(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

Tells the stories of Indigenous people to create a world that values and honors Indigeneity.


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.)



Your interest in our work is the motivation that drives us! Thank you. Please take a moment to share your info and sign up for access to the digital magazine. For our relatives who lack consistent access to internet and other telecommunications platforms, we’re currently offering up to 400 print free copies to Indigenous people, tribal nations, and Indigenous led organizations. The print edition is also available for subscription. Both the digital and print editions are available in English and Spanish.

Decolonized Beatz

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
Washington, DC

(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”)

#HireIndigenous - Tell Your Cousins!

Officially launching in 2024, #HireIndigenous is Crushing Colonialism’s campaign that works with employers and funders to meet Indigenous creatives where they are at. Too often a potential employer’s outreach does not extend beyond the traditional hiring pool. Funding for media and arts projects far too often exclude Indigenous people through a variety of means, including little outreach to Indigenous communities or Indigenous advisors for funding streams. It is Crushing Colonialism’s goal to bridge that gap and provide resources for employers, funders, and Indigenous artists, storytellers, filmmakers, and performers. Visit our social media channels for posts and resources on paid internships, fellowships, open job positions, and calls for proposals or presentations.

Coming soon is a jobs board, training videos, and webinar resources.
Go to the Contact Us page to share a paid job, internship, fellowship, or grant opportunity with us.


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