For the past 10 years, IC Magazine has stood at the forefront of the Indigenous Peoples movement. As a grassroots publication run by volunteers, IC strives to bring you authentic and uncompromising news coverage concerning the world’s Indigenous Peoples without the corrupting influence of corporate or government sponsors.
Over the years, IC has built up considerable momentum as an independent publication, carving out a unique journalistic niche that currently serves more than 30,000 readers. Picking up where other media disappears, IC has already published more than 3000 stories, produced two documentary films and published three printed magazines–all on a shoestring budget.
IC has also produced original research on strategies of ‘psychological warfare’ as deployed by industry and government and is an emerging thought leader that has penetrated the collective consciousness of many allied movements to this end. As a forum from which to seek and offer international solidarity for the world’s Indigenous Peoples, the mission of IC is crucial in its efforts to ensure access to information that empowers communities to take advantage of the global momentum happening at any given moment in their own quests for justice.
IC also continues to be a leading facilitator in expanding international awareness in regards to Indigenous Peoples and thereby informing the activity of activists and allies, as well as those seeking to be more responsible global citizens in this climate of consumerism, by persistently illuminating fraudulent and unlawful activity in the public and private sectors.
We are now in the process of taking this work even further by registering IC Magazine as a non-profit publication in Canada. This, in turn, will allow us to:
In addition to this, we are planning to
New contributing writers and filmmakers are already emerging from all corners of the globe, representing an ever expanding spectrum of unique viewpoints that you’re not likely to find anywhere else.
By donating to our ongoing fundraiser at Indiegogo, you will be helping to ensure that we can continue our work through this major transformation.
Any money contributed to IC will be utilized in the most impactful way possible. Gaining the trust of its audience, through nothing short of a decade of committed volunteer service, has honed the mission and intent behind IC in a manner that has evaded the climates of excess and waste that many otherwise well-meaning players in the nonprofit sector fall sway to. The lessons gathered in frugality, the nature of heartfelt service, and the now crystallized and uncompromising ethical standards, will always be a part of the organizational culture at the heart of IC.
We feel the long term impacts of IC are almost ‘too big to quantify’, if we may ironically appropriate a phrase from the finance sector. Even so, part of our continued growth will involve more formalized implementation of external, and internal, assessment and auditing strategies in order to showcase such matters in a less abstract way.
If you don’t have any money but sill want to lend a hand with our campaign, you can help us spread the word! Tell your friends and colleagues, link to our campaign on Facebook and twitter, or make a blog post somewhere! Anything you can do get the word out would be most appreciated.
If you want to help on a more long-term basis, you can also become a monthly sustainer.
If you’re a writer, you can also put together some stories for us. The exceptional work of our authors gets cited in reports, re-published in magazines, noted in documentary films, and studied in grade schools and universities across North America. Sometimes, our authors even get awards for their good work!
Indigenous Peoples are putting their bodies on the line and it's our responsibility to make sure you know why. That takes time, expertise and resources - and we're up against a constant tide of misinformation and distorted coverage. By supporting IC you're empowering the kind of journalism we need, at the moment we need it most.