Plains Indigenous Peoples

Resisting Colonization & Indigenizing the World 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for all First Nations across Turtle Island. Social distancing, financial instability, and the fear of contracting the coronavirus made it harder for Natives to leave their abusive living situations. This is the story of Lenice Blackbird, a 24-year-old Umonhon woman who went missing while in quarantine. Family members later found her deceased behind the cabin where she was in quarantine. There are many questions left unanswered... the family finally speaks out. 

MISSION STATEMENT

We are Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains proactively working to resist and Indigenize colonial-capitalist institutions and behaviors. We defend the land where our ancestors lie and where the children walk. Our goal is to reclaim what has been stolen and oppressed to create a better world for us all.

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The Truth Will Not Be Whitewashed Hoodies

We partnered with Humanize My Hoodie for Truthsgiving to create these hoodies and distribute them for free throughout Iowa. We designed them to honor Indigenous communities who struggle with the false narrative of Thanksgiving. However, the feedback has been overwhelming and so Humanize My Hoodie will be making them available soon. 100% of the proceeds went directly to us so we can continue our long-term mutual aid and rapid response COVID-19 work in Des Moines and Sioux City.