Indigenous Peoples Media Project

If it weren't for Tribal Sovereignty... how self-determination protects Indigenous women

If it weren’t for tribal sovereignty, I most likely would be dead. Literally. I lived on a reservation, and was attacked by a former partner of mines. I was attacked several times during the course of our rollercoaster relationship. I even suffered physical injures that still affect me today.

Healing Greens - the Pachamama (Poor Peoples-led) Garden @ Homefulness is Born

When landless, indigenous, concrete jungle survivor, trauma-filled, broken yet angry and active, Po' peoples of color revolutionaries grow a garden, it takes a special recipe.....

-Begin wit some healing greens-

-fourteen cups of tears from loss and pain and sorrow and borders and eviction and profiling and incarceration,

-some fresh cilantro,

-four quarts of youth warrior love, some carrots,

From Colonization to Assimilation

I remember the days when my mother would tuck me in at night with a sad look on her face, almost to a point of crying. I never did ask what was wrong because I had an idea, but knew that if I went further I felt I would’ve broken her. To this day I still don’t know what makes her sad. I only know one truth to her that I fear on the daily, the idea of losing her child.

Fire hits Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado

To me I've always say, "Fire has a spirit about it." This fire was caused by a light strike the night before. The sky was filled with cloud but only a small amount of rain feel upon Mother Earth. Into the storm you could hear the thunder making noise and hearing it striking so close.

Waking up the next morning. Looking around I didn't see anything until late afternoon. It was then did I see a whiff of smoking on the mountain. Then the winds came bring the fire to life.

Klee Benally Sentenced To 'Community Service', Affirms Commitment to Defending Sacred Peaks

FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- Klee Benally, Dine' (Navajo), was ordered by Coconino Justice Court Judge Howard Grodman to perform community service as consequence to his prayerful act of resistance to desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks.

Personal Response Letter to Selling of Ceremonies

This letter is what I emailed to "School of Natural Wonder: Vision Quests - Wilderness Rites of Passage". I encourage everyone who thinks that selling our ceremonies is ok to go to their site and leave them a message. (

To: "School of Natural Wonder: Vision Quests - Wilderness Rites of Passage".


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