The Ruckus Society’s Indigenous Peoples’ Power Project (IP3) is pleased to announce that it had its first board meeting this past weekend. Board members reviewed the past, present, and future of the IP3. The Indigenous Peoples’ Power Project is the Ruckus Society’s commitment to supporting the fight for Environmental Justice and human rights in Native country. The process of developing leaders while offering ongoing support to active campaigns will continue and be taken even further in the coming year and years to come.
Board members are tasked with the overall vision and process for IP3, as well as programmatic decision-making and fundraising for the project. A critical ability in IP3’s history that will continue to be deepened is to plan training and support of our partner organizations while being responsive to urgent situations that arise that we do not foresee. The IP3 board approved ongoing fundraising for an action response fund to support the work of communities we encounter as we grow on our journey for justice.
The board also decided that this is the year the Indigenous Peoples’ Power Project steps out in a BIG way. In the coming year, an action series and national Native action camp was proposed and approved! Of course, strategy and movement building will lead the way. Keep your eyes peeled and ear to the street/dirt for more on the coming year!