We are dedicated to building People Power, grounded in Indigenous values, for the health and wellbeing of Mother Earth and all her living beings.
Native Movement provides support for grassroots-led projects that endeavor to ensure Indigenous Peoples’ rights, the rights of Mother Earth, and the building of healthy and sustainable communities for all.
We celebrate Pride and we rise up to resist all oppression. Celebrate the victories for equal rights and rise up to help with the continued work for LGBTQ2 rights and the rights of Mother Earth. Visit Defend the Sacred Alaska website to learn more about an Alaskan justice movement. Buy shirts that support this work.
New T-shirts and tanks featuring art by
Maka Monture Päki now available for purchase!
Native Movement is proud to present the amazing design featured on our new apparel by Maka Monture Päki!
“I wanted to depict the sacredness of women for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Every single one of us is born from a woman, and the female guardian of the Earth is one of our greatest teachers. The female guardian has a labret piercing, which for my people depicted womanhood, status, and wealth.” - Maka Monture Päki
Maka is an Indigenous author, campaigner, scholar, storyteller, poet, and ceremonial performer from southeast Alaska. Of Tlingit (Łingit), Mohawk, Filipina, and Canadian Kanien'kehá:ka decent, she was born in Anchorage and is from Yakutat, of the Raven moiety, Copper River Clan, House of the Owl. Her Tlingit name is Keixé Yaxtí meaning “Morning Star.”
Currently, Maka resides in Anchorage, Alaska, where she dedicates her personal and professional time to environmental and social advocacy on behalf of Indigenous and non-indigenous youth and women. She expresses her thoughts and opinions on topics such as social justice and Indigenous rights through poetry, fashion, photography, and writing.
Our communities have so much talent! The design by Maka embodies respect, justice, and collective action. These shirts are available for purchase online or stop by our Fairbanks space at 1327 Hayes Avenue or our Anchorage space at 1689 C Street, Suite 114 during office hours.
Thank you for attending our people power Art Show!
On June 1st Native Movement and Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition hosted the “Power People Art Show” to celebrate & uplift local artists.
During this art show, FCAC revealed the winning artist, Leila Pyle who created their new logo, and Native Movement highlighted and revealed the winning design featured on our new apparel by Maka Monture Päki! There was art by local visual artists, live music, and spoken word performances.
Thank you to the Fairbanks community for helping us uplift and celebrate local artists and enjoying a fun night together!
And thanks to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for capturing some of the evenings celebrations!
Upcoming Training opportunities
Check out our schedule of Anchorage and Fairbanks sessions or request a training.
Community organizers, activists, artists, and allies are invited to apply to participant in the 2019 Northern Organizers Summit. The Summit is July 24–28, 2019 at Howard Luke's Gaalee’ya Camp outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.
This event is not exclusive to Indigenous leaders, rather our leadership model is shaped from an Indigenous worldview and striving toward decolonizing practices for all. We believe it is essential for community organizers and leaders to build respectful and equitable community organizing practices, root-cause analysis, intersectionality, and self-transformation.
We strive to adhere to the traditional values of the peoples whose ancestral lands we are on as we move forward with our work for social justice. The camp is will focus on Gender Justice, Healing, and Direct Action. This camp is intended for active and engaged Alaskan community members who have some understanding of or experience in Decolonizing and Just Transition frameworks.
Applications were due on May 22, 2019 to be considered. For those who applied, please note we will be notifying you in the near future.
We value diverse and inclusive spaces, this application will help us build safe and inclusive spaces for all.