Become A Sustainer

Why Contribute?

Financial contribution is one of the most tangible forms of support that settlers can engage in to sustain Indigenous resistance to colonialism, capitalism, and environmental destruction and support Indigenous resurgence, sovereignty, and decolonization.

Maintaining action sites is hard work and often involves significant costs. In addition to logistics like shelter, food, medicines, and other essential everyday survival supplies, to be on the frontlines requires communication, tools, and other equipment and supplies to be able to stop resource extraction companies from trespassing on Indigenous lands. The labour of actively maintaining an action site means that people are often taking time away from paid work and so have less income while there.

Fundraising is an essential component of solidarity for frontline work. In addition to crowdfunding campaigns for one-time costs such as building cultural centres as part of reoccupying lands, stable ongoing funds are needed for core costs of maintaining camps, checkpoints, and blockades, and supporting core organizers.

Ways to Contribute

For those wishing to donate directly to one of the projects we support, please visit their websites and use their online fundraising platforms as linked on this site under Projects We Support.

If you'd like to commit to a monthly contribution to our general fund - the Frontline Indigenous Resurgence Solidarity Trust (FIRST) - understanding that this money will be used to support multiple projects including those still in the development stages, please use one of the donate button to the right. One-time contributions are also accepted.

What is the Solidarity Trust?

The Frontline Indigenous Resurgence Solidarity Trust (FIRST) is Gathering Allies' initiative to establish a solid monthly base of funding to support Indigenous-led territory reoccupation for cultural resurgence and land and water protection. Crowd-sourced funds are directed to Indigenous-led action sites and projects in response to asks being made of supporters by these action sites and projects.

The Solidarity Trust is a crowdfunded initiative to help with these base costs, as well as to establish a pool of funds that can be used for emerging situations. Guaranteed monthly donations ensure predictability to help folks on the frontlines address their short- and long-term needs. By signing up as a Solidarity Trust sustainer and contributing financially and/or volunteering your time, you are joining a movement that is resulting in tangible, on-the-ground changes to protect the land and water and support Indigenous sovereignty. Join below!

Funds Distribution

All funds raised go directly to grassroots Indigenous-led action sites and organizing efforts. Gathering Allies is run entirely by volunteers.  We have no office space, no overhead, and no salaries to pay. We pay operating costs such as website fees and our travel costs out of our own pockets. Every dollar you contribute goes directly towards the Indigenous-led projects we support.
 
Monthly funds are distributed between the projects currently requesting financial support, with a portion left over as an emergency fund to be able to respond promptly to any communities' urgent requests for funds. If no project requests emergency funds in a particular month, the funds are all distributed to projects requesting financial support.

As we continue to build relationships with more Indigenous land and water projects and movements, we will update this site with current information about which projects we're supporting. You can also join our mailing list for updates at gatheringallies@riseup.net.

 

Monthly Contribution

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One-Time Contribution


Thank you for your interest in being a part of a growing Indigenous-led movement to protect the land and water and uphold Indigenous self-determination on their territories!