Connections

The more we connect the stronger we become

Connections for Indigenous Nations Rising is a section of our website created with the intention and purpose of giving all Indigenous people of the Americas a database of resources and connections. The goal of healing our people, finding our strength and rediscovering our identity in a colonized world, and unifying our efforts to offer our wisdom as medicine for a sick world is not an easy task.

The concept of decolonizing is central to the vision of Indigenous Natons Rising: the idea that we need not just better equip ourselves to more effectively meet our needs, express ourselves, and fight for important issues. We need to come together and figure out what it means to decolonize or return to “the old ways.” How can we bring everything that was lost; a life, worldview, and way of living that our ancestors built over countless generations into the modern era, in order to save ourselves from colonial constructs? Our languages? Survival skills? Teaching of tradition?

That is what the work of all the organizations and individuals represent at the core and in their entirety; collectively they are partners we’re highlighting and helping to connect with each other all while helping to return our people to the ancient ways in a multitude of ways. This is why the list does not include the usual artists, activists and service organizations that while absolutely crucial and sacred, are focused more on empowering and enriching our communities today, rather than focusing on returning us to a state closer to what we were before contact with settlers. This is an objective guideline to help better understand if your work or organization may be what we’re looking to highlight in our primary database.

Guidelines for INR Partners

1) Represents an organized body or an active equipped individual intent and/or actively carrying out work, volunteer service or services focused almost primarily on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

2) Said organization or work efforts are almost entirely focused on helping individuals and communities reconnect, relearn and return to traditional knowledge with the purpose of decolonizing our whole communities and shedding the constraints and conflicting mindsets of colonial thinking.

3) While the organization or individual’s effort is under no contracted obligation to coordinate, collaborate or work with Indigenous Nations Rising, people and places that we highlight are ones we believe share and agree upon the website’s vision we have for Indigenous Peoples across Turtle and Heart Islands. As Natives, we want to be united in our vision by accomplishing it in our own communities, in our own way, and by focusing on the part of our societies we feel called to rebuild, reform, or help.

4) While artists and activists are easily the hardest grey area to navigate in how to include them in our database, we are not without great appreciation and admiration for the work they diligently put into and for our communities. Many indigenous artists create their work with the intention of inspiring or exposing Natives to it in a way that will move them to reconnect with their culture; while activists do the tireless endless work of protecting our communities and elevating us to a place of equity, justice and fairness in the larger society.

However, at this time, if you consider yourself or your organization centered around artistic or activist work, we would prefer that there is heavy central emphasis or end goal in mind, intent on helping reform our people spiritually and structurally to someday embody and emulate how our ancestors lived, worked together and believed. Many amazing activist organizations and artists today use the effective yet non-traditional mediums and intuitions to accomplish work that is intent on fitting into the world as it is today. We would love to highlight work that is single-mindedly intent on deconstructing the worldview and institutions of that world and enlighten it to an alternative way of thinking, living and working together; one based in indigenous tradition and practice. If this is the primary first-second-and-last goal of your work, we would love to have you!

5) Lastly, you and/or your organization must be okay with being listed and highlighted on our website with the intention of being connected with other like-minded passionate and skilled individuals who want to do the work you’re doing. This database is being created with the purpose of not just providing information but creating motivation and incentive to decolonize their communities by showing them how they could connect, network, and collaborate with others that are doing what they themselves might find important. We do not want people to just read about the vision of Indigenous Nations Rising, we want to incentivize them into action, realizing what they could accomplish for their people for generations to come.

Each organized body of work will be sorted by what type of work it focuses on, for example: reteaching the language; building and establishing free and dignified villages for families and elders; reforming tribal governments into more traditional anti-corruption structures; relinquishing tribal dependence on non-renewable energies; reforming gang-affiliated youth with traditional teachings; teaching hunt and survival skills; spiritual development for troubled youth, teens, couples and broken families; eliminating the causes and issues of alcoholism in our communities with traditional approaches; etc.

Copyright © 2020 Indigenous Nations Rising.
All rights reserved.
Web Design by SingingEagle.

