Students and faculty have been meeting with a group of activists and educators from the leading edge of recent migration justice and indigenous rights campaigns on campus.
From the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Reservation to the Asylum Seekers Caravan support efforts at Benito Juarez Stadium in Tijuana, these individuals have been working to mobilize humanitarian resources and promote action in response to the forces that are seizing land, contaminating water, and attempting to divide the populations that are native to the continent that we inhabit.
Volunteered most of the day at the encampment. Walked away feeling blessed to be surrounded with every single person I encountered. Seriously. I love Franklin ave. As I was leaving and elder told me she liked my skirt. I thanked her and said I made it. She asked me if I was at a pow wow. I said no, everyday is worth a celebration. She smiled and got on the bus. Ugh. I wanna have a few cups of coffee with her! Her smile was ethereal. It was pure sunshine. Made my day. Made me think. Cured my makers block... for the first time from being home from #standingRock , I feel #inspired . #visions#communityaction#teaching#sharing
Americans, on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., through 2022. Photo by Paul Morigi/AP Images for the museum
Arts and entertainment writers at the Washington Post have chosen experiences not to be missed at museums along the National Mall. Michael O’Sullivan singled out three things here:
The prism windows in the Potomac Atrium: “This spectacular natural display is a reminder that the building—whose curvilinear limestone form suggests a boulder carved by wind and water—is a work of art in itself. But even more than that, the prism window connects the museum’s earthbound home to the celestial sphere, underscoring the link between nature and spirit that is a central part of indigenous peoples’ beliefs.”
▫️ The Standing Rock mile-marker post in the exhibition Nation to Nation: “The handmade signs show just how far some protesters traveled: One points almost 4,000 miles away, to Sapmi, the Arctic home of the indigenous Sami people. But this contemporary artifact reveals more than that. It’s also a reminder of the fraught confrontations that American Indians have had—and continue to have—with the U.S. government, and a promise that this museum will continue to tell those stories….”
And the exhibition Americans: “This eye-opening show… illustrates how the threads of indigenous culture must not be viewed as something separate and apart from the mainstream, but woven into the richly textured, multicultural fabric of life in these United States. The name of the show says it all: This land’s indigenous peoples are the original Americans.” ▫️ To read about other institutions’ high points and see the Post’s handsome photos by Thomas Simonetti, scroll up from our anchor link at bit.ly/MuseumMust-sees.
#ndnseverywhere#standingrock#nationalmall @osullivanm @_simonetti @washpostphoto
Moose carries strong feminine energies. Birth/Death/Rebirth - this is in direct relation to the Earth, our bodies (physical form and our spiritual existence), our Universal connection. Moose teaches course correction, shapeshifting, resolving internal and external conflicts. This medicine is about moving from the outer world to the inner world using your Allies and practices - ease, accuracy of assessments, perceptions, negotiations, and steps forward. Crown chakra and soles of the feet connected. Creative. Clever. Discernment. Trust. Moose is strengthening and sustaining - call to it during difficult times. Meditate with their medicine and remember what you already know.
Moose is a maternal force, the Grandmother Prayer, the Sacred Waters. Protection. Universal. ~
Moose has no enemy except the Grizzly Bear, they can out swim and out run them - an invitation to have no fear.
I’m so grateful for meaningful work. So grateful for the medicine. So grateful for seekers. So grateful... 👣
#allmyrelations#standingrock#nodapl#nodapliseverywhere#riseup#getwoke#staywoke#studio#workshop#workshops#commission#trade#meaningful#work#prayer and #gratitude#nofear
#StandingRock isn’t over. We are still here. Still fighting to save the water in the bayous of Louisiana. Follow @leauestlaviecamp, join the resistance.
Part five: Louisiana has passed some of the harshest anti-protest laws in the country trying to detour water protectors from using non violent tactics to save the bayous. We will not backdown, we will not yield.
Will you join us again to protect what we all love? #waterislife
"It was an honor to share my book, “Standing Rock Is Everywhere - A Story Of Faith, Courage and Compassion”, with folks from The Collective, in Peacedale, RI. All copies sold out. More to come... Thank you Sarah Markey, Brooke Foglia Conley and everyone who participated... Thank you True North House Publishing & Productions..." John Gonzalez 📚Barnes & Noble:
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Time is running out to view Sky Hopinka's short film, "Dislocation Blues" which presents an alternative—what the artist calls “an incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections”—to mainstream media representations of communities and conditions at Standing Rock, the Indian reservation in North Dakota where the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, #NODAPL , coalesced during the summer of 2016. Closing Dec 16th #skyhopinka#dislocationblues#shortfilm#standingrock#thedavismuseum#wellesley#mydavis#bosarts#davismuseum #waterislife
(Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga), Dislocation Blues, 2017, Color, HD video, 16:57 min. Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, Chicago)
A dear friend asked me this tonight, "what year were you born and what month" she, this one, who was with me at #StandingRock from the #wallawallavalley . Her words and her gifts are real. "What year were you actually born Larry?" There it is, a visual of it. I love you all. "Very difficult years" as her and her, also Marine, friend concurred. (August 22, 1968)
My great-grandmother on my mom’s side is Benedicta Buffalo Boy. This is her dad Conrad Buffalo Boy, her mom Maza Ska Win and their family in this picture. This picture is in our kitchen.
Tat nosey Elf on the Shelf is. 🤣😭❤️✨ #ElfOnTheShelf#StandingRock#Hunkpapa#Lakota
"Flute Solo with Isaiah Johnson.... It was an honor to share my book, “Standing Rock Is Everywhere - A Story Of Faith, Courage and Compassion, with folks during “Visit with Local Authors at The Collective”, in Peacedale, RI. All copies sold sold out... Thank you to everyone who participated..." John Gonzalez 💻Watch the video here:
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My friends and relatives, it’s time again for the
Chief Bigfoot Memorial Ride...
