at indian & cowboy, we are building something special & For as little as $1/month, you can help bring us closer to our goals of DEVELOPING, creating & PRODUCING the most dynamic, forward looking and groundbreaking Indigenous Media programming in the world.


THE VISION behind indian & cowboy

If we found 1000 people to back us at a “Netflix level per month” ($8/month) we’d have a monthly revenue stream of $8000 - enough to pay a small staff & dedicate real resources to telling our stories. If we found 5000 people worldwide to fund us at a “Netflix level per month” ($8/month) we’d change Indigenous Media & Storytelling forever. This is our goal.
— Ryan McMahon | Chief Creative Producer | Indian & Cowboy

WHAT YOU'RE SUPPORTING

THE WORLD'S ONLY INDIGENOUS PODCAST NETWORK DEDICATED TO AMPLIFYING INDIGENOUS VOICES IN ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING MEDIUMS IN THE WORLD.

  • We want to support Indigenous Storytellers & Media makers - so we created this network;

  • We are the WORLD'S ONLY INDIGENOUS PODCAST NETWORK;

  • By the end of 2016 we'll be producing & publishing 12 original podcasts for the digital space;

  • Our shows are created, produced & hosted by Indigenous Peoples & our Allies;

  • We are reclaiming our histories through the intersection of podcasting, digital media, Indigenous storytelling;

  • We will not be dependent on the "funding model" of yesterday. If we apply to mainstream funding bodies it will because we chose to, not because we have to. If we make projects for broadcast media it will be because we chose to, not because we have to;

  • We are completely unfunded and are supported by our listeners. We are accountable and 100% independent;

  • We will focusing our efforts on "entertainment" audio programming & "investigative/factual" audio programming;

  • By the end of 2016 we will offer our audio programming to community & campus radio - our syndication agreements will be easily accessed by Indigenous communities worldwide.

indian & Cowboy - NEXT STEPS

We have a plan to move from our podcast network to an independent production company. Our plan includes the development of internet/digital media properties (for development for Netflix/Amazon, etc.) and traditional broadcast media properties.

When we reach our funding/financing goals, we will be investing in the development of writing & production teams to bring our vision to life. 


A CASE FOR YOUR SUPPORT

If you were to skip 3 Tim Horton's coffee's a month (2 Starbucks coffee's a month), you could help fund this company. If you were to skip a Big Mac meal this month, you could help fund this company. if you were to Skip one night out at a horrible Hollywood movie that you don't even really want to see, you could help fund this company.

For as little as $1/month, you can help bring us closer to our goals - a small, dedicated staff of writers, producers & hosts to write, chase, produce and host the most dynamic, forward looking and groundbreaking Indigenous Media programming in the world.


YOUR DONATION

Your monthly financial support will be used to pay for our Technical Producer, webspace, podcast hosting, apps & other costs associated with publishing our audio content. When we reach the various fundraising goals (listed on our Patreon page) in our campaign we'll be adding part time staff members, researchers & producers to kick our content up a few notches as we continue to build as a company.
 


GIVE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

We kicked around a few ideas on how we wanted to fundraise for our launch. The downside to Kickstarter or Indiegogo is that you get one lump sum and you have to manage that sum throughout the year. Rather than work with one large pot of money - we opted for a more sustainable, long term approach to crowdfunding and we chose to go with Patreon.com.

Paid monthly subscribers get charged at the start of the month (Paypal, Credit Card). You can donate as much as you want monthly and you can quit at any time.We've provided a number of different options for our potential supporters.

Each donation level offers specific perks for donating - we've tried to offer special gifts/perks for the various levels of support. Have a look and chose the donation level that makes the most sense for your budget.

I&C LISTENER ($5/month)

You love the idea of the network but you don't quite love it enough to fund it at a monthly level equivalent to Netflix because lets face it - Indian & Cowboy doesn't offer 80's reruns of bad sitcoms OR low resolution versions of movies you've never seen. 

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team.



I&C FAN CLUBBER ($10/month)

You're skeptical but you're donating because you don't mind giving up a fast food meal once a month knowing that by doing so - I'm likely not crying myself to sleep at night.

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team;
  • exclusive Indian & Cowboy sticker package.

I&C SUPER FAN ($25/month)

Seriously, how awesome are you? You've basically skipped a night on the town this month to float us $25/month to build this company with us. So awesome.

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team;
  • exclusive Indian & Cowboy sticker package;
  • a call on your birthday from Ryan McMahon.

I&C VISIONARY ($50/MONTH)

You believe in us so much you're donating $50/month to help us build this company. You see the vision & you believe in our team. Incredible.

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team;
  • exclusive Indian & Cowboy sticker package;
  • a call on your birthday from Ryan McMahon;
  • you'll receive a personal gift from Ryan (a favourite book, a notebook or some other personal item) and I'll record the story behind the item for you to hear.

I&C SPECIAL PRODUCER ($100/month)

You love story & the vision of Indian & Cowboy so much that you're floating us $100/month to build this company with us. We really don't know what to say or how to thank you - so let us try. 

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team;
  • exclusive Indian & Cowboy sticker package;
  • a call on your birthday from Ryan McMahon;
  • you'll receive a personal gift from Ryan (a favourite book, a notebook or some other personal item) and I'll record the story behind the item for you to hear;
  • you'll meet with our writers, producers, hosts twice a year to help produce an episode of one of our shows. 

I&C PODCAST CHIEF ($500/month)

There clearly is "Podcast Executive Chief" in the company - it's just a goofy title to acknowledge your commitment to building this company. At this support level - we're reaching out and calling for companies, communities & business partners to get involved on the ground with us to help elevate Independent Indigenous Media voices.

You'll get:

  • social media shoutout;
  • entered into our yearly merch draw;
  • invite to our private, year end, year in review google hangout with the Indian & Cowboy team;
  • exclusive Indian & Cowboy sticker package;
  • a call on your birthday from Ryan McMahon;
  • you'll receive a personal gift from Ryan (a favourite book, a notebook or some other personal item) and I'll record the story behind the item for you to hear;
  • you'll meet with our writers, producers, hosts twice a year to help produce an episode of one of our shows;
  • one, FREE, live,  Ryan McMahon Comedy show in your community/for your event. All travel/hotel expenses must be paid by host, but the show fee will be waved at this donation level.