Marty Two Bulls Jr. MFA ’24 was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous leaders to receive a 2023–24 NDN Changemaker Fellowship. The fellowship comes with a flexible cash prize of $75,000 to invest in a project of the fellow’s choosing. “Each fellow was uplifted and selected by grassroots members of their region in a process which involved over 300 applicants from 21 different regions across the colonial nation-states of Canada, Mexico, and the US, including its surrounding Island nations,” said the NDN Collective.
“I’m extremely humbled to have received the NDN Collective Changemaker Fellowship,” Two Bulls said. “The fellowship will support my work as an artist and educator in my rural tribal community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in western South Dakota. It means a great deal to me to receive such tremendous support and acknowledgment from an Indigenous-run organization like NDN Collective; I feel like I’m on the right path in the work that I am doing.”