José Francisco Martínez and Robert Myers, education scholars from the NGO Hacia una Cultura Democrática, A.C. (ACUDE) in Mexico, have published a new article. Their piece, "Defining and Improving Quality of Indigenous...KEEP READING
Rise: Modern Indigenous Life On Screen
Rise, a new documentary series produced by VICE Canada and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), aims to change the conversation around native communities. “We are always a second thought. We are always the afterthought. That’s why Rise is so important,” says series host Sarain Carson-Fox.
Rise portrays modern indigenous life across North and South America, from activism to MMA fighting to hip-hop. It showcases the diversity of the hemisphere’s indigenous peoples while also recounting a shared history of oppression and resilience. The series also offers a glimpse into the front lines of indigenous-led resistance, from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline to the San Carlos Apache tribe's fight to protect Oak Flat.
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