All about IC Magazine

IC Magazine

by November 21, 2006
IC Magazine
Independent. Uncompromising. Indigenous.
Photo: Moreira Mariz/Agencia Senado
Intercontinental Cry (IC) is a non-profit newsroom that produces public-interest journalism centered on Indigenous rights and the environment. A project of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (a US-based 501(C)(3) founded in 1979), IC is led by journalists and academics of Indigenous descent.

With a team of more than 50 volunteer journalists who recognize the significant role that Indigenous Peoples play in combating climate change, protecting biodiversity, and defending our fundamental rights and freedoms, IC Magazine produces tactical and investigative journalism with moral force.

Over the past 13 years, we have covered stories for more than 630 Indigenous nations. In the process, our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws, it has helped catalyze movements like #IdleNoMore, and it has exposed the harmful practices of numerous governments, corporations and private interest groups around the world.

As a nonprofit newsroom, IC's work is fueled almost entirely through donations. This allows us to remain editorial independent while ensuring that we can continue to cover the significant costs that come with investigating what other newsrooms ignore.

But we don't just cover stories at IC. We monitor world events for opportunities to catalyze environmental justice movements; we call attention to frontline defenders and journalists who are under threat; we educate the public by exploring indigenous histories, cultures, worldviews and ideas; and most importantly, we provide Indigenous Peoples with a space to tell their own stories without intermediaries.

With emerging projects like the Ka:nen School of Indigenous Journalism (KSIJ)--the world's first online indigenous journalism school--we are striving to train a new generation ethically-motivated, and security-conscious journalists while attempting to increase media diversity with the Indigenous Rights Journalism Partnership (IRJP) and provide indigenous youth with the opportunity to share their own stories through The Indigenous Youth Culture Exchange.

Who We Are
Photo: CGIAR Climate / flickr

John Ahni Schertow
Editor in Chief

A member of the Mohawk Nation, John Schertow is the founder of IC Magazine and the Treasurer at the Center for World Indigenous Studies.


Rudolph Ryser
Administrative Manager

Dr. Rudolph C. RΓΏser is a member of the Cowlitz Indian tribe and the Chair of the Center for World Indigenous Studies.


Geraldine King
Managing Editor

Geraldine King is a graduate student in Indigenous Governance and active member of the Anishinaabek Nation.


Jeff Corntassel

A member of the Cherokee Nation, Jeff Corntassel is the Director of the University of Victoria's Indigenous Governance Masters Program in British Columbia, Canada.


Tracy Barnett

Tracy Barnett is an award-winning newspaper and magazine writer, book author and a former assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


Cameron Dodd

Previously employed at Al Jazeera's The Stream, Cameron Dodd is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and former Editorial Assistant at IRE Journal.


Brenda Jo McManama

A member of the Seneca Nation, Brenda Jo (BJ) McManama is a writer, editor, web designer, and campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.


Manuela Picq

Manuela Lavinas Picq is a Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in Political Science at Amherst College.


Kimlee Wong

A member of Sagkeeng First Nation, Kimlee Wong is a public educator and former journalist for APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).


Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Media Collaboration Advisor

An author and award-winning journalist, Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the Policy Director and Senior Researcher at the Center for World Indigenous Studies.


Heidi Bruce
Intern Supervisor

Heidi Bruce is the Associate Director of the Center for World Indigenous Studies.