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Empowering Indigenous Communities


We provide Nonviolent Direct Action training to Indigenous communities and organizations that request support for their own unique direct action campaigns.


We develop Indigenous Centered Curriculum and organize trainings, Action Camps, and other events that build capacity and empower Indigenous Communties.


We support all Indigenous communities, organizations, and Tribal Governments preserving their traditional way of life through the protection of their homelands.


We work collaboratively on the ground to build capacity, community, and connections in Indian Country, to sustain our traditional way of life for all future generations.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

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. Formed in 2004 as a project of the Ruckus Society, IP3 graduated from NDN Collective’s fiscal sponsorship cohort and became a non-profit in June 2020. We continue to work across Turtle Island with communities that are most vulnerable to threats of ecological devastation and resource exploitation, and most poised to lead solution-oriented action.

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.

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Indigenous Land Defender Sentenced for Protecting His Own Lands

Indigenous Land Defender Sentenced for Protecting His Own Lands

Land Defender and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations member, William George was sentenced to 28 days in jail for defending his ancestral and unceded land Tuesday, May 10th against the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Early last year, the British Columbia Supreme...

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What’s Next for Nonviolent Direct Action?

What’s Next for Nonviolent Direct Action?

In the last half of the 20th Century, nonviolent direct action has become the most commonly used form of mobilization over armed resistance. From the opposition of United States involvement to war in Vietnam in the 60's, as recent as the protests against the Dakota...

Violations of Treaties / Endangered Species Act in Klamath Basin

Violations of Treaties / Endangered Species Act in Klamath Basin

On April 11th, 2022, the Klamath Tribes of Oregon released a statement on the decades long dispute over water and resources that, '"The Klamath Tribes are tired of hearing: "it is another bad water year," "we are all suffering," and "come to the table so we can...

Blatant Racism Sparks Great Sioux Nation Into Action

Blatant Racism Sparks Great Sioux Nation Into Action

In response to racist comments made by the owner of the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota, tribal leaders of the Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation) deliver Notice of Trespass and Eviction. Following a shooting that occurred at the hotel on Saturday,...

We Are Indigenous

And Mother Earth Is What Guides Us Forward

Our Top Priorities

We value the knowledge and experience that exists in Indigenous communities since time immemorial. As such, we don’t believe in parachute activism (when an individual or organization pops into a community). Parachute activisim can be harmful and dismissive of the knowledge and leadership that exists within that community. While it can be well intentioned , it often is a band aid that can be helpful in the short term, but in the long term may not build the capacity needed to address underlying issues. IP3 only goes where we are invited or our support is requested, and we work with local leadership to collectively determine how we can add value to, strengthen, and build capacity within their current work.

IP3 works to uplift our relatives protecting and defending our land, air, water, culture and sovereignty. These are a handful of ongoing actions taking place on Turtle Island.

KXL - Line 3

KXL Line 3 is a TC Engery Pipeline that was designed to transport the world’s dirtiest and most destructive fossil fuels, tar sands, for market through the U.S. (Turtle Island).


The Coastal GasLink Pipeline is a TC Engergy natural gas pipeline under construction in Wet’suwet’en Territory, otherwise known as British Columbia, Canada.


The sovereign homelands of the Kumeyaay, T’ohono O’odham and Hia Ced-O’odham Nations are currently being encroached by the construction of a border wall between Mexico and Turtle Island.

Mauna Kea

Native Hawaiians began the Mauna Kea movement to protect their sacred mountain from the construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain peak in Hawaii.

Tiny House Warriors

The Tiny House Warriros movement is a group of indigenous activists commited to protecting their homelands; Secwepamc unceded territory from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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