Defend. Develop. Decolonize.

NDN Collective is a national organization dedicated to building Indigenous power

Defend. Develop. Decolonize.

We are unapologetically, unabashedly, NDN. 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, consulting, and philanthropy we are fostering a world of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

Defend.

Our People, Communities, and Nations

Negative resource extraction pollutes our water, destroys our land, contributes to climate change, and violates the rights of our people. Organizing our communities, making our voices heard, and utilizing a wide variety of tactics is imperative in shifting the political and financial systems that impact all aspects of life.

Develop.

Regenerative and Sustainable Communities

We need to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We are doing this through regenerative community development, renewable energy investments and social enterprise development.

DECOLONIZE.

Our Minds, Communities, and Sovereign Nations

The decolonization of our communities and people is directly related to our ability to prosper. Through the revitalization of our Indigenous ceremonies, culture, languages and life ways we will continue to strengthen our identity and break free from the oppressive systems that disconnect us from achieving the healing, growth and connection to spirit that is integral for us as Indigenous people.

Episode #02

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples Day proclamations are rapidly replacing Columbus Day across the U.S. In this episode, we talk to five Indigenous activists and organizers about their work and what Indigenous Peoples Day means to them.

Episode #01

An Interview With Nick Tilsen

In this episode we interview Nick Tilsen, founder of NDN Collective, about the organization.

Episode #00

Introduction to “While Indigenous”

For millennia our ancestors used stories to root us in an awareness of our responsibilities to all creation. On "While Indigenous", a podcast devoted to building Indigenous power, we'll talk about getting back to that place.

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