Our Climate Justice team’s political platform promotes policies that support the defense, development, and decolonization of our people.
We engage directly in advocating for justice orientated policy and in the electoral process through:
Working with individuals and parties in federal, state, and local legislatures that are fighting to advance Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Our Climate Justice Director, Jade Begay and Liberty Greene from the NDN Fund team serve on the Minnesota Green New Deal task force alongside Representative Illhan Omar as part of making the Green New Deal tangible in Minnesota.
Lobbying elected officials and policymakers at the state and national levels to affect the introduction, passage, and execution of policies that will benefit Indigenous Peoples and the planet. Climate Justice Organizer, Kailea Frederick serves as a commissioner on the Petaluma Climate Action Commission.
Engaging the White House
Our Climate Justice Director Jade Begay sits on the inaugural White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. This newly established council seeks to hold the Biden Administration accountable not only in meeting its climate goals but ensuring that these goals are in service to frontline communities.
Our team consistently meets with the White House Office of Public Engagement and Biden Administration departments including the DOE and the DOI.