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NDN Collective Grantmaking & Fellowship

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

Program Officer PennElys Droz Anishinaabe/Wyandot

Dr. PennElys Droz, NDN Collective Director of Fellowship & Prize, is Anishinaabe/Wyandot from the US-Canadian border. Droz directs the planning, execution and evaluation of the NDN Fellowship & Prize. Droz brings two decades experience in the Indigenous environmental and regenerative Nation building movements to re-develop ecologically, culturally and economically thriving and resilient Native Nations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from Humboldt State University and a PhD in Biocultural Engineering Design, American Indian Studies from University of Arizona.

Recent stories by PennElys Droz

Stories Aligning with our Power During Climate Crisis: An Indigenous Action List
We hold the solutions to our greatest ecological challenges, and we also hold within us the power to ensure that our future is one that is just and beautiful for future generations.
Stories Rebuilding Indigenous Economies And Remembering How to Creatively Thrive
Indigenous Nations today can transition our economies from colonial models to culturally responsive systems based on care, reciprocity and the regeneration of life.
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