol Hill
In the world’s third largest Jewish community, a monopolistic establishment and a fraught discourse on antisemitism leaves no space for criticism of Israel. The post Why are French Jews silent on the occupation? appeared first on +972 Magazine.