Intercontinental Cry (IC) is an independent, volunteer-run magazine that offers intelligent news and analysis in support of the Indigenous Peoples movement.
Indigenous Peoples don't get nearly as much news coverage as one would think. By our own estimate there are at least 509 Indigenous Nations currently engaged in any number of social, political, legal ,economic, environmental, physical and cultural struggles with local, municipal and federal governments as well as corporations, private interest groups, police and military forces, paramilitary organizations and international institutions like the World Bank.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of the world's media only covers a small fraction of these struggles. What little coverage there is, often downplays or ignores the needs, rights, opinions and perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples concerned. In the case of mainstream media, priority coverage is mainly given to governments and corporations. In the case of alternative media, priority is given to non-governmental organizations.IC picks up where the rest of the media disappears completely.
Since the magazine first went online in the summer of 2004, IC has published more than two thousand articles, dozens of monthly briefings and hundreds of editorials and op-eds in support and defense of Indigenous Peoples and Nations around the world
In addition to this coverage, IC is the only online publication to examine the dynamics of the indigenous peoples movement and the concepts critical to its success.We also make awesome print magazines and produce documentary films.
A response to the widespread under-representation of Indigenous Peoples in the media, Intercontinental Cry was founded in 2004 by John Ahniwanika Schertow.
For the first three years, IC served as little more than a news aggregator; however, that all changed in June 2007. During a series of discussions with journalists and editors from Canada, the United States and Bangladesh, John was challenged to start providing the world with "original content".
Over the next few years, John would write as many as four articles a day, standing front and center as a scattered global patchwork of fifty Indigenous Nations turned into five hundred.
With such an immense amount of growth in the global movement it became impossible for one single person to keep up with everything. And so, in the summer of 2011, IC started taking on more volunteer writers to work with him.
As 2012 rolled in, John took things even further by offering for the first time on IC, an annual print magazine titled "People Land Truth". A second annual magazine soon followed, "Indigenous Struggles: Dispatches From the Fourth World".
With the relative success of both magazines, in 2013, IC offered an additional booklet in collaboration with Public Good Project and Wrong Kind of Green, titled "Communications in Conflict" A second collaboration is now in the works...
In 2013, we also produced two exclusive documentary films