I Love Ancestry is creating conversations that matter
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My name is Adrian Heckstall and I am the founder of I Love Ancestry (ILA), a platform created to highlight the woven stories between people of the African Diaspora and people from Indigenous cultures around the world.

The I Love Ancestry platform, with over 100,000 fans through our new website iloveancestry.com and social media networks combined; is designed to embrace a deep understanding of the struggle that all cultures and subcultures are facing today.

We're producing a web documentary film project called Afro Native Narratives to highlight the Afro Indigenous experience in contemporary America. Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible, the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry.

We're recording narratives in 20 short form videos with a set of different questions for each participant to maximize the variety of stories and some intersecting questions to produce different responses to the same questions.

Afro Native Narratives
Credits: Macha Rose, Michael Santiago and Adrian Heckstall in partnership with I Love Ancestry.

Our goal is to create a world without all of its intersecting oppressions, where people embrace their own and each other’s roots, celebrate diversity, advocate for the survival of indigenous cultures, and live in complete harmony with our planet. We are all related.

We strive to educate the general public, learn about each other, share knowledge of different cultures, instill hope and vision for social change, honor & celebrate the irrevocable connections to our ancestors.

For this we leverage cutting edge technology to facilitate and foster discussions, conversations, dialogues, discourses. We provide bidirectional flow of data and resources which build on a living repository of data and/or world Indigenous history.

Releasing our stories is a powerful experience that can serve as a form of liberation for people who have had similar stories. That is the amazing thing about sharing stories...we soon realize we are not alone.

That's why I invite you to Become a Patron and join The Circle on this journey of discovery as we provide exclusive experiences on Patreon to our subscribers, or "patrons."

Becoming a Patron is a simple way for you to to contribute to the I Love Ancestry platform and our web documentary film project. We pay all our editors and filmmakers, which is impossible without Patrons like you!  Your donations will allow us to maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages more effectively.


Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
We See You
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Know that your contribution is recognized and appreciated
Much Love
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Personal Recognition
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to our Patreon-only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Website and Social Media Maintenance
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Your donation will allow us to maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages more effectively.
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
Pay It Forward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Not only will your donation allow us to maintain our website and social media pages, you will also allow us to support other content creators
  • Help us maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon-only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Pay an Editor
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you’ll support us in paying our editors $40 for every published piece
  • Help us support other content creators
  • Help us maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • We’ll send you a personal email thanking you for your contribution
Pay a Writer
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you’ll support us in paying our writers $40 for every published piece
  • Pay an editor
  • Help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • We’ll send you a personal email thanking you for your contribution
Help Us Grow Stronger Together
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you will support the continued development of our ongoing documentary film project. We have ambitions of hiring more staff by the middle of the year.
  • A typed thank you letter to be delivered at no cost to you
  • Pay an editor and writer, and help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Help Us Dream Higher Together
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
We have a lot of ideas that we want to see come to fruition, we just need the money to do so. At this level, you will allow us the time and resources to think and ideate creatively
  • A handwritten thank you letter to be delivered at no cost to you
  • Pay an editor and writer, and help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Goals
$1 of $500 per month
When I reach $500, it will cover the operating expenses to run the I Love Ancestry platform.


Your donations will allow us to maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages more effectively.

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My name is Adrian Heckstall and I am the founder of I Love Ancestry (ILA), a platform created to highlight the woven stories between people of the African Diaspora and people from Indigenous cultures around the world.

The I Love Ancestry platform, with over 100,000 fans through our new website iloveancestry.com and social media networks combined; is designed to embrace a deep understanding of the struggle that all cultures and subcultures are facing today.

We're producing a web documentary film project called Afro Native Narratives to highlight the Afro Indigenous experience in contemporary America. Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible, the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry.

We're recording narratives in 20 short form videos with a set of different questions for each participant to maximize the variety of stories and some intersecting questions to produce different responses to the same questions.

Afro Native Narratives
Credits: Macha Rose, Michael Santiago and Adrian Heckstall in partnership with I Love Ancestry.

Our goal is to create a world without all of its intersecting oppressions, where people embrace their own and each other’s roots, celebrate diversity, advocate for the survival of indigenous cultures, and live in complete harmony with our planet. We are all related.

We strive to educate the general public, learn about each other, share knowledge of different cultures, instill hope and vision for social change, honor & celebrate the irrevocable connections to our ancestors.

For this we leverage cutting edge technology to facilitate and foster discussions, conversations, dialogues, discourses. We provide bidirectional flow of data and resources which build on a living repository of data and/or world Indigenous history.

Releasing our stories is a powerful experience that can serve as a form of liberation for people who have had similar stories. That is the amazing thing about sharing stories...we soon realize we are not alone.

That's why I invite you to Become a Patron and join The Circle on this journey of discovery as we provide exclusive experiences on Patreon to our subscribers, or "patrons."

Becoming a Patron is a simple way for you to to contribute to the I Love Ancestry platform and our web documentary film project. We pay all our editors and filmmakers, which is impossible without Patrons like you!  Your donations will allow us to maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages more effectively.


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Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
We See You
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Know that your contribution is recognized and appreciated
Much Love
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Personal Recognition
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to our Patreon-only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Website and Social Media Maintenance
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Your donation will allow us to maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages more effectively.
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
Pay It Forward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Not only will your donation allow us to maintain our website and social media pages, you will also allow us to support other content creators
  • Help us maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon-only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Pay an Editor
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you’ll support us in paying our editors $40 for every published piece
  • Help us support other content creators
  • Help us maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • We’ll send you a personal email thanking you for your contribution
Pay a Writer
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you’ll support us in paying our writers $40 for every published piece
  • Pay an editor
  • Help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • We’ll send you a personal email thanking you for your contribution
Help Us Grow Stronger Together
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you will support the continued development of our ongoing documentary film project. We have ambitions of hiring more staff by the middle of the year.
  • A typed thank you letter to be delivered at no cost to you
  • Pay an editor and writer, and help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution
Help Us Dream Higher Together
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
We have a lot of ideas that we want to see come to fruition, we just need the money to do so. At this level, you will allow us the time and resources to think and ideate creatively
  • A handwritten thank you letter to be delivered at no cost to you
  • Pay an editor and writer, and help us support other content creators
  • Maintain our website, boost content for more visibility, and moderate our social media pages
  • Access to our Patreon only monthly newsletter
  • Personal email thanking you for your contribution