Indigenous Beats: Indigenize Your Newsfeed

photo: Bunky Echo Hawk

After recently joining twitter, I’ve realized the power of a well curated social media newsfeed. As the #NoDAPL movement continues and Native nations defend themselves against the Trump administration, hearing from Indigenous peoples themselves is the best source of news. If you have yet to finish the Standing Rock Syllabus, check out these Natives on social media. I promise they will bless you with their important perspectives, knowledge, and Native humor.

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@tribecalledgeek lends insight into the decolonization of science fiction and development of Indigenous futurisms

@mredshirtshaw tweets about Native environmental and social issues

Author @MissusTWalker critiques mainstream media and tweets about indigenous/intersectional feminist perspectives

@BarbaraXLow comments on Canadian politics and First Nations issues

Activist and environmentalist @nonplasticmaori gives important perspectives on representations of Pacific Islanders in pop culture and media

@atachine keeps it real about being Native in higher education

@KimTallBear is an associate professor of Native Studies who tweets about science, technology, and the environment

@adriennekeene tweets about issues of representatation

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@gm.davis reps being a twenty-first century Indigenous person just tryna follow her dreams

Designer @byellowtail unveils new clothing such as the “Sacredx: Dressing the Resistance” line

@indigenouswomenrise simply lit

@stevenpauljudd livens up your day with his humorous and critical art

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Dallas Goldtooth is an environmental activist who posts updates on the No DAPL movement

Tulalip tribal official and Indigenous woman advocate Deborah Parker unpacks Indigenous sovereignty issues

Former policy advisor on Native American affairs to President Obama Jodi Archambault-Gillette posts about contemporary Native issues and explains Native law

Tonia Jo Hall posts videos and jokes that are rez humor at its finest

Pua Casa Kanaka Maoli environmental activist who posts about the fight to protect Mauna Kea