For Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island, the summer season is full of life and activity. It is a time of gathering, a time of ceremony, spending time on the land and waters, harvesting medicines and traditional foods, and also a time of community organizing and building. While the NDN Collective team is fanned out across Indigenous lands doing all of this and so much more, we hope you are also making the most of your summer days.
In this month’s newsletter, we share our latest grant opportunity for Indigenous-led organizations with the Community Self-Determination Grant. We share inspiring insight from an Indigenous father in a Q&A interview with NDN Collective’s very own, Jordan Brien, Creative Director and Anishinaabe musician, as he reflects on what it means to build Indigenous power through fatherhood. We also highlight the NDN Changemaker Showcase— a five-part livestream conversation series that features the 2021 cohort of NDN Changemaker Fellows– as they share insight on the past year of their fellowship. Our Changemaker fellows are brilliant, and it’s been an honor to support them on their journey. We also share NDN Collective’s latest position paper, “The Effects of Overturning Roe v. Wade, Through an Indigenous Lens,” — and much, much more.
Continue reading for MORE Indigenous storytelling, community building, ways to take action, and opportunities to join the NDN Collective team.