MISSION

To share the experiences of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people through visual storytelling

About Our Voices Project

Our goal is to dismantle destructive stereotypes of minority groups perpetuated in the media by producing films centered on the multifaceted experiences of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people.

Our Voices Project is also a committed community partner, providing opportunities in line with the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework to help educators design and implement a student-centered learning environment that affirms racial and cultural identities, empowers students as agents of social change, and contributes to an individual’s engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through cultivation of critical thinking. 

 

 

Our Voices Project acknowledges and honors that the lands we live, love, grow, work, and learn on are the ancestral homelands of the people of the Onödowáʼga (Seneca) one of the six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy along with the Cayuga- Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ; Onondaga- Onöñda’gaga’; Oneida- Onyota'a:ka; Mohawk- Kanienʼkehá꞉ka; and, Tuscarora- Skarù:ręˀ. We acknowledge that our society was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous Peoples’ through centuries of genocide and forced separation from family, culture, language, and from land, spirit, and mind. We acknowledge this violent history of seizure and displacement that allows us to be on this land, not only as a recognition, but as a motivation for change. As filmmakers, we are committed to working to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism through truth-telling.

 

We invite you to join us in enacting justice by taking such steps as:

 

  1. Find out how Indigenous Peoples’ are represented in your local school distict’s curricula and advocate for the historical truth-telling of ancestral land dispossession and genocide, and the acknowledgement and celebration of Indigenous contributions past and present.  
     

  2. Learn about the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (#MMIW) movement created to advocate for the end of violence against Native women and to bring awareness to the high rates of disappearances and murders of Native people, particularly women and girls. Learn how you can help!
     

  3. Help work toward truth, healing, and justice for Indian Boarding School impacts by contributing to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

    Donate - The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

Land Acknowledgement