Brandy Calabaza – NDN Collective
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NDN Collective Communications & Narrative

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Communications Associate Brandy Calabaza Jicarilla Apache

Brandy Calabaza (She/Her), Communications Associate, is Jicarilla Apache and Kewa Pueblo from Dulce, New Mexico. Brandy supports the Communications and Narrative Team with all aspects of content creation, targeted outreach, copywriting, and overall management of internal communications systems. Throughout and following college, she continued to build on her professional development holding various positions in her Tribal community, including working with the Nations courts in the prosecutorial setting, teaching language classes to children, and working with and empowering Native Youth. Brandy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Native American and Indigenous Studies from Fort Lewis College and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma. 

 

Recent stories by Brandy Calabaza

Stories Red Road To D.C.: NDN Welcomes Totem Pole Journey to Hesapa
NDN Collective had the honor of hosting and offering blessings to the groups responsible for leading this year’s Totem Pole Journey creating space for rest, healing and community.
Stories “We carry the spirit of a People who are victorious!”: Honoring the Battle of Greasy Grass
In a victory that transcends time, the Battle of Little Bighorn would become one of the most studied in history. Known as the “Battle of Greasy Grass” to the Lakota, and as "Victory Day" to many Native people today, this battle would also become a symbol of the continued plight of Indigenous Peoples to retain our traditional homelands, culture, and lifeways.
Stories “Moving Forward Together for Our Relatives”: MMIW+ 5k Walk/Run in Rapid City Brings Community Together
NDN Collective, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe co-organize the first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives+ 5k Walk Run in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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