Building Indigenous Grassroots Power at the Santa Fe Indian Market

At the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA)’s Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market, our partners at IllumiNative and NDN Collective held a weekend-long event, Indigenous Futures, that featured powerful programming that wove together the knowledge and experiences of Natives in the arts with organizers from the movement for Native political power. Native Organizers Alliance’s Executive… Continue Reading

Mobilizing Against Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Extraction

Our efforts are needed now. We continue to mobilize across Indian Country to stop oil and gas leasing to protect our sacred lands, cultural resources, water, and environments from imminent harm. Presently, the Biden administration is outpacing Trump on issuing oil and gas leases on public lands. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 allocates funds… Continue Reading

How the Inflation Reduction Act is Investing in Tribal Communities

Native Organizers Alliance supports the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act being signed into law by President Biden. The bill includes an investment of $272.5 million for our Tribal communities. We must act on this moment as a time to redouble our efforts for speeding up a just transition from fossil fuels through collective organizing… Continue Reading

Overturning Roe v. Wade further harms Native women

National Native org says decision violates a “sacred right”Washington, DC —Native Organizers Alliance responds to the decision by the Supreme Court tooverturn Roe v. Wade. The following statement from Judith LeBlanc, executive director ofNative Organizers Alliance, can be quoted in-full or in-part. “Overturning Roe v. Wade is another blow to the sovereignty of Native women… Continue Reading

Native Community Organizer Training Participant Q&A

For the Native Organizers Alliance National Native Community Organizer Training in May, 19 participants were brought together in Federal Way, WA for a week of sharpening grassroots organizing skills using traditional Indigenous values. The curriculum is designed to create a foundation for Native power building for social change and strengthening sovereignty. We’ve asked April Fournier… Continue Reading

2022 Native Community Organizing Training

November 13 – 18, 2022 Location TBA Native Organizers Alliance is excited to announce that applications will be accepted soon for the second 2022 National Native Community Organizing Training in November!  Our national training is rooted in Indigenous values and traditional knowledge, framed in a way that will help to sharpen the skills needed in… Continue Reading

NOA responds to Biden announcement on treaty protections

The Biden administration is set to announce a memorandum of understanding from 18 federal agencies to protect tribal treaty rights. The MOU’s from the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Commerce, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, State, and the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management, the Advisory… Continue Reading

2021 October Training Reflections

In October, Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) brought together 23 amazing Native community organizers from 14 different tribes, working in 9 different states and 10 organizations.

Native Organizing Alliance Celebrates Restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC — Friday Oct 8th, 2020 President Biden issued a proclamation confirming the original boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah. In reaction to the announcement, Judith LeBlanc, citizen of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and director of the Native Organizing Alliance, issued the following statement:  “President Biden promised to… Continue Reading

CNN made the right decision to fire Rick Santorum

CNN fired Rick Santorum after Indigenous groups along with Native Organizers Alliance called for his removal because of his comments dismissing thousands of years of Native American history and culture and contributions to the United States. Native Organizers Alliance released the following statement following the news of CNN terminating Rick Santorum’s contract. Before CNN took… Continue Reading