November 30th is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day signifying the day a Native Woman must work into the new year to make what a white, non-Hispanic man made the year before. Native Women earn just 51 cents for every dollar making them the second lowest-paid group.
You can learn more about the Native Women’s pay gap from the National Women’s Law Center:
Motherhood Wage Gap for Native Mothers
It’s essential to follow the lead of Native Women to support and fight in solidarity as they build sustainable and equitable communities. Below we’ve collected a list of Native organizations and podcasts to help you get started.
Native American Organizations to Follow
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) holds governments accountable. We fight to protect Native American rights, resources, and lifeways through litigation, legal advocacy, and legal expertise.
To revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. We do this by co-creating with and convening our community to build coalition while honoring our culture, creativity, and connections
We are dedicated to building people power, rooted in an Indigenized worldview, toward healthy, sustainable, & just communities for ALL. Native Movement supports grassroots-led projects that align with our vision, that dismantle oppressive systems for all, and that endeavor to ensure social justice, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and the rights of Mother Earth.
Indigenous Women Rising creates the space for us as indigenous people to tell our own stories on our terms as an act of resistance, self love, and love for our ancestors and family. We reclaim what colonialism and white supremacy have tried to strip from us: identity, culture, tradition, and language.
Seeding Sovereignty is a multi-lens collective that works to radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building, and cultural preservation. By investing in Indigenous folks and communities of the global majority, we cross the threshold of liberation together.
Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
Indigenous Peoples Power Project
The Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3) is a non-profit 501c3, nonviolent direct action training and support network advancing Indigenous communities ability to exercise their inherent right to environmental justice, cultural livelihood, and self determination. Our mission is to provide nonviolent direct action training, campaign support, and community organizing tools to support Indigenous communities taking action in defense of their homelands.
Build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.
Individual Activists to Follow
Season one follows the United States Supreme Court case Sharp v. Murphy. In addition, the podcast discusses various native issues such as land rights, sovereignty issues, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. The second season of This Land is a timely exposé about how the far right is using Native children to quietly dismantle American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda.
In Our Power: Climate Justice, Self Determination and Regenerative Economies, an NDN Collective Podcast where we highlight Indigenous led solutions at the forefront of the climate crisis.
The Red Nation Podcast
The Red Nation Podcast features discussions on Indigenous history, politics, and culture from a left perspective.