Dreaming the Indigenous Dream Coloring Book
Produced by our Climate Justice team in honor of Earth Day, we are excited to offer this special edition coloring book, aptly titled, “Dreaming the Indigenous Dream.” This project was created as a dedication to our elders and children with the desire to create something that could be shared and enjoyed by the whole family.
The Coloring book features twelve original illustrations from self-taught Indigenous artist Aly McKnight paired with messages from both our Climate Justice and Land Back Teams on how we are Dreaming The Indigenous Dream.
NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.
Honoring the voice and leadership of Indigenous women. The “Defend” blanket highlights the necessity of Indigenous women in this pivotal time of movements for justice and equity for all people and the planet.
GOOD NDN - BAD NDN MERCH
Following a shooting at the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota, hotel owner Connie Uhre made public comments on social media stating her intent to ban all Native Americans from the hotel and the attached Cheers Lounge, saying she can’t tell “who is a bad Native or a good Native.” Her words harkened back to a history of colonizers and Indian agents picking and choosing which “Indians” they deemed worthy of their special treatment, while the vast majority of “Indians,” according to them, were unworthy of respect, unworthy of life. It is this very sentiment that lies at the heart of the genocide of Indigenous people and ongoing racial discrimination of Indigenous people worldwide.
Good NDN or Bad NDN? It’s all about how you look at us. If it means appeasing the colonizer, we are proudly “Bad NDNs.” In the eyes of our Ancestors and our People, we ARE the “Good NDNs” –beautiful, powerful, and worthy of joy, worthy of life.
Rising up against the Grand Gateway Hotel’s racism, hundreds of Indigenous people in Rapid City mobilized wearing “Good NDN / Bad NDN” T-shirts, marching to the federal courthouse where NDN Collective filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the hotel. Learn more about the march and lawsuit here.
Required Reading [Digital Version]
Get the Digital Version of Required Reading. Curated, edited and produced by NDN Collective's Climate Justice campaign and published by Loam. Required Reading is a roadmap that hones in on why Indigenous peoples must lead through the heart of the climate crisis.
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