Portugal. the Man has launched the PTM Foundation, a charity organization focused on “human rights, community health and the environment,” specifically as it pertains to Indigenous Peoples.
“PTM Foundation is focused on building community resilience, empathy, and awareness through music, stories, art, education and connectivity,” reads the organization’s mission statement. “We aim to convene and organize partnerships and projects informed by community need, then mobilize Portugal. the Man’s listeners and supporters around that shared vision.”
“While our advocacy, philanthropy, and community engagement work is primarily centered around universal issues related to human rights, community health and the environment, this organization puts a specific focus on highlighting the stories of Indigenous Peoples,” the statement continues. “We are committed to helping bring these sacred voices — often the most informed, yet silenced among us — to the forefront.”
Along with the launch, Portugal. the Man has released a short film documenting how the PTM Foundation came to be. You can watch that streaming now on YouTube.
The “Feel It Still” rockers also announced a new grant program called Get Out the Native Vote to encourage voter registration among Indigenous Peoples.
For more info, you can visit PTMFoundation.org.
By Josh Johnson
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