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

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NDN Collective’s Foundation Announces New Hire to Lead Community Trust Grant Initiative
Teresa "Terri" Peterson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) will be leading NDN Collective's planning and implementation of the $50 million Community Trust grant announced in December from the Bush Foundation.
2 weeks
NDN Collective Statement of Condolence: Honoring the Life of Clyde Bellecourt
“We lost a warrior, an AIM leader, an elder, and a revolutionary. Clyde was a fearless leader who dodged bullets, sat jail time, marched in streets and built up Native communities. His fierceness in confronting racism and oppression have changed the conditions in which we organize and live in today."
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The ‘Defend’ Mural Debuts at the NDN Collective Headquarters
‘Defend’ mural project comes full circle as Artist Votan Henriquez completes large-scale mural painting outside of the NDN Collective Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota
4 weeks
NDN Collective on Another Year of Impact and Building Indigenous Power
We have learned an incredible amount in the past year, and we look forward to continuing to build power with more Indigenous communities across Turtle Island in the future.
1 month
Art as Creative Resistance: NDN Collective and Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3) Join Youth-led Actions to Defund Climate Chaos in Ohlone and Tongva Lands
The youth-led global movement utilizes nonviolent direct action as a means of demanding a fossil free future. Spanning 26 countries, participants utilize the power of art to address financial entities across the globe in ceasing their billion dollar investments into fossil fuels.
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Redefining Indigenous Wealth with a Bold, New Opportunity: Q&A with Nick Tilsen and Gaby Strong
Nick Tilsen and Gaby Strong talk about NDN Collective's vision to redefine wealth on Indigenous terms with a $50million community trust fund while calling up philanthropy to take more bold action to give hoarded wealth back to Black and Indigenous people.
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Statement from NDN Collective and Nexus on $100 Million in Grants
NDN Collective and Nexus Community Partners share statement on collective liberation and closing the wealth gap. – "This grant is a step in the right direction – it’s the casting of a single stone in the pond, and it will stir up the waters a little."
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NDN Collective Awarded $50 Million Grant to Redistribute to Indigenous Communities in Minnesota, S. Dakota & N. Dakota
NDN Collective selected as one of two organizations to receive the award. For the past three years, NDN Collective has redistributed funds to Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island, issuing $12 million in grants last year.
2 months
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
2 months
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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