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NDN Collective Staff

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

NDN Fund Managing Director

Nikki Pieratos

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

Nikki Pieratos, NDN Fund Managing Director, is Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. Pieratos is responsible for the leadership, management, and growth of NDN Fund, which provides loans and grants for large-scale Indigenous infrastructure development projects. Pieratos is an accomplished leader in community development finance with nine years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and education from Fitchburg State University and a Master’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Chicago.

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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.