(An Indigenous woman in a read t-shirt that reads “My Sisters are Warriors,” is holding sage and a drum and is facing the camera.
Behind her is a group of Indigenous people and allies. Photo credit Jen Deerinwater.)
Crushing Colonialism was founded and operated by Indigenous people working in a variety of storytelling fields across the world. We work to increase the pay and employment of Indigenous storytellers while also promoting their work, providing funding for media and arts projects, and increasing access to professional representation.
Crushing Colonialism’s mission is to uplift and tell the stories of Indigenous people through media and traditional storytelling. We produce international reporting and organizing to inform and empower marginalized community members, create professional opportunities, and advocate for the just funding and employment of Native media workers and storytellers. In doing this we control our narratives in order to crush colonialism.
(A photo of Jen Deerinwater and Acee Agoyo, two Indigenous people, one more femme and the other more masculine in appearance, wearing Crushing Colonialism t-shirts and sitting at an information table. There are people in the background.)
Decolonized Beatz Indigenous World Pride 2025 is a two-week, queer Indigenous-led event taking place in Washington, DC that celebrates the work of 2LGBTQIA+ Native and Indigenous storytellers, artists, and performers including Indigenous women, AfroIndigenous, and disabled Indigenous people.
Decolonized Beatz – Indigenous World Pride
May 23-June 8, 2025
(Promotional event image. Text reads:” Decolonized Beatz. Indigenous World Pride” with a shooting star icon next to the text. Below this is a cassette tape image with text under it that reads “2025 Washington, DC”)
WORDS FROM OUR ADVOCATES
“Crushing Colonialism is a force to be reckoned with on many levels!”
“These folks are the real deal, no fluff, just pure advocacy for we as people in all our beautiful backgrounds and story.”
“Crushing Colonialism is a much needed organization that centers Indigenous storytelling in a variety of formats and mediums. Indigenous people are creating their own media in the face of erasure and marginalization and everyone should pay attention.”
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