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.