Introduction to “While Indigenous”

For millennia our ancestors used stories to root us in an awareness of our responsibilities to all creation. On "While Indigenous", a podcast devoted to building Indigenous power, we'll talk about getting back to that place.

For millennia our ancestors used stories to root us in our deepest power source and ground us in an awareness of our responsibilities to each other and all creation. On “While Indigenous”, a podcast devoted to building Indigenous power, we’ll talk about getting back to that place.

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What Does it Mean to Build Indigenous Power? Six Fierce Indigenous Voices Weigh In

What does it mean to build Indigenous power? Josué Rivas, Mexica and Otomi visual storyteller and educator, asked six Indigenous people to answer this question. Here is what they had to say: Isabella Zizi, Northern Cheyenne, Arikara, Muskogee Creek “Building indigenous power means to acknowledge the original peoples of the lands that we occupy, acknowledge […]

NDN Collective and Coalition of Environmental, Rural and Indigenous Groups File Lawsuit Challenging South Dakota Anti-Protest Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RAPID CITY, S.D., March 28, 2019–In conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of South Dakota, four organizations and two individuals have filed suit against the State of South Dakota challenging a package of state laws that violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. Senate Bill […]

Episode #03

Spunky Squaw Online Activism

Indigenous organizers Yolonda Bluehorse, Jade Begay, and Nick Estes weigh in on the issue of "The Spunky Squaw" online boutique, which recently came on the radar of Indigenous social media users for its use of the dehumanizing "S-word."

Episode #02

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples Day proclamations are rapidly replacing Columbus Day across the U.S. In this episode, we talk to five Indigenous activists and organizers about their work and what Indigenous Peoples Day means to them.

Episode #01

An Interview With Nick Tilsen

In this episode we interview Nick Tilsen, founder of NDN Collective, about the organization.