Over 20 Must-See, Must-Experience Indigenous Film Festivals and Showcases

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 […]

Indigenous People and Frontline Communities MUST be Centered in Green New Deal Organizing Process

NDN Collective Founder, President and CEO Nick Tilsen attended a convening in Washington, D.C. on March 18 & 19, organized by New Consensus, an organization working to develop and promote the Green New Deal.  Tilsen attended the convening with one specific goal in mind: to ensure that Indigenous voices and Indigenous frontline communities are directly involved […]

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“I am an Indigenous Woman, Shaped by Generations”

I am an Indigenous woman. Newé mogo’ni, like my mother, and her mother, and her grandmother and great grandmothers.  My waist is broad, my hands are strong, and my cheekbones rise like mountains.  I am built hardy, body and spirit, like ancestors.  The first woman I ever knew was my mother.  A teacher, a gentle woman who steeped […]

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A Poem: “I met you at Standing Rock”

I met you at Standing Rock The phrase said so often it loses meaning but Let’s imagine it’s true under the night of the fireworks some false victory when the cynics asked, “what are you celebrating?” A boy met a girl A young woman and a young man to be more preciseHe wore his freshest baseball cap at a jaunty anglei […]

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In Gratitude of All Yalitza Gives us Within the Limitations of Roma

I know what it’s like to grow up indigenous in a country and culture that does not embrace my features or skin-color. Coming of age in Michoacán and California, I was called names like ‘indita,’ ‘charilla’ and ‘oaxaquita’ – diminutive slurs meant to infantilize and demean indigenous people. As an anthropologist conducting fieldwork in Mexico, […]

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Rebuilding Indigenous Economies And Remembering How to Creatively Thrive

Indigenous Nations today can transition our economies from colonial models to culturally responsive systems based on care, reciprocity and the regeneration of life.

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What Does the Future Hold for a Growing Mixed-Blood Native Population?

We can’t erase the lasting effects of federal policy, but we can make a conscious choice to redefine our identity as Native people.

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Defend. Develop. Decolonize.

We are unapologetically, unabashedly, NDN. United like never before, we rise together—arm in arm—to equip all Indigenous Peoples with the tools needed to become architects of our future. Through a holistic approach to infrastructure, funding, advocacy, consulting, and philanthropy we are fostering a world of justice and equity for all people and the planet.