NDN Collective Contributors

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

Senior Media Fellow Julian Brave NoiseCat Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen

Julian Brave NoiseCat, Senior Media Fellow at NDN Collective, is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian and many other publications. He is a correspondent for Real America with Jorge Ramos and contributing editor at Canadian Geographic and has appeared as a commentator on many programs including MSNBC, Marketplace and Democracy Now. His work has been recognized by the Livingston Awards and the Canadian National Magazine Awards. In addition to his journalism, Julian is the Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress, a think tank, and Narrative Change Director for the Natural History Museum, an artist and activist collective. In 2019, he helped lead a grassroots project to bring an Indigenous canoe journey to San Francisco Bay to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Alcatraz Occupation. The project, which attracted participation from Native communities throughout the United States and Canada, was featured in dozens of local and national outlets, including The New York Times. Julian grew up in Oakland, California and is a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen and descendant of the Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie.