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 Good Vibes & School Supplies: NDN Collective and Partners Host 4th Annual Backpack Giveaway
“This is what we’re about. We’re about community. We’re about bringing unity, bringing love, compassion and meeting the needs of our people. We are taking up the responsibility to roll up our sleeves and create a better way for our communities and for our people, to show what is possible. I think that’s what you’re seeing here today. This is the movement showing up for the community.”
Stories ‘We are here!’: Indigenous Art & Expression from Opposite Ends of Turtle Island
"We know that every young person, every little kid, every child that is growing up, they are receiving the energy that they get through their blood, through their genes. It's a millinery-like charge that's really rooted and connected to our worldview that's existed for a thousand years."