This #WCW is dedicated to every womxn & gender non-binary boo who dares to step into their authentic self.
Your spark has lit a bright wild fire for so many around you. 🖤
Quote from @alexjbledsoe’s panel discussion on diversity in media at @goodby_silverstein
Sometimes I will smudge my class to help clear the space after days that might be best described as ‘heavy’. Yet sometimes I choose to imbue a positive energy into the classroom through playing music over the break. Not only does it satisfy my need for self expression and help me to take care of myself, but it also instills a joyful attitude in the room. I like to think of it as a ‘medicine meditation’ as it helps to me to meditate and slow down, but it also has positive effects on the environment, much like smudging does. Here I am jamming along with Trevor Hall and his song “The Mountain”. It’s a good song, with a good message. This naturally helps me to reinforce my first intention of creating a joyful and upbeat classroom.
Today is the feast day of Tonantzin the Nahual Coatlaxopeuh, another name for Earth Mother Tonantzin. From December 9 to 12 in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac near present day Mexico City she appeared four times to a Mexica named Cuauhtlatoatzi (Talking Eagle), who became known as Juan Diego after his conversion to Catholicism. Offerings were made on that same hill of Tepeyac hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards. They will tell you that Tonantzin/Coatlaxopeuh appeared to Cuauhtlatoatzi to inspire hope in a people who were being oppressed by the Spanish and, later when the Church acknowledged Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Patroness of Mexico, to allow the people to continue to honor her in safety. #nahual#nahuatl#tonantzin#ourladyofguadalupe#native#indigenous#mexico#medicineman#curanderismo#curandero#motherearth#gaia#meditate#meditation#shaman#longbeach#instagay#juandiego
Our Green Initiatives Coordinator checking out Edmonton’s Eco Station where you can take used electronics, scrap metal, tires, furniture and hazardous waste. Check out albertarecycling.ca to find a station near you! @anfca70 @anfcagreeninitiatives #friendshipcentre#indigenous#environment
Last minute prep with @tanyasueraphael for our Elders Esteemed Extravaganza this evening with the Elders of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians at 7:00pm! #tcfall18#eldersfashion#music
Hoy, 12 de diciembre en México se celebra la aparición mariana de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe que se produjo en 1531, según la Iglesia Católica y la tradición oral. Desde hace algunos años se defiende la idea que dicho culto tiene un origen sincrético, puesto que los indigenas del Tepeyac asimilaron a la virgen católica con la deidad mexica Toci-Tonantzin, diosa madre que también se asocia a Coatlicue, puesto que era frecuente que las deidades precolombinas tuvieran diferentes nombres y características. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Así pues, el 12 de diciembre de cada año se celebra las diversas apariciones de la Virgen al indígena chichimeca Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, canonizado en 1990. El culto a la Virgen de Guadalupe está extendido por todo el territorio de los Estados Unidos de México, pero el principal centro de culto se haya en la Basílica de Guadalupe, en el cerro de Tepeyac (Ciudad de México).
1era imagen: escultura de la diosa Coatlicue, la madre de los dioses.
2nda imagen: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe plasmada en un manto de maguey.
I love history.
And I love luxury. .
We live in a world where "premium mediocre" (see @bof article on this topic) is hailed as luxury, but I truly prefer things were made with heart and intention.
This is exquisite beadwork and embroidery is the work of @j.okuma - I just learned she is doing a giveaway so I am posting this image, but if you watch my IG stories ( I need to post stories more ... but I am trying to get better!), you know that I have shared her creations before.
She weaves the stories and tradition, the history of her Indigenous culture, into each piece ... preserving the art form and breathing life into future generations. The highest quality materials are used with traditional techniques as well as modern and innovative ones.
THIS IS LUXURY.
@Regran_ed from @j.okuma - Color. Porcupine quills, diamonds, antique embroidery brass, 24k beads and 14k custom ear-wires. Beaded on brain tanned buckskin. .
#indigenous groups in the Americas should take a page from the book of #SouthAfrica - they call the theft of their homeland “the original sin.” and now 20 years after the end of apartheid, black South Africans are reclaiming their land, and they are not asking for it. They are taking it back. “Your time is up white people.”
Huei tlamahuiçoltica omonexiti in ilhuicac tlatocaçihuapilli Santa Maria totlaçonantzin Guadalupe in nican huei altepenahuac Mexico itocayocan Tepeyacac
When the Spaniards invaded Tenochtitlan and attempted to convert the indigenous to Catholicism they did not count on the indigenous reverse engineering the entire religion. Today we celebrate our deep indigenous roots and the blessed Mother Tonanztin, Guadalupe. 🇲🇽 May she bring blessings to all. ❤️
my second portrait face carved inside a killerwhales dorsal fin. the piece itself is to show how it looks when a kéet comes up for air. my mother and mothers mother come from kéet gooshi hít. killerwhale dorsal fin house. i gifted this carving to my gram who is the reason i started learning our culture. i am so thankful to have my gram. i love her dearly. the face of the piece measures 2.5” in diameter and is out of yellow cedar. the back shows chilkat lineage where our house is. yéi áwé gunałchéesh