“We’re excited to bring the knowledge we gather with the BLOCK Project back home to our people. We remain determined to provide our unhoused relatives with safe, sustainable housing, community support, healing, and respect.”
“We’re meeting Native young people where they are – on their boards and skates, reclaiming their rightful land through movement and joy. We want to show folks that voting is a community event and our opportunity to select local leaders that will represent us at home and nationally."
“While first acknowledging that some pieces of the IRA are truly historic, it is critical to underscore that negotiations took place behind closed doors – it is not the people’s climate bill. A true climate justice bill would aim to mitigate current harm that frontline communities face, while also committing to a full just transition by stopping emissions at the source. Instead, the IRA provides another piecemeal response to the climate crisis by failing to divest from the fossil fuel industry."
On this day 342 years ago pueblo communities said ‘enough’. They stood together in opposition to colonialism and fought for independence with the intention of preserving a culture bound in community, family, and traditions. The Pueblo Revolt illustrates the power we hold as Indigenous Peoples and the strength we possess when standing united in defense of our sacred lifeways.
“It's a big part of how we exercise our sovereignty. One of the cornerstones of sovereign nations is economy and coming to a consensus in defining wealth is a major factor in how we reestablish our economic sovereignty.”
“We cannot continue deferring the climate crisis to future generations. We are calling on the people in the highest positions of power to use every tool available to advance a truly just, renewable energy future.”
We support the historic and meaningful steps proposed in the IRA and acknowledge the effort it has taken to get this bill back into consideration and we respectfully implore you to hold the line against any new fossil fuel projects and use every tool available to advance a truly just, renewable energy future that does not sacrifice our communities or perpetuate injustice, especially by the fossil fuel industry.
Leading up to the Napa Institute’s annual convening, NDN Collective, alongside the greater Bay Area community, rallied to disrupt William “Bill” Barr’s keynote. Though met with violence from conference attendees, protesters sent a clear message; Fascism is not welcome.
“Although the current version of this new climate deal, if passed, would provide large investments into renewable energy and open up funding streams for low income and vulnerable communities, it is missing many critical solutions that Indigenous organizers have been uplifting for years."