Native American Tribes were among the original founding member groups of PLAN in 1994, and we are proud of our long record of collaboration. Our efforts have ranged from working to stop a large mine from opening next to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in the early 2000’s, to an Indigenous water protection campaign in 2019. PLAN has prioritized working with Tribes on voter registration and civic engagement, environmental justice, mining and water protection issues.
PLAN’s Native American program has served as the local hub for solidarity actions with Indigenous movements nationally and internationally, such as bringing to light the fight of Indigenous people in Guatemala fighting a Reno-based mining company. With PLAN’s leadership, Indigenous women leaders have led the Reno Women’s March for three years.
Additionally, we have sponsored key public events on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, linking this issue with the urgent need to end a patriarchal, extractive and white supremacist culture that subjects women and all marginalized communities to violence.