There are over 5000 Indigenous nations in the world. We tell their stories.
Intercontinental Cry (IC) is a growing network of volunteer journalists, editors, professors and students from around the world. For the past 14 years, we have been working to bring you to front lines of climate change, and introduce you to the cultures, the histories and the challenges that face the world's Indigenous Peoples.
Since we started out on this journey, we have published stories for more than 650 Indigenous Nations. Our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws, it has helped catalyzed movements, it has exposed hundreds of human right abuses; and most importantly, it has given Indigenous Peoples a secure and independent platform driven by people who respect indigenous rights as much as they demand journalism excellence.
Why we are on PatreonAround the world today, there are hundreds of struggles like the Standing Rock Sioux's fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. These indigenous defenders depend on IC to carry out interviews, coordinate with local journalists, conduct fact finding missions, collect evidence, put a spotlight on environmental threats--and above all, make sure their experiences are fairly and accurately represented.
With the threat of climate change bearing down on us, this kind of fearless journalism has never been more important; but we can no longer afford to cover the cost of running a nonprofit newsroom. We also urgently need to hire more staff so that IC can continue to meet the growing needs of the world’s indigenous peoples.
After two years of research and experimentation we have identified a clear path to achieve that goal and ensure IC's sustainability. We need your help to get there!
What we will do with your moneyHIRE ESSENTIAL STAFF: We need to extend IC’s capacity with the addition of a ful time Development Officer, and a part-time Associate Editor, Spanish Editor, Investigations Editor, and Video Editor (to produce viral videos for you--our Patrons).
CREATE A JOURNALISM PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Establish a new program to build strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations, universities, newsrooms and indigenous governments to ensure that indigenous voices are fully understood and fairly represented in the media and other influential spheres.
INCREASE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: We will expand our network of journalists, increase our reporting and fairly compensate contributors who head out into the field.
Once we have reached these three goals, we can extend our mission with:
THE KÁ:NEN SCHOOL OF INDIGENOUS JOURNALISM: Bilingual journalism courses on digital security, ethics, research methodology and a unique range of other subjects while offering aspiring journalists the skills necessary to produce effective journalism in their own communities. Instructors include Knight Foundation fellow Jorge Luis Sierra, UVic Professor Jeff Corntassel, and Maya Journalist Pedro Canche.
“THE SWEETGRASS PROTOCOLS”: A framework for culturally responsible journalism to help journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and bloggers produce ethically-responsible content that respects the needs, cultures and rights of Indigenous Peoples.
INDIGENOUS YOUTH CULTURE EXCHANGE: An online media platform to let indigenous youth share stories about their cultures and languages.
HELP KEEP JOURNALISTS AND DEFENDERS SAFE: A collaborative journalism project to support and profile indigenous journalists and defenders at risk.
INDIGENOUS RADIO: Produce a weeks podcast in order to provide community radio stations across Canada and the United States with a level of in-depth reporting that is uniquely IC!