NDN Collective Campaigners & Organizers

NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities in the history of philanthropy.

Action Organizer Anpotowin Jensen Oglala Lakota

Anpotowin Jensen (she/her), NDN Action Organizer, is from the Kiyuksa Tiospaye of the Oglala Lakota Oyate. Some of her advocacy roles have included being an Environmental Health Specialist for the International Indian Treaty Council, a youth representative of the Oceti Sakowin Treaty Council, and North American Focal Point of the UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. As a writer, author, and poet, she interweaves her experiences as an Oglala woman, engineer, and advocate for Indigenous solutions in global health & climate change in her creations.

Anpotowin holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering. She also has a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where she was the first Native woman on Stanford’s Student Global Health Board.

Her work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, the Native American 40 under 40 list, Scope, Grist, the UN Youth Envoy, the Oxford Climate Review, The Lancet, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Journal of Climate Change and Health, and more. Anpo has also researched the impact of legacy gold mining and mercury on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Black Hills.