CLACPI (Coordinadora Latinoaméricana de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas) was founded in 1985 and is currently the largest collective of Indigenous filmmakers in Latin America. They promote the use of media as a tool of cultural affirmation and social transformation for Indigenous communities. CLACPI produces and disseminates audiovisual materials about Indigenous cultures and other issues of interest for their collective organizations. They also focus on grassroots media training and workshops to promote agency and self-representation among Indigenous communities. Learn more.
Isuma (Inuktituk for “to think”) is an artist collective and Canada’s first Inuit (75%) production company, co-founded by Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak Angilirq and Norman Cohn in Igloolik, Nunavut in 1990. Isuma focuses on bringing people of multiple age ranges, cultural backgrounds, and belief systems together to support and promote Canada’s indigenous community through television, the Internet and film. Isuma’s mission is to produce independent, community-based media aimed to preserve and enhance Inuit culture and language; to create jobs and economic development in Igloolik and Nunavut; and to tell authentic Inuit stories to Inuit and non-Inuit audiences worldwide. Learn more.
The First Nations traveling audiovisual and creation studio, Wapikoni mobile, has been touring Indigenous communities since 2004. This mediation, training and intervention project offers practical workshops adapted to the realities of First Nations. Wapikoni means “flower” in Atikamekw. Learn more.
NAISG (Native American and Indigenous Student Group at NYU) is a supportive community of and for Native American and Indigenous students and scholars at New York University. Their members have a mix of backgrounds from full-bloods to people without tribal status– everyone is welcome. The group aims to impact their school and local community by showing the breadth of talent and activities that Native & Indigenous students, staff, and scholars are involved in. Learn more.
ROC (Runasimi Outreach Committee) is a student-led initiative based out of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at NYU that promotes and hosts events throughout the tristate area focusing on Quechua and Indigenous Andean culture, language and heritage. Learn more.