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

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Books that Build Indigenous Power
In Celebration of National Read a Book Day, Check Out What the NDN Collective Ecosystem Is Reading
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NDN Collective to Host 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway for Rapid City Youth and Oceti Sakowin Community Academy Pre-Registration
NDN Collective will host their 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway for PreK-12 grade students in the Rapid City area on Tuesday, September 7th. Pre-registration will also be available for the Oceti Sakowin Community Academy, the Indigenous-led school being opened by NDN Collective in partnership with NISN
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We Deserve Better: Rapid City Police Department’s “Wild West” Behavior Towards Indigenous Peoples Must End
"This type of intentional humiliation and maltreatment of Native People on the streets of Rapid City, and inside of its institutions is directly connected to the racism and violence against Native Peoples that is part and parcel to the foundation of this country."
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Nick Tilsen Statement on Interaction with Police at NDN Collective Headquarters
"NDN Collective is here to do our best to stand up for Native people and build communities that create real opportunities for transformation and change. We will continue to protect our people on the streets while we create jobs, improve education, and build a more equitable future."
3 months
NDN Collective Responds to Blatant Erasure of Indigenous People in South Dakota Education Standards
NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in South Dakota’s newly proposed social studies standards and encourages supporters to call elected officials, the Secretary of Education, and their local school districts to advocate against this erasure.
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“Building Indgienous Power For Climate Justice”: NDN Collective Launches Climate Justice Campaign
Dreaming the Indigenous Dream with NDN Climate Justice Featuring Podcast Episodes, Coloring Book Pages, on the Land Workshops, and a Brand New Webpage
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“A New Era of Indigenous Policy and Power”: Totem Pole to Protect Sacred Sites Delivered to Deb Haaland in Washington
A collaborative effort to protect sacred sites while uplifting the need for free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples on lands routinely targeted and desecrated by industrial extraction.
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NDN Collective Launches Community Self-Determination Grant: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Indigenous Communities
NDN announces its first open application period for the new Community Self-Determination Grant offered to Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations
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Memo: The Climate and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Crises: Intersections, root causes, and immediate steps towards ending both
In collaboration with partners, NDN Collective’s Climate Justice and Racial Equity Campaigns provided this memo as guidance to the federal government on how to equitably address the interlocking crisis of Climate Change and the MMIWR+ epidemic
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Art as Activism: NDN Collective Collabs with Artists to DEFUND the Line 3 Pipeline
Artists create and call others to join the fight to stop Line 3. Nationwide wheatpasting action occurs with some 6,000 Defund Line 3 newspapers making their way to over 400 groups and activists.
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