winnememwintuvoice:

Unist’ot’en resistance camp, in the path of a natural gas pipeline in Vancouver BC, has put out the call for supporters to come and take part in their Construction camp, May 12-30 and the Action camp, July 16-20.

unistotencamp.com

unistotencamp.wordpress.com

bl4zn-ivyskies:

Kayapo Indigenous man in a supermarket.

(via fb 
Aboriginal and Tribal Nation News)

hick-ups:

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.

I remember observing this photograph in my Native American History book, with the explanation that settlers who enacted this practice, largely shot buffalo for their idle pleasure— leaving behind whole carcasses to rot; the government could not conquer the Indigenous people of the region through battle, so they had to resort to such a practice. The steady decline of the buffalo prevented Indigenous people’s from subsisting, and maintaining cultural life-ways. The U.S. government slaughtered the buffalo in order to create a situation where they had agency, in which Indigenous people were forced into their dependence and had to rely on the U.S. government for rations. 

In this image, the buffalo’s skulls are being sold as fertilizer. 

Now fast forward, and we find studies that suggest large animal grazing is actually an integral solution to maintaining the integrity of ecosystems (it’s no wonder the Dust Bowl occurred in addition to lands being over-farmed by white settlers). 

Indigenous people are and have always had cultural life-ways that supersede what capitalism is presumptuous enough to believe is better for the environment, and our general well-being. Indigenous people have always had cultural life-ways that were and still are integral to the ecosystems which we live within.

These days, everyone thinks they are separate from the ecosystems that they are polluting, destroying, and profiting from. 

(via angrypeopleofcolorunited)

AlterNATIVE Education

wocinsolidarity:

Hey, guys! A couple of my friends at my university really need your help! They are a group of Native (mostly women) students who are trying to spread decolonized education (woooohoooo!!!!) to Native high schoolers on reservations and in New Mexico. It would really help
them out if you could donate something or signal boost this. They are not getting paid, but they need money to travel to the students. Any donation at all is helpful!

Here is what they have to say:

WHO ARE WE?

AlterNATIVE Education is an education-focused non-profit that works with Native American/American Indian students to teach them about the left out history of American Indians. Our facilitators are composed entirely of Columbia University students, the majority being of American Indian descent.

WHAT WE DO
AlterNATIVE Education is a peer-education and mentorship initiative that will ENGAGE students with Native histories, Native governments, Na-tive arts and Native current events, which are topics that are not talked about often enough in the classroom; EMPOWER Native students as community members, as individuals, as agents of change; and finally, ENCOURAGE Native students to seriously consider pursuing higher education through long-term mentorship. AlterNATIVE’s ultimate goal is to have 100% of AlterNATIVE mentees graduate from high school and apply to college.

SUMMER 2014

This summer, alterNATIVE education is expanding, going from four sites to six. This summer, our alterNATIVE education facilitators will be at:

Isleta Pueblo, NM Zuni Pueblo, NM
Pine Hill, NM To’hajiilee, NM
Farmington, NM Acoma Pueblo, NM

CONTACT US

Visit our website at
http://anativeeducation.com

Contact us at:
anativeeducation@gmail.com

(via fuckcolonialism)

shoptamarind:

These one-of-a kind leather beaded cuffs are handcrafted by formerly unemployed Native American women! #shoptamarind #jewelry #handmade #beads #leather #colors (at Tamarind)

(Source: penseessecretes, via arealway)

My former Diné Bizaad (Navajo Language) Instructor, with a published book I much anticipate with the excitement that her work will be at my fingertips— as I turn page after page!

Mad respect for this woman. 

(Source: navajohopiobserver.com)