At NDN Collective, we approach building Indigenous power through a multifaceted approach. We organize from the grassroots level, supporting Indigenous movement-building projects across Turtle Island that are determined by and for Indigenous Peoples.

We also recognize the value of being at the table and asserting ourselves unapologetically as Indigenous people on matters of state, federal, and international policy, where decisions are made that impact our communities, lands and lifeways.

To that end, NDN actively engages in policy and political work, advocating for climate justice and equity-oriented policy through lobbying and informing federal agencies, elected officials and policymakers at the state and national levels to advance Indigenous rights, Tribal Sovereignty, and environmental and climate protections.


Each year, our team engages in the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In 2022, NDN Collective served as the fiscal sponsor for the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion, making it the first time in history that the pavilion was fiscally sponsored by an Indigenous organization. This move, in turn, increased autonomy outside the dominant framework of the proceedings.

NDN Collective continues to support the capacity building of the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion through collaboration and fundraising. Read more here on how you can support the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion.


NDN Collective supports Tribes and Indigenous Peoples in building a justice based transition by creating engagement strategies and pathways for Tribes and Indigenous communities to engage with the opportunities available to them in the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


Our voter engagement and electoral work focuses heavily on voter engagement and election protection through education, outreach, coalition building, and voting rights advocacy. NDN Collective believes that the right to fair voting access is one necessary tool to ensure American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous Peoples living in this country are able to adequately use their voice to: Exercise treaty rights, hold the U.S. government accountable to its trust obligations, protect land and sacred places, water, natural resources, and species, advocate for inclusion in K-12 curriculum, elect representatives with shared values and goals, advocate for community needs such as adequate healthcare, education, housing and infrastructure, racial equity, and much more.

Learn more about our vote work here.