The Four Worlds International Institute


Digital Youth Council

Our mission is to develop a digital youth council that generates a community of dedicated young people from across the world, who share...

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Our mission is to develop a digital youth council that generates a community of dedicated young people from across the world, who share a responsibility for a common vision of hope in creating a world capable of change, that feel a part of a movement they themselves can mobilize, and eliminates the feeling of isolation and resignation by providing the members with an open healing digital space to share their cultures, individualities, and gifts.

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Doors to Diplomacy: Scholarship Award Challenge

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Discover Diplomacy Webcast - December 8, 2011

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Indigenous Action Media

O’odham Executed by Border Patrol: Statement by Raymond Mattia Family

Raymond Mattia of the Tohono O’odham Nation was executed by US border patrol agents on May 18th at his home. He was reportedly shot 38 times. A peaceful gathering to support all victims of theunmonitored violent actions of the Border Patrol and other agencies will be held at The BorderPatrol Station in Why, Az, and […]

Xenophobic Title 42 Ends, Biden’s Immigration Reform Nowhere to Be Found

Indigenous Action recently supported @abolition.yumacounty (on Instagram) at the “US-Mexico” border. They are a crew of radical femme and queer folks who provide essential supplies to Indigenous people and other asylum seekers who are kept in holding with nothing but what they walked up to thousands of miles with. They also offer confidential pregnancy release […]

People Take the Streets in Occupied Flagstaff to “Honor & Avenge” #MMIWG2ST

Brief report back filed by anonymous. Occupied Kinłani, May 5, 2023 — Tonight a fierce crew held a vigil and rally then took to the streets of occupied Flagstaff on the national day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, and trans relatives. Family members and friends of Arielisa Bryant & Nicole […]

New Zine: A Basic Guide to Starting an Indigenous Men’s, Transmasc, & Two-Spirit Talking & Action Circle

Smashing Cis-heteropatriarchy is ceremony.Printable PDF (22.7MB – Imposed) The fight to end sexual assault and interpersonal/gender-based violence in our communities is our shared struggle. It will not end by creating more colonial laws & their enforcement or “awareness days” proclaimed by colonial rulers. More police, more people in prison, and more laws addressing gender violence […]

ALERT: Imminent Uranium Mining Threat at Grand Canyon – Haul No!

Underground blasting & above ground work has begun at Pinyon Plain/Canyon Mine, just miles from the Grand Canyon.  Workers are readying to start mining uranium at the mine. According to the Forest Service, workers are blasting daily though no ore is being moved yet. Once Energy Fuels starts hauling out radioactive ore, they plan to […]

The Intercept and Grist begin release of 50,000 TigerSwan spy documents

Article by Brenda Norrell, Censored NewsReprinted with permission. April 14, 2023 Facebook: The Intercept and Grist began releasing new TigerSwan spy documents in new coverage of the mercenaries hired by the Dakota Access Pipeline. They now have 50,000 TigerSwan spy documents, and another 9,000 are held up in the court battle for now. The […]

Kinłani/Flagstaff Mutual Aid UPDATE: Taking a Break & Focusing on Infrastructure

Spring 2023, Occupied Kinłani – In March of 2020 a small autonomous crew of organizers sprung into action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we named this effort Kinłani Mutual Aid. For three years we have focused on intensified Indigenous-led mutual aid support for those most vulnerable in our community and throughout the region. During […]

New Website Design!

Ya’at’eeh!Welcome to our new site.We’ve made a range of changes, most notably with our menu items and categories. We’re still working on updating old posts so they show properly. If you’re looking for something specific check out our search engine.If you find anything broken with the site please email us. Many of you have asked […]

No Pardon for Genocide: Rejecting the Catholic Church’s “Repudiation” of the Doctrine of Discovery

On March 30th, 2023 a joint statement was released by administrative departments of the Vatican City-State condemning “acts of violence, oppression, social injustice and slavery, including those committed against indigenous peoples.” The Catholic Church stated that it “…repudiates those concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of indigenous peoples, including what has become […]

Indigenous Action Podcast Episode 16: Fuck a Valentine, Indigenous Abolition Feminism

Indigenous Action co-hosts @bonnabella.xvx and @amrahsalomon join featured guest speaker Taloa in a discussion on Indigenous Abolition Feminism.  Audio and video versions of the recording are up on our YouTube channel as well as on all podcast platforms. Join us as we talk about the failings of white liberal feminism, or #girlboss feminism and apply […]

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Comment by DYC 2 Hats on June 27, 2011 at 8:58pm

Osiyo, relatives! I have a movie that I recommend watching. It is called "The Beautiful Truth". I have to watch it myself, but I do recommend watching it.

