The NDN Collective blog

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

5 months ago
From Independence to Interdependence
Subverting the 4th of July, Indigenously.
7 months ago
Over 20 Must-See, Must-Experience Indigenous Film Festivals and Showcases
Love is indeed one of the greatest verbs and one way to express that love is by attending film showcases and festivals where our stories are being shared.
8 months ago
“Our Voices Won’t be Silenced”
Fighting the SD "Riot Boosting" Act and the Keystone XL Pipeline
8 months ago
What Does it Mean to Build Indigenous Power?
Six fierce Indigenous voices weigh in
9 months ago
NDN Collective and Coalition of Environmental, Rural and Indigenous Groups File Lawsuit Challenging South Dakota Anti-Protest Laws
This is just the latest of tactics and strategies to muzzle the voices of the people, to discourage us from organizing our communities against injustice and threats to our livelihood.
9 months ago
Indigenous People and Frontline Communities MUST be Centered in Green New Deal Organizing Process
“What scientists and environmentalists are just now realizing is what Indigenous people have been saying for a really long time about sustainability and Earth consciousness. We have to implement this knowledge into the crafting of the Green New Deal.”
9 months ago
“I am an Indigenous Woman, Shaped by Generations”
Turning skinned knees into toughened bodies and deepened spirits.  Turning tragedy into unsuspecting beauty, blossoming over and over again. 
10 months ago
“I met you at Standing Rock”
A poem by Mark Tilsen
10 months ago
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, … Continued
10 months ago
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.
NDN Collective
NDN Collective

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.