NDN Collective Communications & Narrative

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

Content Writer Jordynn Paz Apsaalooke

Jordynn Paz (she/her), Content Writer, is Apsaalooke (Crow) from Garryowen, Montana.  Trained as a journalist, Jordynn has covered Indigenous issues in Montana from MMIW to blood quantum and identity. Several of her feature stories addressed the impacts of losing mothers to the MMIWG2S crises as well as the complexities of Indigenous people missing on their traditional homelands.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Native American Studies from the University of Montana in 2021. Jordynn is a board member of Four Points Media in Crow Agency, MT.

She is a 2022-23 Apsaalooke Energy Justice Leadership Fellow with Plenty Doors Community Development Corporation and a 2023-24 Hugo Fellow for literary fiction with Hugo House in Seattle, WA.

Recent posts

Stories All Things Indigenous: Celebrating, Remembering, and Building Power in the Hesápa on Indigenous Peoples’ Day 
NDN Collective hosted the first ever Indigenous Peoples' Day march and celebration in MniLuzahan. The Rapid City community was invited to enjoy music by Indigenous artists, bounce houses for kids, food trucks, vendors and information booths representing various Indigenous-serving organizations.
Stories ‘A Stain of Injustice’: Hundreds Gather, 35 Arrested in front of White House Calling for Release of Leonard Peltier
“We’re asking Biden for Executive Clemency. We will keep coming back to the White House and we’ll be pressuring all parts of the government until we see justice for Leonard Peltier and see him come back with his family, community and people.”