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

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NDN Collective Announces Regional Advisory Committee to Guide Design of $50M Collective Abundance Fund
Native community leaders and representatives from reservation and urban areas in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota selected to support the development of the Collective Abundance Fund from a $50M Bush Foundation award to NDN Collective to support closing the racial wealth gap.
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NDN Collective Responds to SD Gov. Noem’s Executive Order Restricting Critical Race Theory
“Noem’s executive order is yet another move that tragically diminishes the capacity of our young people to see difficult historical truths with empathy. We need leadership whose actions ensure all of our youth will have enriching learning opportunities that prepare them for a transformative future."
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NDN Collective Response to IPCC Report Pointing to Colonialism as Climate Change Driver
The IPCC report acknowledging colonialism as a driver of climate change reinforces what Indigenous Peoples across the globe have been declaring for decades.
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NDN Collective Releases Position Paper on Palestine
"Today on Palestinian Land Day (يوم الأرض), we uplift the sacrifices that our people have made and continue to make so that we can fight for a liberated future and a dignified present. As Palestinians living in exile on Turtle Island, we have learned so much from our siblings in struggle and are grateful for their inspiring courage in the face of so much adversity."
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‘The Right OF Return Is LANDBACK’
Today on Palestinian Land Day, we uplift the ongoing struggle of our Palestinian relatives for liberation of their homeland and full return for all Palestinian people. We reaffirm that our solidarity as people runs deep and is both historical and ongoing.
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Tribal Leaders of the Oceti Sakowin Deliver Notice of Trespass and Eviction Notice to Grand Gateway Hotel
Citing the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, five Tribal leaders of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations) led a march on Saturday in Rapid City, delivering a notice of trespass and posting it on the door of the Grand Gateway Hotel.
2 months
Audio & Video: Grand Gateway Hotel Refuses Service to Native Americans After Owner States Intent to Ban All Natives, NDN Collective Files Civil Rights lawsuit
NDN Collective files federal civil rights class action lawsuit after being refused rooms on two different occasions after Grand Gateway Hotel owner publicly states her intent to ban all Native Americans following a shooting over the weekend.
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NDN Collective Responds to Rapid City Hotel Threat to Ban all Native Americans with Civil Rights Lawsuit
NDN Collective will be filing a federal civil rights class action lawsuit against the Grand Gateway Hotel for its racist and discriminatory treatment of Native people, a response to the charged statement made by the Rapid City business on social media.
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NDN Collective Releases Groundbreaking Report on DAPL
After a year of research and collaboration, NDN Collective’s Climate Justice Campaign has released the much anticipated, first of its kind report, “Faulty Infrastructure and the Impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline”.
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Open Application Period! $50k Radical Imagination Grant for Indigenous artists/culture bearers of all traditions, mediums and genres
NDN Collective announces the 2022 Radical Imagination LOI Open Application Phase. This grant is offered to Indigenous artists, culture bearers and storytellers from Turtle Island and surrounding Island Nations (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Islands of Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
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