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NDN Collective Communications & Narrative

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Director of Communications Sarah Sunshine Manning Shoshone-Paiute

Sarah Sunshine Manning, NDN Collective Director of Communications, is a citizen of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Idaho and Nevada, and Chippewa-Cree of Rocky Boy, Montana. Manning directs NDN Collective’s communications strategy and impact. She also serves as producer of the NDN Podcast While Indigenous and as editor of the NDN blog. Manning has Bachelor’s degrees in American Indian Studies, Social Science-History, and licensure in Secondary Education. She has a Master’s degree in journalism and mass communication.

Recent stories by Sarah Sunshine Manning

Stories Acknowledging the Winter Solstice is a Decolonial Act for Indigenous People
The winter solstice is an opportunity for Indigenous people to reconnect to the natural world, sharpen our senses, and access our most powerful selves.
Stories Thunberg and Tokata Iron Eyes Join Forces and Elevate Climate Justice Conversation
Today’s rally and march to the Mayor’s office continues the long effort of climate justice and Indigenous activists to pressure government to honor Indigenous rights and to take bold climate action.
Stories SD “Riot Boosting” Act Blocked in Preliminary Injunction — What this means and what’s next
This illegal law was a bump in the road in our fight to protect Mother Earth, but we are glad to hear that a federal judge agrees that we should have the right to organize and protest unencumbered. This is a step in the right direction.

Communications & Narrative

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