Welcome To The Moccasin Telegram
Since time immemorial, the term “moccasin telegraph” has symbolized the informal communications network among Indigenous peoples throughout Turtle Island (North America). Historically, The Moccasin Telegram represented a means of exchanging information, stories, and news within Indigenous communities, orally shared with others throughout the land.
In the modern era, the concept of The Moccasin Telegram has evolved into an online communications tool and network, enabling Indigenous peoples’ to amplify their voices and share their perspectives with a global audience. It serves as a platform for cultural expression, community engagement, and advocacy, allowing Indigenous individuals and communities to connect, collaborate, and disseminate information in real time, on a global scale.
The Moccasin Telegram, in its digital form, transcends geographic boundaries, providing a powerful means for Indigenous peoples’ to reclaim their narratives, celebrate their heritage, address social and environmental issues, and promote cultural understanding and appreciation.
As a modern manifestation of the historical moccasin telegraph, The Moccasin Telegram online embodies the resilience, strength, and interconnectedness of Indigenous peoples’, offering a space where their stories and experiences can be shared and celebrated, contributing to a more inclusive and diverse global conversation.
The Moccasin Telegram, in its present-day context, serves as a platform for promoting ethical values and fostering open dialogue on what society deems as right and wrong. It embraces the principle of transparency by sharing stories that reflect the triumphs of justice, compassion, and community, while also shedding light on the darker narratives that have been concealed or avoided for far too long. By candidly disclosing both the positive and negative aspects of our collective experiences, the Moccasin Telegram seeks to challenge the status quo and encourage accountability.
In an era where leaders should embody integrity and prioritize the welfare of all individuals, The Moccasin Telegram calls for those in positions of authority to step up and truly serve the people, all peoples’. It advocates for a leadership that transcends self-interest and embraces the responsibility of uplifting communities as a whole. By exposing those who prioritize personal gain over the common good, the Moccasin Telegram empowers individuals to hold leaders accountable and demand a higher standard of service in seeking to redefine leadership by emphasizing the importance of compassion, inclusivity, and equitable decision-making for the betterment of all peoples’, that includes individual Nations and society as a whole.
Communication needs to take place the moment an opportunity or problem arises, not long after the fact. After all, the best communication is a two-way street. If Indigenous peoples’ want to truly create an environment that is aligned and fully focused on meeting challenges and taking advantage of opportunities quickly and effectively, there must be open and active communication up, down, and across Indian country. Paying attention to the needs of those we communicate with and guard against the innate prejudices we may encounter, our messages can and will be heard and hopefully push forward the desired and positive, uplifting outcomes.
We as Indigenous peoples’ need to start tackling difficult conversations head on. Indigenous peoples’ across Turtle Island can no longer be ignored. Through this platform, Indigenous voices can resonate worldwide, fostering dialogue, awareness, and positive change. The Moccasin Telegram provides a worldwide voice for all peoples’ to be heard without intimidation and/or fear of reprisals.
For the people, by the people.
Anyone is welcome to register and create posts or comment on existing posts on The Moccasin Telegram.
No names or email addresses will be published by the site and only usernames will be attributed to posts and comments.
All BLOG posts and comments will be moderated before being published (aka going live) so we can filter out spam posts, illegal, offensive and/or irrelevant content.
Filtering is executed by the designated site Moderator(s) and is at the sole discretion of the designated Moderator(s).