As someone who also works behind the scenes in support of indigenous activism and scholarship, I especially appreciate the efforts of indigenous grassroots media. As a regular reader of Intercontinental Cry, I can attest to the value of having timely and accurate information in attempting to get a top view of conflicts that affect indigenous peoples worldwide.
While indigenous news outlets like Indian Country Today do an excellent job in bringing to light what is happening in their realm, journals like Intercontinental Cry — that incorporate analysis and resources useful to educators and organizers — are likewise essential to implementing the humanitarian agenda enshrined in international instruments like the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While we all have an important role to play in this struggle for human dignity and fulfillment, thought leaders like IC editor John Ahniwanika Schertow are invaluable in making the connections between those who have key ideas or information, and those who will put them to good use.
Keeping these leaders alive and well and engaged is something we should all support.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here