IC Magazine’s readers are coming together

IC Magazine’s readers are coming together

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John Ahni Schertow
March 2, 2015
 

Last week, we made it a little bit easier–and alot more rewarding–to give something back to Indigenous Peoples and independent media.

What did we do? We opened a new space for benefactors, people just like you who want to do more than toss money into a hat every now and again.

It made sense to us. After all, our readers, who come from all over the world to learn about the contemporary struggles of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, are much more to us than mere consumers. They are beneficiaries who are entitled to share in the fruits of our labour.

At the same time, we are not your everyday news service. We have to pay the bills like everyone else, but even so, we’re more like members of a community, an ecosystem that we serve by ensuring that the international community has access to the Indigenous Peoples movement–so that we all have the opportunity to inform ourselves about everything that’s going on around the world.

We’re doing a pretty good job so far.

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It’s just not enough. With more than 6000 Indigenous Peoples and Nations in the world, there is so much more we need to cover at IC. There are crucial stories passing by every single day that we can’t cover because we can’t make ends meet.

And that brings us to why we are here today. Every healthy ecosystem in the world thrives on mutual benefit (along with every healthy community for that matter). That’s why, in the spirit of reciprocity, we’ve decided to give back even more to each and every reader who helps us to sustain IC Magazine.

As a starting point, we’re offering you:

There’s more. As a special sign on bonus, every new SUSTAINER that signs up between now and June 30 will receive a print copy of Everyday Acts of Resurgence, an upcoming IC publication edited by Taiaiake Alfred & Jeff Corntassel–two of the most respected Indigenous scholars on Turtle Island.

If that’s not awesome enough, anyone who signs up as a SUSTAINER by March 31 will also have a chance to win the full “Standing on Sacred Ground” DVD box set (valued online at US$600)! We’ll be giving the award-winning film series to one lucky person this summer.

We think this is a great start to a new relationship with our readers–and one that comes none too soon. Now that IC is a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (a 501(C)(3) non-profit), we are growing in every way that counts. In fact, you could say that we’ve already outgrown ourselves.

With our benefactors sitting right beside us, we can all do our part to sustain IC Magazine for the rest of 2015 and beyond, for everyone’s benefit.

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