Wiisaakodewikwe (mixed NDN woman): Anishinaabe, European, Wiisaakode (Métis), and Wendat (Wyandot).
Late-20s. Communist. Niizhojichaag (Two Spirit). Queer TWoC. Lightskinned NDN. Social Justice blogger. Michigan born and raised. Living in Western Washington on traditional Snohomish territory. American Indian Studies / History dual major.
Panpolymommy is my wife.
Bangii eta go indoojibwem.
Indigenous art is beautiful, of course, and storytelling is significant in any culture — but there are much deeper reasons that art and story resonate in Indigenous cultures, which make them of the utmost importance to kimiwan. Traditionally, art and life were not separate; creative expression was a part of everyday life. The philosophy at kimiwan is that everyone is an artist and everyone has a story to tell.
support this awesome decolonizing art project! kimiwan-zine
This scene was improvised, so ludacris’ reaction is genuine and dwayne didn’t have a line after tyrese said his.
A photograph from the 1870’s showing tens of thousands of bison skulls. They were mass slaughtered by the U.S. Army to make room for cattle and force Native American tribes into starvation.
Mass slaughter of buffalo and bison took place in Canadian territory as well, and was part of a deliberate campaign to break Indigenous resistance to (further) settler incursions onto Native land and the railroad. The removal of the buffalo also meant that when it came time to sign treaties, the Canadian government could more or less set any terms it saw fit and Indigenous leaders basically had to comply with them or their people would freeze and starve (that’s if gov officials even bothered to translate the actual terms of the treaty at all).
The “disappearance” of the buffalo is narrativized as part of a larger myth surrounding the “disappearing Indian” whose absence clears the land for the incoming white pioneers to take their place. The murder, destruction, slaughter of bison and buffalo was a tactic essential to the genocidal colonial project.
Teen Pregnancy: [x]
Important Things to Note:
Sex-Ed Legislation listed applies to public schools, those of you who went to private schools may have had different experiences.
"Medically Accurate" varies in definition from state to state. Most definitions include a requirement for a health review of curricula or a mandate that information be based on information from "published authorities upon which medical professions rely." [Source]
States that do not mandate sex-ed are still allowed to provide sex-ed in public schools.
Teen pregnancy rates include full-term pregnancies, abortions, and miscarriages.
Power is power.
Now watch the white feminists bitch about the white maid
LMAO, I can see the article now
*cries all the joy*
THE MESO-AMERICAN CULTURES STILL EXIST.
THE MAYA ARE STILL LIVING.
THE AZTECA ARE STILL LIVING.
MOST ARE STILL ALIVE TODAY AND ARE FIGHTING TO RETAIN THEIR RIGHTS TO THEIR SACRED SITES, RITUALS, AND PRACTICES BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THEIR CULTURES ARE DEAD WHEN THEY’RE NOT.
THEY ARE STILL LIVING.
Beyonce - Self-Titled Part 1 (Documentary) (New)
Alright, fuck it. I’m excited!
You mean you weren’t before?
this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word.
“Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.” (source)
For any Muslim followers.
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