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About Intercontinental Cry

Intercontinental Cry is all about telling stories that matter. That's why we've spent the past 15 years covering indigenous struggles, media blindspots and other stories that we just couldn't ignore. We are the only Indigenous Rights publication in North America and by pledging your support to IC, you are helping us continue our important work!

There's another reason we're on Patreon. If you're like us, you spend an enormous amount of time searching for stories you care about. We want to help you reclaim your day by making a weekly podcast that covers everything you need to know about the Indigenous world. We are calling it The Indigenous Rights Report.

Each week, The Indigenous Rights Report will dive into the indigenous world to tell you about all the major indigenous rights conflicts, challenges and successes from around the world.

To make this research-intensive podcast happen, we need your help to raise $1600 per month ($325 per week).

Here's the cost breakdown per 30-minute episode:

1. Research: $100/week ($400/month)
2. Writing and Editing: $125/week ($400/month)
3. Podcast Production: $100/week ($400/month)

Wanna get a taste of the stories we'll cover in The Report? Just pledge $5 and you can read the weekly report right now! You'll get other great stuff, too, including a digital copy of our book (Everyday Acts of Resurgence), an ad-free version of our website and early access to our new podcast, Resisting the Border. If you pledge $25, you get even more good stuff!

So, go ahead, show a little love and support for IC!


My name is Ahni and I started Intercontinental Cry IC 15 years ago because I believe everyone has a right to tell their story.

I got into this work because I got tired of the way the media handles Indigenous peoples. At first, I just wanted to give Canadians a chance to learn about the Maasai, the Munduruku, the Mapuche, the Maori and every other Indigenous nation that we never hear about; but after a while it became clear that we needed something "more".

IC has grown a lot over the years. We've covered stories for over 650 Indigenous nations around the world---and in the process, we have become something truly unique: an international, decolonized news publication led by Indigenous Peoples.

What we're doing is important; but now that I am a father I feel like it's even more pressing. I want my baby daughter to live in a world where she isn't shamed for being Mohawk and I want her to know that all indigenous culture is something worth fighting for. I am working towards that through IC.

Over the years, I've met many amazing people who feel the same way. With their help--and yours--we can defend every indigenous nation in the world, one story at a time.

Who we are

Ahni Schertow is a member of the Mohawk Nation. He is a painter, pipe carver, web designer, musician and IC's founding editor.

Dr. Rudolph C. Rÿser is a member of the Cowlitz Indian tribe and the Chair of the Center for World Indigenous Studies.

Nikki Sanchez is a Pipil/Maya and Irish/Scottish academic, Indigenous media maker and environmental educator. She was formerly a lead researcher at VICE Media.

Jeff Corntassel is a member of the Cherokee Nation. He is an author and professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Victoria.

Tracy Barnett is an award-winning newspaper and magazine writer, book author and a former assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Manuela Lavinas Picq is a Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in Political Science at Amherst College.

Kimlee Wong is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation. She is a public educator and former journalist for APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).

Brenda Jo (BJ) McManama is a member of the Seneca Nation. She is a writer, editor, web designer, and campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Why we are on Patreon
Our independence is a big priority for us, because so many Indigenous Peoples depend on our expertise, our culturally-responsible approach to storytelling and our social media reach. Traditional funding from governments and corporations would threaten that. Also, it helps us sleep better at night knowing that the people reading our stories are the same ones helping us write them. Join us!

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