Indigenous Peoples Media Project
|Media, art and resistance produced by indigenous peoples across pachamama (mother earth)|
Every year there are hundreds to thousands of suicides that happen across the United States. Some happen on Indian lands that people know as “reservations.” They often go left unreported for traditional reasons. Native Americans struggle daily just for being Native in a white America.
Image Caption: The writer's cousin
It was a low, silent whisper
The Cries of Mama Earth were those of a woman who believed no-one would find her
if you listened very carefully you could hear a low destroyed cry rise up with every drop of grayish-white blood that seeped from her skin
Mama Earth was screaming
It was the scream at the end of a rape
when we barely have enough energy to breathe... excerpt of MountainRape by tiny
“Some of our communities can’t even drink their own water because it’s so poisonous” said Klee Benally, a Dine revolutionary who works all over America but lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Klee has done work to protect the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff from becoming a ski resort. But, the government went along with it anyways.
“Paha Sapa, The heart of everything that is” at least that is what my people, the Lakota Sioux Nation, say about our homeland. The dark black rolling hills filled with the smell of pure oxygen thanks to the pine trees, sticky with sweet smelling sap made by my peoples as a syrup source, small clear creeks filled with minnows.
Youth Skolaz from Deecolonize Academy's Revolutionary Youth Media Education(RYME) Project focus on Climate Destruction and Climate Resistance of their mama earth.
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