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2 weeks
NDN Collective Responds to Brutal K9 Attack on Native Man in Rapid City
NDN Collective calls out excessive use of force by South Dakota Highway Patrol with K9 unit deployed on Native man and overall systemic violence against Indigenous people at the hands of law enforcement.
3 weeks
“Today we mourn, tomorrow we fight”: NDN Collective Honors the Legacy of John Lewis
NDN Collective honors civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis and calls for honoring his legacy with renewed commitments to fight injustice
4 weeks
Indigenous Land Defenders Released from Jail After Mt. Rushmore Trump Visit, Prosecutor Launches Campaign of Charges Against Them
Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota and NDN Collective’s President and CEO, faces excessive charges for leading protest to protect Black Hills and close Mount Rushmore
1 month
NDN Collective Announces Black Hills Bail and Legal Defense Fund Following Mt. Rushmore Arrests
Following arrests of Indigenous Land Defenders blocking the road to Mount Rushmore on Friday, July 3, NDN Collective announces a bail and legal defense fund.
1 month
NDN Collective Calls for Closure of Mount Rushmore and for the Black Hills to be Returned to the Lakota
In the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit to Lakota lands, NDN Collective calls for the closure of Mount Rushmore as a national monument.
1 month
NDN Collective Announces the Radical Imagination Grant for Six Indigenous Artists
The NDN Collective Radical Imagination Grant will provide six Indigenous artists in the United States or U.S. Territories with $50k to radically imagine a new future, a better normal, and a more just world for all people and the planet.
3 months
NDN Collective Announces RFI for Indigenous Contractors to Provide Support to Indigenous Communities Dealing w/ COVID-19
The RFI is designed to complement COVID-19 Response grants and loans that are offered by NDN Collective
3 months
NDN Collective Announces Grants up to $5k for Indigenous Artists & Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The NDN Artist and Entrepreneur Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
4 months
NDN Collective Announces $10 Million COVID-19 Response Project for Indigenous People
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NDN COVID-19 Response Project provides grants, communication and strategic support to Indigenous people.
6 months
Governor Noem Makes Second Attempt to Criminalize Peaceful Protest in South Dakota
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb 10, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Janna Farley, jfarley@aclu.org or 605-366-7732 Gov. Kristi Noem’s second attempt at a “riot boosting” law is an unnecessary effort to legislate peaceful protest in South Dakota. The ACLU of South Dakota opposes House Bill 1117, legislation that repeals and revises certain provisions regarding riot, establishes the crime of incitement… Continued
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