Mikwendaagoziwag / They Are Remembered premiering this weekend at @freshcoastfilm festival in Marquette, MI!!! This film tells the story of the tragedy at Sandy Lake in 1850 when over 450 Ojibwe died as a result of actions by the US Federal Government. The story is told within the context of the memorial gathering that takes place annually to remember those who died.
ʔəsǰuʔil čəd..I am joyful.. and so grateful for my Indegenious culture! Had an amazing 5 days of harvesting from the mountains, the rivers, and the Salish Sea to celebrate Indegenious People's Day! .
ƛ'ububƛ'ub ... be kind
kʷaxʷalikʷ ... be helpful
ʔabalikʷ ... be sharing
Last week Lisa Wilson, Lummi, water expert and documentarian, reminded the audience at @seattlepubliclibrary that #treatyrights protect all of our health and region. Time and again, the violation of treaty rights results in the degradation of human beingInitiatives and the environment. Settlers can honor the nations and governance models that managed this region for 10,000 years before colonization.
There are many ways to actively celebrate #IndigenousPeoplesDay right here!
Some of the suggestions of things you can do:
-Support Native governance, and activate Settler governance that will comply with Native governance and collaborate with and support treaty rights. One of these is on the ballot this Nov 6 with #1631 , developed with the contributions of Native leadership.
-Support education programs that teach about Native history of our region and the current Native leadership and governance.
-Support Native leadership that is active today.
Four local native projects to start following and supporting:
@eighth_generation - A shop in Pike Place, and one of the only Native-owned businesses in downtown Seattle
@cdicecream - A Native and Filipino-owned shop (with the best flavors in town!) @theforagedcollection - Owned and operated by Indigenous activists and artists
@yehawshow - A cohort of artists celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous PNW art
Other things you can do:
-Make a contribution to an indigenous activist organization, or bail-out funds for incarcerated Indigenous activists fighting for water rights
-Read the treaty rights for the ceded and unceded territories of our region
-Deep meditation, reading, journaling, and reflection on a ongoing, daily practice of decolonizing yourself
What other Native projects can we share? What other things can we do to decolonize ourselves? How else are you honoring Indigenous Peoples today? ・・・
ICA works to uplift #IndigenousVoices , worldviews and experiences within #climate discussions. #Indigenous knowledge is key to finding real and effective #ClimateSolutions . Learn more about how you can support our work: http://bit.ly/icasupport #IndigenousPeoplesDay#WaterIsLife#indigenousrights
LTBB NRD will be hosting a hunt for youth and new hunters on October 27th. So if you’re looking for guidance with deer hunting here’s an opportunity to learn from experienced hunters and LTBB Conservation Enforcement.
We’d like to welcome our new Treaty Rights Enhancement Specialist and Youth Conservation Corps Leader, Dan Hinmon, to LTBB NRD. This position was created to have personnel whose primary duty is to research and provide outreach in regards to treaty rights related to natural resources as well as leading the Youth Conservation Corps in the summers. The other day Dan facilitated an apple cider harvest and processing workshop.
Monday, October 8, marks Indigenous Peoples' Day.
By the 1870s, the U.S. government had relocated most Native Americans in the lower Red River Valley to either the White Earth (Anishinaabeg) or Fort Sisseton (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) Reservations. Natives in Fargo-Moorhead were rare (and alienated) enough that their presence was mentioned in local newspapers. This O.E. Flaten photograph was taken about 1880.
Been so long since I seen Peggy Flanagan (running for MN Lt. Governor). She trained me on the Native Vote - GOTV during the recall of Gov. Walker. So static to see her again along with great candidates demonstrating ethical qualified leadership.
We are in the White Earth territories where currently “Steve Green - District 2B,” is supposed to represent us Anishinaabeg as well as our neighbors not Canadian corporation, Enbridge, but so many sponsored (actually Chief Authored HF3994) bills by Steve Green is against his own district constituents, sovereign nations of White Earth, including bill to gift Enbridge a free pass Line 3 permit ignoring the tribal adopted resolution opposing Line 3 to protect our water and wild rice - a bill governor Dayton veto’d as it bypassed a supposed fair process.
