NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities in the history of philanthropy.
Jihan Gearon (@JihanGearon) is an artist, writer, and activist known for her work with the Black Mesa Water Coalition and expertise in environmental and climate justice, just transition, Indigenous Peoples rights, and Indigenous feminism.
"If we work to reframe Alcatraz as a symbol for Indigenous sovereignty and reposition it in people’s psyche that way, it could be a very powerful thing, especially for people who are so often forgotten overlooked and marginalized like Natives in America."
"Indigenous feminism, like all solutions to problems in Indian Country, is about decolonizing. It's about recognizing, naming, and discarding the worldview forced, reinforced, and enforced by this colonial experiment called the United States of America, and picking up the teachings and practices of our ancestors."