Native Organizer’s Alliance Ribbon Skirt Webinar

Learn to sew a ribbon skirt with us! We hosted a 90-minute interactive online tutorial with Alexandra Romero-Frederick (Oglala Lakota), on Indigenous ribbon skirt making. All of our relatives, Native and non-Native, and all genders are invited to watch and learn.  For Indigenous people, the ribbon skirt tells a story of endurance, strength, spirituality, adaptation… Continue Reading

Native Americans & COVID-19 Town Hall

Native Americans and COVID-19 Town Hall event features indigenous leaders from health, US and tribal government, civil society, and other sectors. Judith LeBlanc, NOA Director, will discuss her panel “Pathways Forward.”

Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum Made History

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential was held in Sioux City, Iowa August 19-20, 2019. Co-sponsored by Native Organizers Alliance and our friends at Four Directions, the forum had dozens of endorsing organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Eleven Presidential candidates took part over the two days, responding to questions from panels of Native tribal leaders… Continue Reading

NOA partners for the “Promise to Protect” Training Tour

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The Native Organizers Alliance is honored to stand in unity with all those who are making a commitment to Mother Earth by pledging a “Promise to Protect”. Guided by on the ground leadership and vision, NOA has been helping to create the training program for the upcoming “Promise to Protect Training Tour” “Today, a coalition… Continue Reading

Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON — “Indian Country remembers,” Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today wrote in Monday’s edition of the pan-Native news site. “This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.”He later told VOA, “I basically wanted to show the recurring nature of history. It’s a story so familiar.”President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy… Continue Reading

Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline’s Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun ‘With Power of the People’

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

Groups document voting rights abuses in Indian Country

From Salt Lake City Tribune:Flagstaff, Ariz. • Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.Native Americans say they’ve encountered a wide range of obstacles that makes voting difficult. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories from around Indian Country in hopes that tribal… Continue Reading

Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL

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

Water, Jobs & Justice

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.