“We know that taking over spaces is a necessary part of the work of decolonizing institutions. The Pavilion enables us to create our own pocket of power – because we know that even as we advocate for our rights in negotiations with states, our strength comes from our relationships with each other.”
“Our inherent, distinct, internationally-recognized rights are affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – we will not allow these rights to be diminished, undermined, combined or confused in any way.”
“Our tribal governments must step up to enforce our treaty rights and protect the Black Hills. We will continue working to bring the people of Rapid City together to fight against industries that threaten our livelihoods.”
"For Indigenous Peoples, it’s not just the climate that is on the line – it’s everything that informs our cultures and identities. And that is why we are here – our voices must be at the center of these negotiations.”
Seventy-two Indigenous-led organizations from across Turtle Island and related Island Nations working to Defend, Develop, and Decolonize Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth will receive grants of up to $100,000 annually for up to two years.
"The state’s attorney’s office is sending a message to the entire community that you can kill a Native person and pay a small fee and go on with your life. What that does is shows how you value Native people's lives. We are their constituents, they work for us, right? So where's our justice?"
“Launched in 2018, NDN Collective provides the most ambitious, systemic approach to empowering Native communities in the history of philanthropy and impact investing. The change, justice, and liberation we seek requires the centering of marginalized experiences and leadership, as well as the significant redistribution of resources currently overseeing the concentration of wealth.”
"We mourn the lives already lost and feel dread knowing that many more will die. This is why we must rise up now and hold the U.S. government accountable in the funding of and profiteering from this war."
“If anyone doubts that Indigenous people aren’t safe in this country, this shooting should dispel those doubts. What happened to Jacob is part of the ongoing legacy of colonization and continued threat of white supremacist violence facing Indigenous Peoples across the country."
“As Members of Congress, we sign this letter with a deep commitment to the crucial role we play in upholding justice for all Americans – and to also hold our government accountable when we see a case of injustice, as demonstrated by the long incarceration of Leonard Peltier."