People

NDN Collective

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

Cultural Anthropologist

Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico

Matlatzinca

Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico is an interdisciplinary cultural anthropologist with roots in the Matlatzinca community of Charo, Michoacán. She is an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and Chicano Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and can be reached at spearsrg@umn.edu

NDN Collective
NDN Collective

We are unapologetically, unabashedly, NDN. United like never before, we rise together—arm in arm—to equip all Indigenous Peoples with the tools needed to become architects of our future.