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NDN Collective Stories

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

1 year
Alcatraz Canoe Journey: Honoring 50 Years of Indigenous Resistance and Persistence
"If we work to reframe Alcatraz as a symbol for Indigenous sovereignty and reposition it in people’s psyche that way, it could be a very powerful thing, especially for people who are so often forgotten overlooked and marginalized like Natives in America."
3 weeks
Bridging the Divide Between Impact Investing and Native America
Indigenous intermediaries are crucial to overcoming asymmetries between impact investors and Native America through the building of relationships of trust, creation of an ecosystem for impact investing in Indigenous communities, and performance of the due diligence investors need to manage risk.
3 weeks
NDN Collective Launches Resilience Loan Fund for Tribes, Tribal Enterprises, and Native-Owned Businesses to Help Move Past Economic Impacts of COVID-19
As part of NDN Collective’s larger response to the pandemic, NDN Fund has created special emergency debt capital, bridge loans, and capacity building services to help businesses remain solvent and to identify opportunities for some to expand if they are in advantaged industries.
4 weeks
Building Indigenous Power and Investing in Indigenous Self-Determination
To solve the most pressing issues for Indigenous communities—and for the world at large—power and autonomy must be given to Indigenous people themselves.
4 weeks
NDN Collective In-Depth Series with Stanford Social Innovation Review
"Decolonization and Radical Indigenous Futures" is a series published at the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) in partnership with NDN Collective.
4 weeks
NDN Collective Speaks Out Against Line 3 Project
Indigenous group raises awareness on effects of oil sand pipeline on Native Minnesota region.
1 month
NDN Collective Responds to Inauguration of President Joe Biden
Today, we celebrate the collective work of our people and movements who have organized, built power and helped deliver one of the most important elections in history.
1 month
NDN Collective Responds to President Biden Rescinding Keystone XL Pipeline Permit and Vow to Rejoin the Paris Agreement
The KXL pipeline was set to go through the heart of the Oceti Sakowin Territory. The people came together, resisted the fossil fuel industry and stood up for our lands, water and rights. We will continue to resist and fight.
1 month
Indigenizing Education Equity: SD Ed Equity Coalition and NDN Collective ramp up efforts in 2021
As the South Dakota Education Equity coalition (SDEEC) prepares for the 2021 legislative session, they are asking individuals in support of their efforts to call their legislators, voice support for their bill and the concept of Oceti Sakowin Community Based Schools.
2 months
NDN Collective Responds to DC Violence: “Dismantle white supremacy, Radically imagine a new future.”
“NDN Collective vehemently supports the calls for impeachment of President Trump, but more importantly, and beyond this presidency, this moment illuminates the urgent need to dismantle white supremacy and radically imagine a new future.”
3 months
NDN Collective Leadership Congratulates Rep. Deb Haaland on Being Named Secretary of the Interior
“We are excited by Rep. Haaland’s appointment and look forward to having a representative who has insight into Indigenous issues and priorities, so Land Back organizers can uplift our policy solutions and help fuel systematic change that benefits all people and the planet.”
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