What stories are most important to you? What kinds of stories are most helpful to your community?
There is much that many of us have forgotten in the often challenging dynamics of the modern world. Our Ancestors have set forth many powerful processes and ways of being for us to be guided by. The World Ancestor Concert team supports on-going growth and learning for all.
We feel that much can be learned from the Ancestral traditions and from the writers, thinkers, producers, journalists, activists and cultural workers and revitalizers that are on the ground creating new pathways to old and new ways of being in the world that support and protect our processes of justice, peace, liberation, cultural strength, agency and sovereignty and sustained and sustainable culture and lifeways on this earth.
♦ This listing is in practice incomplete and under constant construction. We invite your input as to building an ever-growing informational resource for anyone who chooses to engage. Please email suggestions for the list to us at worldancestorconcert at our gmail account and please put "mediography" in the subject line.
Asante. Barka. Obrigada. Gracias. Merci. Thank you.
Resources on this page:
"Weaving Memory: A Guide to Honoring the Ancestors", Laura Patsouris, Asphodel Press, 2010
"God Is Red", Vine Deloria, Jr., Fulcrum Publishing, 1994
"Red Earth, White Lies", Vine Deloria, Jr.
"Custer Died For Your Sins", Vine Deloria, Jr.
"Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr. Reader"
"Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming", Winona LaDuke, South End Press, 2005
"All Our Relations", Winona LaDuke, 1999
"Dreaming the Council Ways: True Native Teachings from the Red Lodge", Ohky Simine Forest, 2000 (the more I look at this book, the more it becomes clear it is indispensible to our understandings of ourselves as humans born of indigenous Ancestors - requiring us to become indigenous again. US)
"Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism", John Henrik Clarke, A & B Publishers Group, 1994
"Fulcrums of Change: Origins of Racism in the Americas and Other Essays", Jan Carew, Africa World Press, 1988
"Rape of Paradise: Columbus and the Birth of Racism in the Americas", Jan Carew, A & B Books, 1994
"Pre-Columbian Contacts: Dragon Cultures of Africa and the Americas", Dr. Aziza Braithwaite Bey, Booksurge/Createspace Publishing, 2010
"Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future", edited by Melissa K. Nelson, Bear and Company, 2008
"500 Years of Indigenous Resistance", Gord Hill, PM Press, 2009
"The Healing Wisdom of Africa", Malidoma Some'
"Of Water and the Spirit", Malidoma Some"
"Ritual: Power, Healing and Community", Malidoma Some'
"Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent", Eduardo Galeano, 1997
"The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe", Hilda Ellis Davidson, 1993
"Native Wisdom for White Minds", Anne Wilson Schaef, One World/Random House, 1995
"Introduction to African Civilizations", John G. Jackson, Citadel Press, 1994
"They Came Before Columbus", Ivan Van Sertima
"Capitalism and Slavery", Eric WIlliams
"In the Absence of the Sacred", Jerry Mander, Sierra Club Books
"Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge", Daniel R. Wildcat, Fulcrum Publishing, 2009
"Secrets of the Talking Jaguar", Martin Prechtel
"The Toebone and the Tooth", Martin Prechtel (and other amazing books by same)
"Ishmael", Daniel Quinn
"The Spirit of Intimacy", Sobonfu Some'
"Welcoming Spirit Home: Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community", Sobonfu Some'
"Things Fall Apart", Chinua Achebe
"How Europe Underdeveloped Africa", Walter Rodney
"The Way of the Elders: West African Spirituality and Tradition", Adama & Naomi Doumbia Ph.D., Llewellyn Publications, 2004
"This Sacred Earth" by Roger Gottlieb
"Eating Fire, Tasting Blood" by MaryJo Moore
"Let The Circle Be Unbroken", Dona Marimba Ani
Cultural Survival: help protect indigenous cultures and traditions: http://www.culturalsurvival.org/
Indian Country Today Media Network -
"Native & American Indian News, Articles, Culture, Events and More:
Indian Country Today Media Network’s home page is the digital gateway to the world’s most comprehensive and innovative online Native news and entertainment site, serving Native and American Indian tribes nationwide.": http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/
Aboriginal News Group - The International Indigenous Bloggers Guild : A Project of the Aboriginal Press News Service
"IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law" www.ienearth.org/
Censored News by Brenda Norrell (blog) -
"Censored News publishes a collective of Indigenous and other grassroots writers focused on human rights. Censored News is a media whistleblower site." http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
"Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet." http://www.bioneers.org/
Native Appropriations | Representations Matter -
"Native Appropriations is a forum for discussing representations of Native peoples, including stereotypes, cultural appropriation, news, activism, and more." http://nativeappropriations.com/
350.org - https://350.org/
YouTube, Vimeo and DVDs, stream resources -
"The Water Song - Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle" (Swan Clan Productions) - https://youtu.be/U_KNLo5Q7ek
"“The Water Song” was composed by Alex Turtle, Diné (Navajo) and Southern Cheyenne, and Chenoa Egawa, Lummi and S’Klallam. It is sung in the Diné language and carries one of our Native teachings about the blessing of the spirit of water through the male and female rains.
