Wiisaakodewikwe (mixed NDN woman), Anishinaabe, European, Wiisaakode (Métis), and Wendat (Wyandot).

Makwa indoodem

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.

Bangiishenh eta go indoojibwem.

21st October 2014

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thatpsychowriter:

standbyyourmantis:

thatpsychowriter:

thatpsychowriter:

i have to make a poster about “christopher columbus’s discovery of america” for school

i’m gonna have a real hard time holding back the sarcasm wish me luck

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i failed

Sometimes failure leads to the best sort of success.

y’all really like my homework dontcha

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20th October 2014

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The levels of amusement when a cis person accuses me, a trans woman of color, of being cissexist.

20th October 2014

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delusionalintrospection:

flamesdanced:

delusionalintrospection:

feels-by-the-foot:

flamesdanced:

I’m gonna need white people to stop trying to learn indigenous languages.
Part of you systemically murdering us all was robbing us of our mother tongues. You can fuck straight off into the deepest pit if you think you should just be allowed to learn a language we got butchered for speaking

Learning a language is one of the biggest ways to honor a culture. It takes a lot of time and hard work, and if you think it’s a bad thing, you’re out of your fucking mind. 

You can speak it, everyone can speak it now. You were alive during the genocide? Who knew. It was a horrible thing, but the white people of today are not responsible for that. 

LOL sorry I love languages and will learn to speak any that I want.

Ah, yes.
I am alive during the ONGOING, SYSTEMIC eradication of my people.
Just so you both know, and this is important-learning the language and taking part in culture is only honorable if it is open or you’re invited.
Residential schools were only recently shut down.
We were literally beaten, raped and maimed for speaking our languages. They are not up for grabs for people who have no idea what it is to lose their mother tongue,

so fucking miss me with this

Darlin, you are flat-out stupid.

You are also the reason why people can’t take real appropriation seriously. Because people like you pull shit like this, and make everyone look like fucking ignorant extremist crazy people.

For the record, I’m Italian. I can tell you horror stories of what my people went through, and I can tell you personal horror stories of what I go through.

And I’m telling you to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.

Languages and cultures are meant to be shared. The key in any exchanged of culture is respect and education.

Let me counter this…idiot…by saying that, tumblr, if you want to learn my language, please, do. It’s beautiful, and I’m honored that people enjoy it and admire it enough to take the time, effort, and dedication to practice it and learn to speak it.

You’re Italian and this is relevent how to endangered indigenous languages? Italian has 65 million native speakers. Also, Italy was a European colonizing power. Seriously, shut the fuck up, white boy. No one cares about the time someone called you Jersey Shore, you didn’t have white settler governments trying to exterminate your language, your religion, and your culture inside your own homeland. You love to learn languages? Cool, go learn one of the dozens of languages in the Italic language group, i.e. all of Europe’s Romance languages.

Seriously, we are allowed to have closed cultures. You want people to learn Italian, but we don’t want colonizers and settlers learning ours. That’s the difference, kid.

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20th October 2014

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  • nice friend person: hey, how've you been?
  • me: capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.

19th October 2014

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19th October 2014

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im-a-little-lizard:

Why would anyone complain about what poor people spend their money on.

Have you seen what rich people spend their money on?

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19th October 2014

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get-fucking-high:

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get-fucking-high:

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19th October 2014

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sagansense:

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!



So, so, beautiful…this is the start of something fantastic for generations of humans present and future…

sagansense:

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!

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So, so, beautiful…this is the start of something fantastic for generations of humans present and future…

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19th October 2014

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Why is a porn blog following me

Ancient tumblr user proverb (via cutemutant)

You ain’t kiddin’ sister.

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19th October 2014

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1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.

2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.

3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.

4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.

5. Fart when you have to.

6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!

7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats.

Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl (via notcapableoflove)

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19th October 2014

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pr1nceshawn:

Shocking Truths Behind What Cat Behaviors Really Mean…

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19th October 2014

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loutigergirl99:

I always willing to learn

loutigergirl99:

I always willing to learn

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19th October 2014

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According to recent reports, your white friend on Facebook, whom you’ve always secretly suspected of being a latent racist, explained today through a series of passive-aggressive posts why she does not support the protesters of Ferguson, Missouri.

Saying that “it isn’t that big of a deal” and “people get shot all the time”, your white friend explained to what she imagined was an eager audience on Facebook why the residents of Ferguson are blowing this whole thing out of proportion.

"They’re just looking for an excuse to riot. They just always need something to be angry about, and feel oppressed over." While it was left ambiguous who the ‘they’ in the Facebook status referred to, some expert analyzers concluded that your white friend was referring to black people. Your white friend insisted she was not racist at all, and that in fact this entire ordeal had nothing at all to do with race, and that "they" should stop trying to make everything about race.

She then posted a number of articles and videos of police officers doing nice things, with the passive-aggressive addendum: “See? Not all cops are bad! So maybe all of you should stop shit-talking them!” Unable to explain how these random good deeds did anything to address the events in Ferguson, your white friend responded to criticisms saying, “Well my uncle is a police officer, and he’s an amazing person. He risks his life every day. And if you don’t like that, then fuck you Jennifer, I’m unfriending you.”

Your white friend’s final Facebook status on the matter concluded, “I might get hate for this, but I for one support all the brave men and women who risk their lives every day for us. And I support all of the brave officers in Ferguson who are only trying to their jobs. The problem here is all those ghetto thugs acting like animals. And see? I didn’t say anything about race! And all of that is why I don’t support these ridiculous protests. If you have a problem with that, then bye.” The status finished with an extraordinarily condescending smiley face.

Your White Friend On Facebook Explains Why She Doesn’t Support Ferguson

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19th October 2014

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arabaean-nights:

if ur a poc and you exist online and discuss your daily problems you’re automatically a social justice blogger like our identity is so politicized that our mere existence and discussion of our problems becomes a political statement isn’t that super fucked up

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19th October 2014

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nevillellongbottom:

So apparently feminism is a hate movement. I’m sorry I don’t remember any feminists going on any shooting sprees because they were rejected by men or sending death and rape threats to blogger who pointed out sexism in video games.

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