We purposefully use the terms Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice. We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context.
We use this term to showcase the wide diversity of our community: 2-S (Two Spirit), L (Lesbian), G (Gay), B (Bisexual), T (Transgender), Q (Queer), I (Intersex), A (Asexual). We recognize there are many identities and welcome them all.
Allyship is an active and consistent practice of using power and privilege to achieve equity and inclusion while holding oneself accountable to the needs of the people who are oppressed.
Accomplices are willing to take the necessary steps to ensure that their workplace is safe from physical, verbal, and mental abuse (i.e. microaggressions). To be an accomplice, one must be willing to do more than listen; they must be willing to stand with those who are being attacked, excluded or otherwise mistreated, even if that means suffering personal or professional backlash. Being an accomplice means being willing to act with and for oppressed peoples and accepting the potential fallout from doing so.