Through this song, we remember and honor the spirit and sacredness of water. We lend our voices to stand up for the protection and preservation of clean, pure water in all its forms and states of being. By way of the images shared in the video, we hope to illustrate the power and miracle of water, from the thunderclouds and highest snowy mountain peaks, to the waterfalls, rivers, springs and oceans. May the song be received as medicine for our Mother Earth. May it call our attention, once again, to the brilliant journey and wisdom of water as it travels our world, renewing, revitalizing, and supporting all life so generously along the way. May we all come together to reciprocate that generosity by taking care of our sacred waters each and every day. May our awareness, stewardship and actions ensure clean water for today, and for generations to come." - from YouTube description
"Women and Spirituality: The Goddess Trilogy" -
(pay special attention to disc #2, "The Burning Times")
"Christians Murdered Indians" by Corporate Avenger: (from youtube)
"Blue Gold: The Water Wars"
"FLOW: For Love of Water"
"Planet Earth", BBC
"When the Levees Broke:...", Spike Lee
"Daughters of the Dust", Julie Dash
"Pumzi", Wanuri Kahiu
♦ Digital Audio/Radio, Podcasts, Audio Sets:
"Women's Wisdom from the Heart of Africa", Sobonfu Some'
Suena a Revolución - un proyecto independiente y autogestionado basado en la producción de podcasts que presentan música y entrevistas de artivistas contemporanexs latinoamericanxs y caribeñxs comprometidxs con el cambio social. Presentamos diversos géneros musicales en español, portugués y otros idiomas con líricas que narran experiencias e historias actuales de las comunidades y pueblos de nuestra América.
[Sounds to Revolution is an independent and self-managed project based on the production of podcasts that present music and interviews of Latin American contemporanexs contemporary artists and Caribbean people committed to social change. We present diverse musical genres in Spanish, Portuguese and other languages with lyrics that narrate experiences and current histories of the communities and peoples of our America.] - Translation through Google Translate with permission of Suena a Revolucion
The Groundbreakers - a radio show on CKUT 90.3 fm featuring groundbreaking artists of “other” origins. Showcasing musical and multimedia cultural pioneers, The Groundbreakers focuses on cross-generational cultural production from the MIDEAST and WORLDWIDE.
Tune in for exclusive artist features, music and culture by “othered” greats! Hosted by Sundus Abdul Hadi / Narcy and special guests.
KPOO-FM 89.5 - "KPOO gives voice to the concerns of low income communities in San Francisco. Founded by Poor People’s Radio, Inc., KPOO’s ongoing mission has been to open the airwaves to the disenfranchised and underserved. Our station broadcasts news, public meetings, election, live events, interviews, public service announcements and music not heard on any other radio stations. As such, KPOO has continued to have a very loyal listening audience.
KPOO specializes in jazz, reggae, salsa, blues, gospel, and hip hop music. KPOO serves the Bay Area’s Latin community with several bilingual programs a week, and also produces programs concerning Irish Americans, Arab Americans, women issues and Native American concerns. KPOO broadcasts live the weekly meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and non-stop election night coverage. KPOO also uses the airways to educate the community about important issues, including AIDS prevention, health concerns, use of the new technologies, prison affairs, and consumer protection."