The Proclaiming Our Roots project is an initiative focused on the histories, stories and experiences of mixed-race Black and Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. Combining arts and Community Based Research they aim to “illuminate the stories of community members and to counter colonial forms of oppression.”
A component of this project has been the creation of Digital Stories and personal videos by individuals who identify as having both Indigenous and Black ancestry. Proclaiming Our Roots explains, “in centering their stories and voices, and sharing their testimonies on their terms, participants reverse the colonial gaze, exhibiting their self determination, and they highlighted topics that were important to them such as identity politics, lateral violence and discrimination, and health and wellbeing.”
Digital stories and personal videos can be found on their website, as well as resources, upcoming events, and a community map.