"This action from the Biden Administration signals that our guidance and feedback, informed by our lived experience as environmental justice and Tribal community members, is not only being heard but is being acted upon and implemented in the ways that we need."
The team of three will support the implementation of the Collective Abundance Fund, which is to support the rebuilding of Indigenous and generational wealth by providing significant resources for wealth building activities across the tri-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Grants up to $30,000 offered to support on the ground organizers and movement builders who stand on the frontlines to defend Indigenous Peoples inherent rights to self-determination and equity for all people and Mother Earth.
Grants of $100,000 per year, with commitments of two years, are available to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the planet.The maximum grant award is $200,000 over two years.
Sexual assault, abuse and harassment remains one of the most harmful, challenging issues facing our People. It is critical that individuals, leaders and organizers show support and solidarity for those who have been harmed and find a path forward for authentic accountability and repair.
"On every level of movement building we continue to achieve successes because of the work of our mothers, sisters, brothers who respect the feminine, and our non-binary relatives freeing themselves from the shackles of heteronormativity."
“This is a victory for Tribal Sovereignty. The fight to protect ALL of the water of the sacred Black Hills continues and we remain vigilant and committed to this duty. We stand in solidarity with communities that have been defending Ȟešapa for generations, when our treaties are honored it protects the water for everyone.”
“The Biden administration’s decision to greenlight the Willow project is a climate disaster in the making. Today’s decision completely contradicts not only the administration’s climate goals, but also its commitment to consider Traditional Ecological Knowledge in federal policy making."
"Residents of our community described concerns about potential impacts to our primary diet, Caribou, to global warming, and to our way of life. BLM has not come back to our community this time and we feel our people and their concerns have been overlooked."
It seems that despite its nod to traditional ecological knowledge, BLM does not consider relevant the extensive knowledge and expertise we have gained over millennia, living in a way that is so deeply connected to our environment.