Connections

The more we connect the stronger we become

Connections for Indigenous Nations Rising is a section of our website created with the intention and purpose of giving all Indigenous people of the Americas a database of resources and connections. The goal of healing our people, finding our strength and rediscovering our identity in a colonized world, and unifying our efforts to offer our wisdom as medicine for a sick world is not an easy task.

The concept of decolonizing is central to the vision of Indigenous Natons Rising: the idea that we need not just better equip ourselves to more effectively meet our needs, express ourselves, and fight for important issues. We need to come together and figure out what it means to decolonize or return to “the old ways.” How can we bring everything that was lost; a life, worldview, and way of living that our ancestors built over countless generations into the modern era, in order to save ourselves from colonial constructs? Our languages? Survival skills? Teaching of tradition?

That is what the work of all the organizations and individuals represent at the core and in their entirety; collectively they are partners we’re highlighting and helping to connect with each other all while helping to return our people to the ancient ways in a multitude of ways. This is why the list does not include the usual artists, activists and service organizations that while absolutely crucial and sacred, are focused more on empowering and enriching our communities today, rather than focusing on returning us to a state closer to what we were before contact with settlers. This is an objective guideline to help better understand if your work or organization may be what we’re looking to highlight in our primary database.

Guidelines for INR Partners

1) Represents an organized body or an active equipped individual intent and/or actively carrying out work, volunteer service or services focused almost primarily on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

2) Said organization or work efforts are almost entirely focused on helping individuals and communities reconnect, relearn and return to traditional knowledge with the purpose of decolonizing our whole communities and shedding the constraints and conflicting mindsets of colonial thinking.

3) While the organization or individual’s effort is under no contracted obligation to coordinate, collaborate or work with Indigenous Nations Rising, people and places that we highlight are ones we believe share and agree upon the website’s vision we have for Indigenous Peoples across Turtle and Heart Islands. As Natives, we want to be united in our vision by accomplishing it in our own communities, in our own way, and by focusing on the part of our societies we feel called to rebuild, reform, or help.

4) While artists and activists are easily the hardest grey area to navigate in how to include them in our database, we are not without great appreciation and admiration for the work they diligently put into and for our communities. Many indigenous artists create their work with the intention of inspiring or exposing Natives to it in a way that will move them to reconnect with their culture; while activists do the tireless endless work of protecting our communities and elevating us to a place of equity, justice and fairness in the larger society.

However, at this time, if you consider yourself or your organization centered around artistic or activist work, we would prefer that there is heavy central emphasis or end goal in mind, intent on helping reform our people spiritually and structurally to someday embody and emulate how our ancestors lived, worked together and believed. Many amazing activist organizations and artists today use the effective yet non-traditional mediums and intuitions to accomplish work that is intent on fitting into the world as it is today. We would love to highlight work that is single-mindedly intent on deconstructing the worldview and institutions of that world and enlighten it to an alternative way of thinking, living and working together; one based in indigenous tradition and practice. If this is the primary first-second-and-last goal of your work, we would love to have you!

5) Lastly, you and/or your organization must be okay with being listed and highlighted on our website with the intention of being connected with other like-minded passionate and skilled individuals who want to do the work you’re doing. This database is being created with the purpose of not just providing information but creating motivation and incentive to decolonize their communities by showing them how they could connect, network, and collaborate with others that are doing what they themselves might find important. We do not want people to just read about the vision of Indigenous Nations Rising, we want to incentivize them into action, realizing what they could accomplish for their people for generations to come.

Each organized body of work will be sorted by what type of work it focuses on, for example: reteaching the language; building and establishing free and dignified villages for families and elders; reforming tribal governments into more traditional anti-corruption structures; relinquishing tribal dependence on non-renewable energies; reforming gang-affiliated youth with traditional teachings; teaching hunt and survival skills; spiritual development for troubled youth, teens, couples and broken families; eliminating the causes and issues of alcoholism in our communities with traditional approaches; etc.

 

Copyright © 2020 Indigenous Nations Rising. All rights reserved.
Web Design by SingingEagle.

