"To be able to access that clay, those materials, and use them in a way that helps us survive, that lets us have that vision to go to the next step where our people are going, wherever that direction is. We have the ancestors behind us and we're holding on to our relatives as we move forward."
"We know that every young person, every little kid, every child that is growing up, they are receiving the energy that they get through their blood, through their genes. It's a millinery-like charge that's really rooted and connected to our worldview that's existed for a thousand years."
NDN Fund’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) invests $1.57M loan capital in the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine to build sustainable infrastructure for traditional eel harvesting, leaving a ripple effect of economic and cultural healing.
"We cannot fight racism alone, as Indigenous People, and as the ones who are experiencing it, we need everyone to be a part of the solution. That is why we broadened the campaign and called it Rapid City vs. Racism because it is going to take all of us. It is going to take the whole community to end racism and discrimination."
"On every level of movement building we continue to achieve successes because of the work of our mothers, sisters, brothers who respect the feminine, and our non-binary relatives freeing themselves from the shackles of heteronormativity."