See more of his “Steve Green,” Chief Authored bills here ... disgusting >> https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_result.php?body=House&session=0902017&author1%5B%5D=&legid1=15395
Despite all this Green is trying to plague our communities of extreme extraction projects ... False promises that doesn’t reflect Minnesotans interests or morals that undermine our treaty rights ... we would like Green to disclose his $130,000+ donations. We can bet it’s dark money. 🤦🏻♀️ He’s so twisted that he thinks water cleans itself (http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/4222811-constituents-flock-town-hall-meeting) - ignoring again his constituents who’s concerns are for clean water not nitrogen contaminated water. He sits on the environment and natural resource committee folks ... not good
It’s time to #NativeVoteMN to protect our future and 💧 water. #Walz#Flanagan#KarenBranden#Northbird#StopLine3
White Earth, Anishinaabeg and Dakota .. Pow Wow the Vote for the #7thGenerations#TreatyRights#FutureEconomy#Walz#Flanagan#KarenBranden
How great it was to see the final product of our film “Trouble in the Garden” screened for the first time yesterday at @cinefestsudbury International Film Festival! Director and writer Roz Owen has captured an incredibly important tale, based on the many whose lives have been affected by the tragic Sixties Scoop. It was an honour to work on this project with such a strong cast and crew, including @jon_cor, @kelly.vanderburg, DOP @michael.j.caterina, @jtmesich, @jennyfrommclauch, @crossfaded, @tanbrazi, and all the rest who go by insane aliases and therefore I cannot find. Hopefully this film will generate discussion and awareness necessary to move forward. Keep an eye out for a screening near you! Now here are some behind the scenes shenanigans, and a lovely screen still to cover them. #troubleinthegarden#drama#independentfilm#indigenousrights
Yesterdays’ Paddle for Lel,Tos and the Salish Sea, a 14 km paddle around Lel,Tos (James Island) was well attended and enjoyed by all. A strong show of support for the Tsawout First Nations’ claim to treaty lands. @turning_the_tide @greenpartybc @pacificapaddle #firstnations#treatyrights#paddleforleltos#salishsea
i met a cool #librarian this afternoon. we met because i'm part of "a pretty merry band that's working to #dismantle the #columbus statue in what is now named #towergrove park. it's a start. what i'm looking for is..." she was surprised but supportive, leading me to several resources, one that included a chapter she'd written.
we chatted for some time about tensions of "colonial history" in a city that is #home to companies likes #monsanto and #boeing and #peabodyenergy .
we talked about the historic #violence but also all the nasty #jargon and legislative #shenanigans . at one point, i corrected her, gently, saying that "the land wasn't westernized, it was #colonized ." she paused.
we just stared at each other. she was at a loss for #words . she knows the #truth . it is just so hard to hear, to #honor ... like #treatyrights for those who have them (many don't) but more personal and everyday.
i asked if she'd be interested in hearing what it means, to me, to #decolonize the narrative and repair the damage. dismantling the statue is one step.
listening isn't formal decolonization, but it gets us a little closer. when i said i needed to leave but planned to return, she said she'd be working tomorrow.
she wants to #work with me.
#decolonization starts in the #heart . 🦋🙏🏽💎 #librariesofinstagram#librariansofinstagram#workworkworkworkwork#researchanddevelopment
Vegans and vegetarians: while animal welfare is an obviously important issue to indigenous communities, placing the blame for industrial farming and other animal slaughter on such communities is wrong. Indigenous communities in America, by right of treaties, have innate #sovereignty over their fish and game. Overfishing and excessive hunting does not happen as result of treaty rights. Similarly, indigenous people killing, cooking, and eating wildlife or domestic stock was and is sustainable. As many people have said before, no one on this planet cares more for their animals than the indigenous people who care for them. Lakota with #buffalo , Salish with #orca , Inuit with #seals , Masai with their #goats , Sami with #Reindeer . Oppose INDUSTRIAL means of animal use, not indigenous ones. #TreatyRights#Allthesetreatyrights#andstillnottreatedright#vegan#vegetarian#animal#animalrights#indigenous#native
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The US government has a responsibility under federal law to honor the rights guaranteed to tribal members in their treaties. The proposed Line 3 corridor would violate the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg by endangering primary areas of hunting, fishing, wild rice, and cultural resources in the 1855, 1854, and 1842 treaty territories. The US Supreme Court has upheld the rights of native people to hunt, fish, and subsist off the land. Line 3 threatens the culture, way of life, and physical survival of the Ojibwe people. - @stopline3pipeline