7 Vegan Indigenous Creators You Should Be Following

Looking for some more inspiring vegans to follow? These Indigenous creators on Instagram are sharing how they practice their cultural traditions while refusing to support industries that exploit animals. For many Native Americans, going vegan is a revolutionary act against the injustice of speciesism. Animal agriculture is also massively damaging to the land, a concern of many land defenders.

Show your support for these Indigenous vegan creators by giving them a follow:

@genesisbutler_

Genesis Butler is a teenage activist who raises awareness of animal rights issues. She was even named PETA’s Young Animal Activist of the Year in 2019 and honored with the Carlee and Laurie McGrath Young Hero for Animals Award for her advocacy work.

@jenriverabell

Indigenous activist Jen Rivera Bell loves to make traditional dishes the vegan way. In addition to delicious vegan eats, she often shares homeschooling tips and pics of her rescued companion pig, Petunia.

@fitandcompassionate

Ash is a Métis Anishinaabe who advocates for animal rights and frequently posts about fitness, nutrition, and mental health. Follow her for delicious vegan recipe reels (like this one for Vegan Lobster with Garlic Butter 🤤), workout inspiration, and healthy-living tips.

@vegan_abolitionniste

Yvette of @vegan_abolitionniste encourages her followers to include animals in their activism, because inequality in all of its forms should never be tolerated—including speciesism.

@elenaester8

Elena Estér is an inspiring actor, dancer, and Indigenous Quechua. Her feed is full of photos from her travels alongside reels of dancing and Instagram stories featuring delicious vegan dishes.

@mattvsshark

Plenty of inspiring captions and cute cat photos fill up Matt’s feed.

@kloonetsukchakukanamawkst

This vegan Indigenous artist makes gorgeous beadwork, including necklaces, earrings, and key chains.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind