09 Jul 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Run To The Hills’ By Tanya Tagaq and Damian Abraham

White man came across the sea He brought us pain and misery He killed our tribes, killed our creed He took our game for his own need Those are the opening lyrics to Iron Maiden’s 1982 heavy metal classic, “Run To The Hills.” The tune, which deals with the European

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Myron Dewey, founder of Digital Smoke Signals (Screen shot from "Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock")
06 Jul 2017

Indigenous Journalist Faces Trial For Flying Drone To Document DAPL Construction

Indigenous journalist Myron Dewey, known for his drone footage documenting DAPL resistance, will go on trial next week in North Dakota.

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25 Apr 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘My Land’ By Litefoot

This week’s featured protest song comes from pioneer of Native American rap Litefoot, who has never shied away from creating music that speaks to indigenous life.

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27 Nov 2016

‘United Against The Black Snake’: Water Protectors Respond To Army Corps’ Eviction Notice

A coalition of grassroots groups at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock indicated it would reject an Army Corps of Engineers eviction notice, “stand united in defiance of the black snake,” and continue to protect water in their ongoing struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline. On November 25, district

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30 Aug 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘R.E.D.’ By A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red is an indigenous Canadian DJ collective. The group describes their music as a “modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.” They seek to promote “inclusivity, empathy, and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of

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08 Dec 2015

Massive Dam to Begin Operations Despite Outcry From Brazil’s Indigenous Communities

An operating license for the Belo Monte Dam has been approved despite evidence the project may harm the lives and health of indigenous communities.

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23 Nov 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘I Pity the Country’ by Willie Dunn

While many Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, there are countless Native Americans who will be marking the holiday with a “National Day of Mourning” to remember the genocide of millions of Native people. Coinciding with the holiday, America still finds itself experiencing an ignorant and grotesque form of

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