Connections

The more we connect the stronger we become

Connections for Indigenous Nations Rising is a section of our website created with the intention and purpose of giving all Indigenous people of the Americas a database of resources and connections. The goal of healing our people, finding our strength and rediscovering our identity in a colonized world, and unifying our efforts to offer our wisdom as medicine for a sick world is not an easy task.

The concept of decolonizing is central to the vision of Indigenous Natons Rising: the idea that we need not just better equip ourselves to more effectively meet our needs, express ourselves, and fight for important issues. We need to come together and figure out what it means to decolonize or return to “the old ways.” How can we bring everything that was lost; a life, worldview, and way of living that our ancestors built over countless generations into the modern era, in order to save ourselves from colonial constructs? Our languages? Survival skills? Teaching of tradition?

That is what the work of all the organizations and individuals represent at the core and in their entirety; collectively they are partners we’re highlighting and helping to connect with each other all while helping to return our people to the ancient ways in a multitude of ways. This is why the list does not include the usual artists, activists and service organizations that while absolutely crucial and sacred, are focused more on empowering and enriching our communities today, rather than focusing on returning us to a state closer to what we were before contact with settlers. This is an objective guideline to help better understand if your work or organization may be what we’re looking to highlight in our primary database.

Guidelines for INR Partners

1) Represents an organized body or an active equipped individual intent and/or actively carrying out work, volunteer service or services focused almost primarily on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

2) Said organization or work efforts are almost entirely focused on helping individuals and communities reconnect, relearn and return to traditional knowledge with the purpose of decolonizing our whole communities and shedding the constraints and conflicting mindsets of colonial thinking.

3) While the organization or individual’s effort is under no contracted obligation to coordinate, collaborate or work with Indigenous Nations Rising, people and places that we highlight are ones we believe share and agree upon the website’s vision we have for Indigenous Peoples across Turtle and Heart Islands. As Natives, we want to be united in our vision by accomplishing it in our own communities, in our own way, and by focusing on the part of our societies we feel called to rebuild, reform, or help.

4) While artists and activists are easily the hardest grey area to navigate in how to include them in our database, we are not without great appreciation and admiration for the work they diligently put into and for our communities. Many indigenous artists create their work with the intention of inspiring or exposing Natives to it in a way that will move them to reconnect with their culture; while activists do the tireless endless work of protecting our communities and elevating us to a place of equity, justice and fairness in the larger society.

However, at this time, if you consider yourself or your organization centered around artistic or activist work, we would prefer that there is heavy central emphasis or end goal in mind, intent on helping reform our people spiritually and structurally to someday embody and emulate how our ancestors lived, worked together and believed. Many amazing activist organizations and artists today use the effective yet non-traditional mediums and intuitions to accomplish work that is intent on fitting into the world as it is today. We would love to highlight work that is single-mindedly intent on deconstructing the worldview and institutions of that world and enlighten it to an alternative way of thinking, living and working together; one based in indigenous tradition and practice. If this is the primary first-second-and-last goal of your work, we would love to have you!

5) Lastly, you and/or your organization must be okay with being listed and highlighted on our website with the intention of being connected with other like-minded passionate and skilled individuals who want to do the work you’re doing. This database is being created with the purpose of not just providing information but creating motivation and incentive to decolonize their communities by showing them how they could connect, network, and collaborate with others that are doing what they themselves might find important. We do not want people to just read about the vision of Indigenous Nations Rising, we want to incentivize them into action, realizing what they could accomplish for their people for generations to come.

Each organized body of work will be sorted by what type of work it focuses on, for example: reteaching the language; building and establishing free and dignified villages for families and elders; reforming tribal governments into more traditional anti-corruption structures; relinquishing tribal dependence on non-renewable energies; reforming gang-affiliated youth with traditional teachings; teaching hunt and survival skills; spiritual development for troubled youth, teens, couples and broken families; eliminating the causes and issues of alcoholism in our communities with traditional approaches; etc.


 

Copyright © 2020 Indigenous Nations Rising. All rights reserved.
Web Design by SingingEagle.