Transboundary Mining and the Return of the Tongass Shaman by Frank Hopper

When Junak, the Tongass shaman, returned to Duke Island in 2005, she flew over territory her people had lived in for thousands of years. The land below near the mouth of the Unuk River in southeast Alaska, which is thought to be named after her, was still just as beautiful and pristine as when she was taken away over 100 years before. Continue reading

Sacred Stone Camp Hosts Mni Wiconi Water is Life Youth Festival

Ft. Yates Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – From July 6th – 7th, the Sacred Stone Camp hosted the Mni Wiconi Water is Life Youth Festival at Sitting Bull College. The festival featured music, arts, films and workshops. 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