Indigenous content creators you need to follow on TikTok

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Indigenous content creators are taking over TikTok to raise awareness of issues affecting their communities and culture. They share their own personal journeys with their indigenous identities and cultural history with the world. Designers like Juan Guerreo Maya showcase traditional and sacred clothing while accounts like Jacob Ponce educate followers on Indigenous diets. Read on to learn more about Indigenous culture through these 9 Indigenous content creators dominating TikTok for good reason. If you aren’t following them yet, you should.

Juan Guerreo Maya

@ juan.the.mochilero

Los Dos volcanoes!

little dark age by MGMT – 🎵anti.audios🎵

Video: TikTok/@juan.the.mochilero

Juan Guerreo Maya proudly represents the Mexican people through their social networks. He uses his voice to create videos depicting Indigenous peoples and culture, including one praising Indigenous beauty as a life lesson for his young daughter. His goal is to help others connect with their native roots and believes his ancestors look on him proudly.

Coyotl

@desertndn

#fyp #for you #mother Earth #rain #landprotectors #indigenous # biodiversity #landdefenders #nativetiktok

original sound – Coyotl

Video: TikTok / @ desertndn

You may have seen Coyotl in Ralph Lauren’s recent holiday campaign, but he uses his own platform to raise awareness about Indigenous culture 24/7. Coyotl fights for indigenous and environmental rights, including an article he recently shared where he wrote: “We must recognize and respect the people who have cared for this land (our mother) Recognition is a sign of respect in a society which continually loses its sense of balance.

Baby Conejita

@ kikix2004

Reply to @ kikix2004

original sound – ℭ𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔧𝔦𝔱𝔞 𝔟𝔞𝔟𝔶🤍

Video: TikTok / @ kikix2004

Conejita Baby comes from a mixed background and is proud of both her roots. Her father is from Mexico (Aztec) and her mother is Puerto Rican. She recently posted a video talking about her legacy and her gratitude to her family who survived the indigenous genocide.

Miahuatl

@miahuatl

Reply to @mmamixtr links for commented articles! #nahua #Mexico #Aztec #spirituality #books #booktok #nativetiktok #fyp ã‚·

original sound – Miahuatl 🐺

Video: TikTok / @ miahuatl

Miahuatl is Tenochtitlan and her TikTok is full of videos on resources, spirituality, language, plants and nature, and animals. She is currently supporting a fundraiser by Semillas Collective in which clinics are being built in the autonomous indigenous community of Azqueltan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lucie Gutiérrez

@luciaecheri

cultura en tu vida y en tu ropa. #tiktokfashionmonth #fashiontiktok #slowfashion #nativetiktok #indigenous #purepecha

You are my high – DJ Snake

Video: TikTok / @ luciaecheri

Lucy Gutierrez is an Indigenous healer and biochemical engineer who uses her platform to share Native, Mexican and Purépecha culture. She posts videos about foods her ancestors healed, recipes that offer huge health benefits, and Purepecha fashion guides.

Jacob Ponce

@ pwnsay1111

#Mexico #Aztec #chicano #chican #native #indigenous #mexicano #Mexican #indigenous #xicano # American by birth #Mexico #nahuatl

telepatia – Kali Uchis

Video: TikTok / @ pwnsay1111

Jacob Ponce discusses Indigenous diets. In a video, he does something using tlaxcalli (tortilla), etl (beans) and aguacatl (avocado) to show that we’ve been eating native foods for a long time.

Kolotl Yaocihuatl

@kolotl_yaocihuatl

Mexicans are the natives of this continent with the most native DNA but the least confidence to claim it! Claim Your Identity✊🏽 Mexicans are Native Americans. #Mexico #azteca #nahuatl #indigenous #nativetiktok #for you #native #treateddeguadelupehidalgo

♬ Native American Tribal Music – Native American Music Consort

Video: TikTok / @ kolotl_yaocihuatl

Kolotl Yaocihuatl reclaims the power and identity of indigenous peoples and heals and decolonizes through his art. She creates these beautiful looks with makeup and war paint. Kolotl says the art and creation of these looks is his medicine. She recently hosted a tutorial on Tlacuilo artistic makeup to celebrate indigeneity.

Kuiahuitl

@kuiahuitl

#word of the day #nahuatl #nahua #mexihkah #nativetiktok #indigenoustiktok #Mexicotiktok #indigenous #indigena #native #guerrero #Mexico

original sound – Kuiahuitl

Video: TikTok / @ kuiahuitl

Kuiahuitl uses his platform to educate with videos like “word of the day“, translating the word into English and Spanish. For example, one of the words was”NemiliztliWhich means “life”.

Quetzalitztli

@ xicana.artist

We are 10 times more likely to disappear as indigenous people. NOT 1 MORE! #mmiw#mmiwawareness#equalitywomen#nativetiktok#foryoupage#pov#native#xyzbca# 111

♬ You are so crazy I think I want to shoot – Tommy

Video: TikTok/@xicana.artist

Quetzalitztli lives in the lands of Ohlane and is proud to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors. She uses her platform to heal, decolonize, end generational trauma and educate future generations. She has various videos that share the process of her healing journey and raise awareness of relevant issues, including the trafficking of indigenous women and the indigenous movement in the context of the climate crisis.



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