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Portugal. the Man launches fundraising campaign in support of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Portugal. the Man has launched a fundraising campaign with the band’s PTM Foundation in support of this week’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

For the initiative, the “Feel It Still” outfit is offering a new shirt themed around their 2020 collaborative song with “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Who’s Gonna Stop Me,” updated with an image of Acosia Red Elk, a member of Oregon’s Umatilla Tribe who “seeks to spread awareness about the healing benefits of movement.”

Proceeds from the shirt will be donated to Native American Tribes in need of clean water. You can order yours now via the PTM Foundation web site.

Additionally, Portugal. the Man has released a new video starring Acosia Red Elk and showcasing her work.

“Our friend and PTM Foundation Community Advisory Board member Josué Rivas was telling us about his friend, Acosia Red Elk, who is practiced in the art of movement and sound and how it heals the body,” says bassist Zachary Carothers.

“We then got to hear, see and experience her and her work firsthand and were blown away,” he adds. “Acosia Red Elk is an incredible person and we are really honored that we get to help tell her story this year for Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

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