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Indigenous Organizations

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Native Organizers Alliance

“The Native Organizers Alliance is a training and organizing network dedicated to building the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies, and community groups to make transformational change. It also provides a forum for Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) supports grassroots-driven social change rooted in Native traditional practices and values to advance sovereignty and the health and wellbeing of rural and urban Native communities and reservations across Indian Country.”


Indigenously Newsletter

“The Indigenously newsletter is produced by Jenni Monet (Laguna Pueblo)”


The REZILIENCE Organization

“Building action, knowledge and communityship for Indigenous peoples to thrive into the next 1000 years.”




The Center for Native American Youth

“The Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another. As a policy program of the Aspen Institute founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), we work to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. We do this through youth recognition, inspiration and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; serving as a national resource exchange; and by building a Native-youth driven narrative.”


National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

“Pursuing truth, healing, & justice for intergenerational trauma from U.S. Indian Boarding School policy and supporting community-led healing”


Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

“Member-driven org representing the voice in advocating & addressing violence against Native women & children across our region.”


Indigenous Women Rising

“Working to make sexual health and reproductive justice accessible for our Native fams.”

Indigenous Kinship Collective

“Indigenous femme, gnc, and womxn who gather on Lenapehoking to honor ourselves & our relatives”


Native Governance Center

“Native-led nonprofit dedicated to supporting Indigenous changemakers and nations.”


Pueblo Action Alliance

“A community-driven organization that promotes cultural sustainability by addressing environmental and social impacts in Indigenous Communities.”


Indigenous Action

“Anti-colonial agitation & action... Proceeds benefit radical Indigenous organizing.”


Indigenous Climate Action

“ICA is an Indigenous-led org working to inspire & support Indigenous-led climate action.”



Frontline Medics Indigenous Resilience

“Womxn/femme Led|Indigenous|Autonomous|Community Medic Collective”


ndn.o Otaes

“Truth by any means necessary from Ramapough Lenape hands”


Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment

“R.I.S.E. is an Indigenous artist initiative dedicated to the amplification & evolution of Indigenous art & culture.”


Wetsuweten Checkpoint

“Upholding Wet’suwet’en values of protecting land, water, & people. Our system values: acknowledgment, transparency, and ultimately Respect.”


Native Land Digital

“We strive to map Indigenous lands in a way that changes, challenges, and improves the way people see the history of their countries and peoples. We hope to strengthen the spiritual bonds that people have with the land, its people, and its meaning.”

NDN Collective

“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.”


International Indigenous Youth Council

“Creating safe spaces for youth through education, spiritual practices & civic engagement”


IllumiNative

“An initiative, created and led by Natives, to challenge the negative narrative that surrounds Native communities and ensure accurate and authentic portrayals of Native communities are present in pop culture and media.”


Indigenous Peoples Movement

“A global coalition bringing awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people from North & South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa & the Caribbean.”




Seeding Sovereignty

“An Indigenous-led collective, works to radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building, and cultural preservation. By investing in Indigenous folks and communities of the global majority, we cross the threshold of liberation together.”



I define decolonization as the ongoing process of dismantling and deconstructing the impacts and structures of colonization and colonialism. However, an elder recently pointed out this language still centers colonization. Perhaps a less problematic terminology would be Indigenous resistance or justice or equality or rights. I compiled this list as a resource. The organizations listed contribute to the political and material conditions of Native communities in occupied Turtle Island and in Indigenous communities globally.



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