News Release

NDN Collective

At the start of New York Climate Week, where global leaders will come together to discuss the urgent need for action around the changing environment, NDN Collective announced they will officially launch sales of the organization’s first book, Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation + Investing in Indigenous Power, this Friday, September 24. The book is available for pre-order now.

NDN Collective will also be hosting a panel on Friday, September 24 in NYC that features some authors of the book, and highlights liberatory solutions to the climate crisis. Space for reporters at the panel is very limited -- if you’d like to attend, please reach out to clpetoia@gmail.com to inquire about availability.

Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation + Investing in Indigenous Power was curated by the NDN Climate Justice Campaign, and acts as a practical guide for seasoned politicians and grassroots advocates alike to establish equitable and meaningful solutions to the climate catastrophe.

The book features in-depth essays from climate experts around the world, presenting personal stories and analyses on subjects ranging from the continued U.S. military occupation of Hawaiʻi, to the fight for food sovereignty on the Yukon River, to the growing Land Back movement, to the link between the climate and MMIWR+ crises, to the devastating effects of mining for lithium in the Salar de Atacama, and much more.

Copies of Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation + Investing in Indigenous Power will be presented to U.S. governmental officials, policymakers, and world leaders at both New York Climate Week and the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this fall.

“Despite countless efforts by colonial structures to erase our cultures and ancestral knowledge, Indigenous people are still here — and we hold the key to reversing the devastating impacts of manmade climate change,” said Kailea Frederick, NDN Collective Climate Justice organizer and editor of Required Reading. “Our voices must be centered for any of us to survive the catastrophe created by extraction from and exploitation of the planet and people.”

“Now more than ever, we need bold action around climate change — Indigenous people both hold the knowledge necessary to save our planet, and are unafraid of rejecting the status quo,” said Jade Begay, Director of Climate Justice for NDN Collective. “We need leaders — from those running climate organizations, to government officials, and more — to heed our words and implement our solutions before it’s too late.” 

About NDN Collective

NDN Collective is 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.

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