Sincerely, with love,

2 Hats

Comment by Firewoman on April 19, 2010 at 7:49am
Beloved relatives,
I found this website,, ; which seems to address very serious issues facing our indigenous relatives and all the different ways we can help as individuals and organizations....only one being the donation of money. If you are like me you may not have financial resources to save the world let alone take care of personal necessities. Read "Walk Your Talk" as it shows all the different ways we can help our relatives out beyond just giving money...get active...your choice...Members asked me how to get involved, even with restricted finances, so this is what I found. I hope it gives us ways to take action along with our ongoing sincerest prayers for all our relatives.
Click below or visit the website above for information on how to get actively involved in a good way that fits into your life. Hope and love, Firewoman

Walk your talk
Comment by DYC 2 Hats on April 18, 2010 at 9:50pm
Here is a tsunami preparedness presentation, may it help you! :) Let me know if anyone of you can't open it or if you have any questions! :)

Tsunami Disaster Planning.ppt
Comment by DYC Starwalker on April 7, 2010 at 10:12pm

Osiyo all my relatives....I did this presentation for disaster preparedness and felt it is now time to post it. Be prepared...all my relations... Science 7, Disaster Preparedness Presentation.ppt
Peace, Starwalker
Comment by Firewoman on January 14, 2010 at 12:18am
Please check this out when you get a chance...geared towards younger children to reserve 4 minutes a day to stillness or 40 minutes of meditation for older youth and adults. Hope and love, Firewoman
Comment by Mark Boiko on January 8, 2010 at 2:36pm
Hi Deloria. As you know, we have many hours of footage that could have wide-ranging applications in the digital realm. One of our objectives is to implement a model called Participatory Video. This model empowers the people whose stories are being told, to tell their own stories.

Our filmmaking, photography, writing and other skills are only used to facilitate the endeavors of participants. I am very willing to work more in this area if the need arises.


Mark Boiko
Comment by DYC Francisco Grant Violich on December 20, 2009 at 1:50pm

Thank-you for adding so much great material! These are the videos and strong messages that we want to get out to our youth!
Comment by DYCdeloriamgh on July 30, 2009 at 11:32am

My name is Deloria Many Grey Horses and I come from the Blackfoot, Dakota, and Chickasaw Nations. I grew up near my mothers reserve on the Canadian-American boarder in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. My mother went to pursue her education and my father raised me by himself with the help of relatives since I was five years old. Since I was a little girl I attended ceremonies and powwows and was brought up in a very traditional Dakota family. I was taught to honor and respect the teaching of my ancestors and always remember where I came from. One of the greatest teachings my Lala (grandfather) shared with me, is “the longest journey in life is from your head to your heart.” When I was a little girl I use to try and touch my head to my heart to show my Lala I had made this long journey at the early age of four but as I have grown older I have come to understand the complexity of this teaching and try and find balance in every aspect of my life. When I was fifteen years old I was offered a full scholarship to attend one of the top private boarding schools in the nation and made my way down to Ojai, California located 45 minutes from Santa Barbara. This was a very big culture shock for me but I loved it because it gave me a strong academic foundation that later provided me with the tools I needed to graduated U.C. Berkeley.

I double majored in Ethnic Studies and Native American studies with an emphasis on film and media my last two years. Currently I am working with my father and boyfriend internationally with young people on Human Rights issues. We help set up social networks that allow young people to voice their opinions and share their cultures with other Indigenous youth in their region. In the fall of 2008 I had a vision of creating a digital council of young talented youth between the ages of 15-35 to create a more sustainable and just community. It has taken months to truly manifest this vision but with the help of 8 dedicated young people we are beginning to make this vision a reality.

We are opening up a door to show people something new and different. I think as you get older you forget to take things as they come and we want to help young people explore their talents in every field.


What are you deeply passionate about?

I have a great passion and compassion for human beings. I believe that every person has a talent and my dream and goal is to help people manifest their talents. Also, I love my culture and want to promote it anyway I can. I feel that many young people these days are not given the chance or opportunity to fully develop themselves and I want to help them do so. Also, my culture has been a huge inspiration in my life and I want to remind my Indigenous brothers and sisters to hold onto their culture and celebrate it. I also have a great passion for film. I feel that film is a great tool for learning and we need to take advantage of using it. It is way for us to tell our story and share it with the world.

How can DYC manifest that passion?

The DYC is a great platform to connect with other young people in the world and place where they can display their talents. Also, a place where young people can connect with other young people that are interested in their area of study. One of the main tools the DYC will promote is participatory media which includes film. In today´s world technology allows all of us to be a filmmaker without having to spend a fortune. I think the DYC can help young people interested in film find internships and begin exploring this field.

What can we make DYC the best at?

We can make the DYC the best at helping young people succeed and find their passion in life. Instead of young people going on the Internet to play destructive games the DYC can provide a more productive option that will help them succeed in life and empower them. It will help remind us to live in balance in life and not focus so much on superficial things! Most importantly it will provide a space for young people to connect and find other people who share their same passions and be able to create a more just and sustainable world where people care about one another.
Comment by DYC 2 Hats on July 24, 2009 at 11:53am
And stay home if your sick!
Comment by DYC 2 Hats on July 24, 2009 at 11:52am
I have a few tips on how to stop the swine flu and other kinds of flu.
1. Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitizer.
2. Try to stay away from coughing or sneezing people.
3. When you buy something from a store, wipe those things down with a disinfecting wipe.
That would help prevent illnesses from starting and reduce spreading, like the swine flu. Have a good day!

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