#DefundDAPL Has Divested $40 Million from Dakota Access Pipeline

On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at the Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display a large banner urging US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. They held space in this prime real estate for the duration of the game, with some livestream videos reaching over one million views. Continue reading

Frank Waln Releases “7” featuring Tanaya Winder

You forced our cultures underground, underground/But you ain’t stopping no one now, no one now/We’re stronger and we know it now, know it now

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Frank Waln released the infectious and epic song “7” featuring Tanaya Winder. “7” hits hard and doesn’t relent. In the time of the Seventh Generation with Indigenous movements spread across Turtle Island from Idle No More to the Sacred Stone Camp, to the efforts to abolish Columbus Day, “7” serves as its anthem. Continue reading

MC Rhetorik brings Abstract Thoughts

Hip Hop artist MC Rhetorik, from the Pueblo of Kewa which sits in central part of present day New Mexico, uses music as a tool to reach hearts and souls to raise awareness and help secure social and environmental justice across Turtle Island. Continue reading

New initiative launched to save Squamish language

VANCOUVER — Seven years ago, the Squamish language was on the brink of extinction. There were fewer than 10 fluent speakers and those who could speak were dying each year.  Today, a not-for-profit organization from the Squamish Nation community is partnering with Simon Fraser University together to launch a two-year full-time adult immersion program for the Squamish Language. Continue reading