Indigenous Art, Music and Expression.

Photo of five Indigenous women and Two-Spirits singing and one is holding a hand drum. Photo credit Jen Deerinwater.


Decolonized Beatz events are free and focus on uplifting our Indigenous communities and opening up places for sharing and celebrating our creativity, beauty, and resilience as well as featuring films, dancers, live performances, poetry, and visual art.

Indigenous Spoonies Revolt, held on October 2, 2020, brought together Indigenous artists from the United States and New Zealand for a virtual discussion on disability representation, empowerment, advocacy, healing and solidarity. Panelist included Frank Waln (Lakota), Tony Enos (Cherokee), and Kera Sherwood-O’Regan (Kāi Tahu Māori), to share their art, stories and discuss the intersectionality of their histories and struggles.
This event was co-sponsored by Crushing Colonialism and the Disability Visibility Project.

On April 16, 2020 Crushing Colonialism hosted its first Virtual Decolonized Beatz event. It featured the creative works of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists and performers including
Dr. Maha Hilal
Summer Dawn Reyes
Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez
Liliane Wolf
Chris J Light

Aveda Adara also known as Post Modern Sleaze (Navajo Nation) graced us with a DJ set for Virtual Decolonized Beatz on June 30, 2021.

Marcy Angeles is a disabled Nednhi Apache and Guamares Two-Spirit Artist, Writer, Musician, DJ and Journalist from southern New Mexico. In this Virtual Decolonized Beatz she performs a Deep House DJ set on June 15, 2021.

Adrian Rollins (Uto-Mechika Nican Tlaca) & Fight for the Future gave a politically charged punk performance for Virtual Decolonized Beatz on July 31, 2021.

Elexa Dawson presents powerful original music and a voice like warm honey and prairie dirt. Elexa is a Potawatomi community activist, student of sustainable agriculture, workshop facilitator, and mother of two future matriarchs. ​Elexa performs solo, with a bluesy folk trio and with Heyleon and Weda Skirts at private and public events, gatherings, pubs, and campfires.​ Here she graces Crushing Colonialism with a 20-minute Virtual Decolonized Beatz set on August 25, 2021.

Crushing Colonialism tells the stories of Indigenous people to create a world that values and honors Indigeneity.

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