In July 2020 we co-hosted The Time Is Now National Native Town Hall on our Facebook LIVE. Moderating our Native Peoples, Not “Native” Mascots panel is Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), Lead Plaintiff, Harjo v. Pro Football, Inc; President, The Morning Star Institute. With panelists: Amanda Blackhorse (Diné) Lead Plaintiff, Blackhorse v. Pro… Continue Reading
by Jessica CorbettAn Indigenous-led coalition is fundraising to install solar panels along the route of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline to protest the project and provide renewable energy to family farms and Native communities in Nebraska and South Dakota.“In the fight against dirty tar sands oil from crossing Indigenous treaty lands, we must also take moments to highlight the… Continue Reading
I’m in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where elected tribal officials, spiritual leaders, Native grassroots organizations, youth groups, and traditional women’s societies have gathered with non-Native farmers, ranchers and others affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. That project to carry tar sands from shale fields in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico threatens our water, our… Continue Reading
Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, talks about “Water, Jobs & Justice” at the People’s Summit in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 2017.
A highlight of the 2017 Organizing 2.0 Conference was the exchange between Judith LeBlanc and L.A. Kauffman. on the development of organizing over the years, the role of women and challenges today. LeBlanc is the Director of the Native Organizers Alliance, and Kauffman wrote the new book Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American… Continue Reading
Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. In this series we’ll be talking with organizers, troublemakers and thinkers who are working both to challenge the Trump administration and the circumstances that created it. It can be easy to despair, to feel like trends toward inequality are impossible to stop, to give in to fear over increased racist,… Continue Reading
Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance spoke at the historic Women’s March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. Here are her remarks:My name is Judith Le Blanc and I am a proud member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and the Director of the Native Organizers Alliance. And I march for my daughter… Continue Reading
Native women are often left out of the conversation about race. Judith LeBlanc shares her intersections of race, gender and tribal sovereignty interact and inform one another. #RaceAnd is a video series exploring the ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different… Continue Reading