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Current events, editorials, and collaborative multimedia — from an Indignenous perspective.

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NDN Collective Selects 2021 Community Self-Determination Partner Grantees
Over $7million will be distributed to 92 Tribal, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations across Turtle Island in their community efforts to defend, develop and decolonize
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NDN Collective Announces Vacancy for Vice President and Other Open Positions
Applications open for the Vice President position though January 1, 2022. Other open positions can be found at https://ndncollective.org/careers/.
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Congressional Testimony by Jade Begay, NDN Collective Climate Justice Campaign Director, on “What More Public Lands Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets.”
"Precisely why I am here today, affirming what we all already know to be true -- which is that more public land leasing to oil and gas industries means that we will not achieve our climate targets, and instead we will be violating the commitments the U.S. has made to the global community around reducing our emissions as a nation. Leasing lands to oil and gas industries will move us closer towards catastrophic climate change, and cost the U.S. billions of dollars in potential future climate damages."
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‘Our Best Days are Ahead of Us’: NDN Collective Billboard Series debuts in Rapid City
NDN Collective Racial Equity Campaign collabs with artist Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn for billboard design, debuting the first design in a five-week series of billboards to rotate throughout Rapid City, South Dakota
2 weeks
Indigenous Artists Release LANDBACK Album on ThanksTaking, Executive Produced by NDN Collective
Featuring 10 Indigenous artists, the LANDBACK Album aims to combat the false narrative of Thanksgiving and paint an unapologetic Indigenous future
3 weeks
NDN Collective Responds to Not Guilty Verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse Case
“A not guilty verdict in the Rittenhouse trial shows who this country’s judicial system is still prioritizing and protecting - white men. The fact that somebody can show up to protests armed with an AR-15, shoot and kill people, and then get off with a not guilty verdict, is horrific."
3 weeks
Announcing NDN Collective’s 2021 Radical Imagination Artist & Storyteller Cohort
Ten NEW Indigenous artists and storytellers selected for NDN Collective's second cohort of the Radical Imagination Grant program.
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NDN Collective Kicks Off Radical Imagination Virtual Festival, A Multi-day Event
Part one of the Radical Imagination Virtual Festival kicked off on November 12th, with three different artist roundtable discussions, numerous musical performances and notable words by NDN Collective staff and leadership.
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The Integrity of the Paris Agreement is at Stake: Indigenous Climate Action and NDN Collective Statement on Article 6
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) reaffirmed its position regarding the negotiations of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This position includes safeguards for human rights and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and proposes language changes to 6.4 and 6.8 that includes Free, Prior and Informed Consent and direct inclusion of Indigenous Peoples.
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‘Demilitarization is Decolonization’: NDN Collective Releases Position Paper on Militarism Leading up to Veteran’s Day
NDN Collective calls for demilitarization and names the military industrial complex as a pathway for exploitation and deustruction of Indigenous communities.
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