Embattled retail giant Target has funded a nonprofit that calls for shutting down Mount Rushmore because the landmark is a “symbol of white supremacy,” demilitarizing the “violent” US military and imposing sanctions on Israel, according to a report
The company — which has lost $12 billion in market cap in the past two weeks over its for adults and children — has donated money to NDN Collective, according to 2021 tax documents obtained by Fox News.
It’s unclear how much money the “cheap chic” retailer has shelled out to the organization, which bills itself as an Indigenous-led organization “dedicated to building the collective power of Indigenous Peoples,” according to the group’s Twitter page.
However, a statement on NDN Collective’s website said the group was awarded $50 million in 2021 to support Indigenous communities.
The group has called the “very existence” of Mount Rushmore “a symbol of white supremacy” since the national memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota — with the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the mountainside — is set on “stolen Lakota land.”
“NDN Collective for the closure of the national monument indefinitely,” said a press release, which was posted in July 2020 before then-President Donald Trump visited Mt. Rushmore in celebration of Independence Day.
The organization also condemns militarization “as a pathway for exploitation and destruction of Indigenous communities within the so-called United States,” according to its website.
NDN Collective has also launched a campaign called “LANDBACK” which demands America give up its public land.
LANDBACK has also pushed anti-Israel campaigns using the terror slogan, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
“We must demand that our government stop providing military aid and funding to so-called Israel. We must continue to speak our support aloud in public and support the civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions,” according to another press release.
The chant has long been used by “anti-Israel terrorist organizations such as Hamas and the PFLP, which seek Israel’s destruction through violent means,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.
Representatives for NDN Collective and Target didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Target “accelerated” its Diversity Equity and Inclusion funding in response to Black Lives Matter activism under the leadership of its diversity chief, Kiera Fernandez, according to Fox News.
Fernandez has demanded that “white women” get to work to combat the proclaimed systemic racism in America.
In an interview with Essence Magazine, Fernandez drew attention by saying that “one of the hardest things in the world to be every day is black.”
She later demanded that “white women” call out “transgressions” in a 2021 panel from Twin Cities Business Talks: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
“I think the number one thing that I would encourage white women to do is take the [DEI] learnings … and use your voice … so the woman of color in the room doesn’t always have to,” she said.
Fernandez then called out a white woman on the panel, and said: “Alison, there are places that you and I will go where your voice will be heard differently than mine.”
The revelation that Target funds NDN Collective comes as over its Pride-themed clothing for adults and children.
Shares of the Minneapolis-based chain sank 2.45% at $129.96 on Monday, giving the company a market capitalization of $60 billion — a steep drop from the $72.14 billion value that Target enjoyed just one month ago.
The ongoing losses were triggered by the release of Pride-themed children’s items, such as onesies for infants that say “Bien Proud!” and “Just be you and feel the love,” as well as children’s books, including one titled “‘Twas the Night Before Pride.”
Conservative customers were also outraged over “tuck-friendly” women’s swimsuits that allow trans women who have not had gender-affirming operations to conceal their genitalia.