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NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.

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Indigenous-led

We are an all-Indigenous team of grassroots organizers, practitioners, community builders, and media-based strategists from diverse Nations throughout Turtle Island.

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Mission-Driven

Our mission is grounded in Indigenous values and democratic principles of organizing. We are committed to creating a world that is more just and equitable for all people and the planet.

Mission and Values
Narrative Change

Storytelling is a central feature of our organizing work. We lift up stories of Indigenous movement-building, we disrupt false narratives, and we produce content to build Indigenous power.

Stories
Posted 21 hours ago NDN Collective Selects 2021 Community Self-Determination Partner Grantees
Over $7million will be distributed to 92 Tribal, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations across Turtle Island in their community efforts to defend, develop and decolonize
Posted 5 days ago NDN Collective Announces Vacancy for Vice President and Other Open Positions
Applications open for the Vice President position though January 1, 2022. Other open positions can be found at https://ndncollective.org/careers/.
Posted 5 days ago Congressional Testimony by Jade Begay, NDN Collective Climate Justice Campaign Director, on “What More Public Lands Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets.”

Jade Begay

"Precisely why I am here today, affirming what we all already know to be true -- which is that more public land leasing to oil and gas industries means that we will not achieve our climate targets, and instead we will be violating the commitments the U.S. has made to the global community around reducing our emissions as a nation. Leasing lands to oil and gas industries will move us closer towards catastrophic climate change, and cost the U.S. billions of dollars in potential future climate damages."
Posted 1 week ago 'Our Best Days are Ahead of Us’: NDN Collective Billboard Series debuts in Rapid City
NDN Collective Racial Equity Campaign collabs with artist Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn for billboard design, debuting the first design in a five-week series of billboards to rotate throughout Rapid City, South Dakota
Posted 2 weeks ago Indigenous Artists Release LANDBACK Album on ThanksTaking, Executive Produced by NDN Collective
Featuring 10 Indigenous artists, the LANDBACK Album aims to combat the false narrative of Thanksgiving and paint an unapologetic Indigenous future

United like never before, we rise together — arm-in-arm — to equip all Indigenous Peoples with the tools needed to become architects of our future. Through a holistic approach to infrastructure, funding, advocacy, movement building, and philanthropy we are fostering a world of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

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