An introductory chapter centering Indigenous perspectives and leadership
Indigenous Activism: The Paradox of Colonial Mass Media’s Propaganda and Censorship | Journal of Global Indigeneity
Shannon Rivers, member of the Akimel O’otham people, is an Indigenous Peoples Human Rights activist. Here he speaks on Indigenous movements and the fight for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Author: Shannon Rivers, published 2015.
- Video: "Not Having It" – Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota | Democracy Now!
“Over 100 water protectors were arrested Monday in northern Minnesota in the largest act of civil disobedience to date to halt the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.” [19:00]
- Video: Chief Oren Lyons Speaks about Climate Change | 7GenFund
“Chief Oren Lyons speaks about climate change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007.” This address given over a decade ago still sends a powerful message. ‘Value change for survival… You’re either going to change your values, or you’re not going to survive.’” [09:56]
A Red New Deal | Jacobin
“Nick Estes (Kul Wicasa) is a cofounder of The Red Nation and is currently the American Democracy Fellow at Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center. The Green New Deal can connect every struggle to climate change. A Red Deal can build on those connections, tying Indigenous liberation to the fight to save the planet.” Author: Nick Estes
- Music Video: "Why"
Native / Hip Hop song by Christopher Takes The Gun Parrish, aka Supaman, with Acosia Red Elk. Supaman is a member of Apsaalooke Nation who makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Why is one man rich and another man poor?...” [04:12]
- Music Video: "Godly Warriors"
Native / Hip Hop song by Christopher Takes The Gun Parrish, aka Supaman, feat. PASSIONATE MC. “Today we have life because of water…” [03:41]
- Video: Xiuhtezcatl, Indigenous Climate Activist at the High-level Event on Climate Change | United Nations
“Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl, Indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the opening segment of the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change.” This video was featured in tUrn Spring 2020. June 29, 2015 [09:31]
Rolling Stone speaks “to Martinez about young people fighting climate change, his Aztec heritage and dancing to Kendrick Lamar.” Author: Coco McPherson, published July 13, 2015
- Video: The Fight for Water Security | TEDx
“Chase Iron Eyes outlines the importance of getting involved to secure America's water resources, and the harsh realities of violent, unethical treatment of US Citizens by the government.” Chase Iron Eyes was featured in tUrn Fall 2019. January 23, 2017 [18:17]
Podcast: Indigenous Insights on Healing Land and Sky | Climate One
This podcast addresses stolen land, ecocolonialism, settler-colonial mentality, sustainable self determination, and more. “Climate change isn't just about protecting the natural world; it’s also about protecting our culture and who we are because we've resisted against so many colonial forces for so long.” –Julia Fay Bernal [56:01]
- Video: How Conservation Can Harm Indigenous Communities – The Maasai in Tanzania | Brown Girl Green
“Explore how conservation can actually harm communities by observing a case study happening to the Indigenous Maasai in Tanzania. ‘What is happening on the ground is completely different from what the researchers, and particularly from West, are talking about.’” –Samwel Nangiria [43:06]
“Business as usual is over. Carbon is over. Oil is over.
We better find something else. We better find some equity.”
– Chief Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation