We Fucking Exist.
If you try to look up Native Punk bands in search engines, in music blogs, in zines, on tumblr, on facebook you come up with a lot of people who either never thought of us, or people who are saying we don’t exist. Maybe they’ve heard of Blackfire or hardcore folks might know Resistance Culture, those kids that collect records might have some XIT. But for the most part our narrative is blank. We are completely left out of the discussion. Even though people like Jimi Hendrix and Link Wray have had amazing exposure.
We already know that nobody in the colonizer culture really gives a fuck about us and thats been the norm for 500 years. They don’t want us here. We weren’t suppose to survive to this point. But the thing is we are here. And we don’t need a fucking white savior to swoop down and “discover” us after we’re dead, to send our life stories and bones behind glass walls like they’ve done to EVERYTHING ELSE in our culture.
We HAVE to record our experiences, our lives so that our people and others know we exist. That Punk doesn’t just belong to white people. That Natives are pissed off and doing something about it. That Natives are FUCKING MODERN PEOPLE. We’re PUNK, we are LOUD and we EXIST. But we will be written out of history if we let them. My people, you have to put your name out there! Record your stories! Record and document your music! Publish your thoughts! Make ZINES! Draw Comics! Paint Pictures! Organize tours and make connections! Reach out and BUILD. You have a VOICE. SCREAM IF YOU HAVE TO!!
Native Punx Unite Moderator