Prayers up for these Riders...
Prayers up for Peace Unity and Justice...
All My Relations
Mitakuye pi, Cherished, Oceti Sakowin Tetunwan Oyate~The Seven Council Fires Anpetu Waste!. My Relatives, a Good Day to you!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION;
28th Annual~ Si Tanka Wokiksuye Sunk Akan Akupi (Big Foot Ride)
December 15, 2018~leave Sitting Bull gravesite, arrive at Timber Lake, SD. December 16th, 2018~ leave Timber Lake, SD to Opps Ranch.
December 17th~ 2018~ leave Opps Ranch to Green Grass, SD.
December 18th, 2018~ Day of Rest.
December 19th, 2018~ Green Grass to Jensen Ranch, December 20~Jensen Ranch to Cherry Creek.
December 21, 2018~Cherry Creek to Bridger, SD.
December 22, 2018~ Day of Rest.
December 23rd, 2018~ Bridger SD to 4 Corners, December 24th, 2018~ 4 Corners to Big Foot Pass.
December 25th, 2018~ Big Foot Pass to Red Water.
December 26th, 2018~ Day of Rest.
December 27th, 2018~ Red Water to Red Owl, Kyle SD.
December 28th, 2018~ Red Owl to Wounded Knee, SD.
December 29th, 2018~ Wounded Knee, SD to Pine Ridge, SD...
Mitakuye Pi, see you all along the trail of our ancestors!
Winona LaDuke (born August 18, 1959) is an American environmentalist, economist, and writer.
In 1996 and 2000, she ran for Vice President as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader.
In 1989, LaDuke founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, which has since then worked to revive cultivation and harvesting of wild rice, a traditional food of the Ojibwe people.
LaDuke is also Executive Director of Honor the Earth, which is a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for Native environmental groups that plays an active role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. With them, Winona works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice.
LaDuke has begun a 40 acre industrial hemp farm in Minnesota on the White Earth Indian Reservation, dedicated to growing hemp from different regions of the world. .
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Many years after the last residential school closed its doors and most of the First Nations children taken from their homes through child welfare removal were returned, these events continue to have an impact on individuals, families and communities.
Intergenerational trauma, or transgenerational trauma, is what happens when untreated trauma-related stress experienced by survivors is passed on to second and subsequent generations. The trauma inflicted by residential schools and the Sixties Scoop was significant, and the scope of the damage these events wrought wouldn't be truly understood until years later.
Intergenerational trauma is usually seen within one family in which the parents or grandparents were traumatized, and each generation of that family continues to experience trauma in some form. In these cases the source can usually be traced back to a devastating event, and the trauma is unique to that family.
What makes the intergenerational trauma in the case of First Nations people different is that it wasn't the result of a targeted event against an individual – it was a set of government policies that targeted and affected a whole generation. Children were traumatized when they were taken from their parents and placed into either government-funded, church-controlled, residential learning institutions or into foster homes. Many children suffered horrific abuse while in these homes and institutions. And parents and communities were traumatized when their children were taken away from them with little or no idea if or when they would return.
Direct survivors of these experiences often transmit the trauma they experienced to later generations when they don't recognize or have the opportunity to address their issues. Over the course of time these behaviours, often destructive, become normalized within the family and their community, leading to the next generation suffering the same problems. #firstnation#americanindian#native#indigenous
Fuera Warren Kanders del @whitneymuseum . Buitre de guerra que se lucra de nuestra opresión. •STATEMENT•
Last week, at considerable risk to their own jobs, more than 100 staff members at the Whitney Museum of American Art issued a public statement of concern about the fact that Warren B. Kanders sits on the museum’s board of directors as Vice Chairman. Kanders is the CEO of Safariland, a corporation that manufactures "law enforcement products," including the tear gas used against migrant families presently at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as demonstrators in Ferguson, Standing Rock, Oakland, Egypt, and Palestine. Safariland is also a service provider to the NYPD.
The Whitney staff's letter, which called for the removal of Kanders, was met with two public responses. First, Kanders himself proudly defended the work of his corporation, stating that it merely produces the weapons rather than deciding how they are used. "I am not the problem that the authors of the letter seek to solve." Museum Director Adam Weinberg then issued his own response in which he dismissed the concerns of his staff and condescendingly reminded them that that "staff does not appoint or remove board members." In other words, he told them to know their place, play their role, and stay in line.
We commend the efforts of the Whitney staff, and recognize the courage displayed and the risk they have taken in organizing and speaking out. Today, we assemble to make it it known that as broad public stakeholders in the Whitney, we too refuse to tolerate the presence of Kanders on the board of the museum. Many of us, our families, and our communities here and abroad have been on the receiving end of the products made and marketed by Safariland and its numerous subsidiaries like Defense Technology. This is unacceptable to us, and the museum leadership will be held accountable.
Weinberg celebrates the museum as a "safe space for unsafe ideas." Yet by standing with Kanders and Safariland, he actually affirms that the museum is a safe space for those profiteering from state repression, settler colonialism #decolonizethisplace ... https://www.facebook.com/176649379422707/posts/598019177285723/
This past August, the @standingrock Sioux Tribe bestowed upon @kyrieirving the name “Little Mountain”. In honor of that gesture and to celebrate Kyrie’s late mother Elizabeth Ann Larson—an enrolled member of the tribe—@nike created this special Kyrie 5 PE. Swipe left to see more.
@kyrieirving’s latest @nike Kyrie 5 “Little Mountain” PE honors the #standingrock Sioux Tribe. The bright colorway is also a nod to Kyrie’s late mom who was a member of the tribe. Stay tuned for release details.