What is indigenous?
Below are some definitions found online.
Definition from Oxford Languages
in·dig·e·nous – /inˈdijənəs/
adjective – 1. originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
example: “the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Similar: native aboriginal local original earliest first initial ancient
Definition from Merriam – Webster
in·dig·e·nous | \ in-ˈdi-jə-nəs \
1a : produced, growing, living, or occurring natively or naturally in a particular region or environment indigenous plants the indigenous culture 1b : Indigenous or less commonly indigenous : of or relating to the earliest known inhabitants of a place and especially of a place that was colonized by a now-dominant group Indigenous peoples 2 : innate, inborn
Who are considered indigenous?
Indigenous peoples claim their lands because they were there first or have occupied them since time immemorial. They are also groups that have been conquered by peoples racially, ethnically or culturally different from themselves.
If you would like to be part of the documentary and are of indigenous descent and would like to schedule a time and place where we could interview you please contact us on the contact page.
What is the Indigenous Documentary?
The Indigenous Documentary is a docu-series through the eyes of a knowledge seeker. The filmmaker Mayra Perdomo will travel to 17+ Countries including The United States of America to converse with indigenous people and native people who still practice the old ways.
Filming begins in Sedona, Arizona then New York, Connecticut and possibly adding a few other states if time allows before international filming begins. The bulk of the filming will be from October 2021-October 2023 in various countries depending on how Covid-19 is affecting travel in those countries.
In this docu-series, we look to answer a few specific questions that touch upon categories like healing, music, dance, climate change, external interference, duality, history, and inquiry. These categories will be used as a marker to create a segmented docu-series that will be available to view for free as this is a donation-based documentary. If you prefer to see the full-length unedited interview those will be available for purchase.
The purpose is to educate in addition to donating to indigenous charitable causes which are better explained on the About page.
Thank you for your time and we welcome you to join us on this journey.
Below is a teaser of the first interview. If you enjoy it and would like to see this project move forward to include various indigenous regions please kindly donate in whatever way is easier for you.