Indigenous Action
Indigenous Action
Ep. 12: Abolishing the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Content warning: Sexual violence.

The Non-profit Industrial Complex (NPIC) is a system of relationships designed by colonial and capitalist forces to manage and neutralize effective radical organizing. In this show we address how the Indigenous NPIC and capitalists are barriers to building collective power towards liberation.


Morning Star Gali is a member of the Ajumawi band of Pit River Tribe. She is the project director for Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples ( She has worked as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pit River Tribe. She continues to lead large-scale actions while helping organize Native cultural, spiritual, scholarly, and political gatherings throughout so-called California. Morning Star is deeply committed to advocating for indigenous sovereignty issues such as missing & murdered indigenous women, climate justice, gender justice and sacred sites protection on behalf of the tribal and intertribal communities that she was raised within.

Jenn Bearcat (she/her): Newe-Numa (Tosa Wihi) from Doka Badee, so-called Northern Nevada currently residing in Albuquerque, NM. She’s a 3rd generation land defender with a healthy respect for a diversity of tactics and a healthy distrust of the state. She contributes to a network of organizers and frontline defenders confronting issues surrounding colonization.

Kin Balam, host and regular contributor of Indigenous Action.


Klee Benally (Diné), Indigenous Anarchist agitator. Writer, musician, filmmaker, artist and all around trouble maker.

Show links:
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
Decolonization is not a metaphor
Anti-History : An Indigenous Anti-Capitalist Analysis
Nonprofit Industrial Complex 101: a primer on how it upholds inequity and flattens resistance
What’s the Nonprofit Industrial Complex and why should I care?

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Indigenous Action is an autonomous anti-colonial broadcast with unapologetic and claws-out analysis towards total liberation. We feature radical frontline Indigenous voices and dig deep into critical issues impacting our communities. So take your seat by this fire and may the bridges we burn together, light our way.

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