New video I Resist from Quese IMC (Pawnee and Seminole) features Casper and the beautiful brown faces of Indigenous youth from communities across Turtle Island.
I Resist is a song off Quese IMC's latest album Handdrums for Whiskey Bottles. The video follows Quese on a two and a half week trip through many communities working with youth, reservations and schools. Check out the video for I Resist here, and hey why not sing along:
HOOK: we're young warriors, path we roamed, this ain't hollywood yo, this is our home, were light, were different, we fight and resistant, walk the red road thats why we stay gifted, young warriors happy and alive, we made it this far cause our grandmas survived, indigenous pride as we ball up our fists, 500 years cause we say "i resist"
verse 1: easy hell naw, its been a long road but its quite alright cause we been foretold that were modern day warriors in modern day time where people have aligned and were seeing all the signs see it in the sun and we see it in the skies here it in the people and we see it in their eyes the people are fed up cause they haven't been fed and were hungry for the knowledge cause we've been misled misled by the media, misled by the news update, update they want you to stay tuned propaganda on the screens but the mental breakthroughs will curb the mind control that keeps you satisfied and glued to your couch and the screen that keeps you fat and amused my people wake up, wake up we can't lose we've paid mad dues so now we must gather young warriors and what we do matters.... HOOK
verse 2: yo the world is changing and the stars are bending shifting, and the mayan calendar is ending not the end of time but the end of a cycle so the cleansing of mother earth can take her rightful place and position, and positions that we play and listen to creation, to mobilize a nation overthrow the system, organize and take them to a place where they can believe and envision we are the movement, ones and focus even though sometimes it feels hopeless we will stand with our drums at the protest and watch the whole world take notice even though there are people who would sling dirt and not see the heart of how we work we will do our best even if we hurt and wear the revolution like a t-shirt, come on.... HOOK