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

I started this work because I got tired of the way the media handles Indigenous peoples. The list of problems was endless; suffice to say, it got to the point where I had to do something. 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 just never hear about; but after a few months it became clear that I had to do "more" because there so many people risking their lives to defend nature and the media was nowhere to be seen.

IC has grown a lot over the years. We've now 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.

Our work speaks for itself, but now that I am a father I feel like it's even more important. I want to 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'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

John 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.
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A little help goes a long way. You get access to everything we post on Patreon.

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We'll also give you

  • Access to an ad-free version of our website
  • First access to any multimedia we produce, including podcast episodes
Sustainer
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For helping us sustain our work, you'll also get

  • A free download of "Everyday Acts of Resurgence" magazine
  • A free one-year subscription to the Fourth World Journal
Changemaker
$25 or more per month

Now you're carrying some serious weight. For that, you will also:

  • Become an “IC Insider” which means you’ll get exclusive photos and videos from the field (as they become available) and we'll keep you updated on everything that happens behind-the-scenes at IC.
  • Get a free print of "Everyday Acts of Resurgence"
  • After three months, you'll also get a free shirt!
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Lets us support our only full-time staff member, IC founding editor John Ahni Schertow
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My name is John Ahni Schertow and I started IC 15 years ago because I believe everyone has a right to tell their story.

I started this work because I got tired of the way the media handles Indigenous peoples. The list of problems was endless; suffice to say, it got to the point where I had to do something. 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 just never hear about; but after a few months it became clear that I had to do "more" because there so many people risking their lives to defend nature and the media was nowhere to be seen.

IC has grown a lot over the years. We've now 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.

Our work speaks for itself, but now that I am a father I feel like it's even more important. I want to 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'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

John 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.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month

A little help goes a long way. You get access to everything we post on Patreon.

Ally
$5 or more per month

We'll also give you

  • Access to an ad-free version of our website
  • First access to any multimedia we produce, including podcast episodes
Sustainer
$10 or more per month

For helping us sustain our work, you'll also get

  • A free download of "Everyday Acts of Resurgence" magazine
  • A free one-year subscription to the Fourth World Journal
Changemaker
$25 or more per month

Now you're carrying some serious weight. For that, you will also:

  • Become an “IC Insider” which means you’ll get exclusive photos and videos from the field (as they become available) and we'll keep you updated on everything that happens behind-the-scenes at IC.
  • Get a free print of "Everyday Acts of Resurgence"
  • After three months, you'll also get a free shirt!