friendly reminder that Misandry-Mermaid has frequently silenced Native Women and refused to acknowledge or apologize for the fact. Reminder that Misandry-Mermaid has in fact, stepped out of her lane and talked over Native women multiple times and when called out tries to backtrack and use other people or causes as shields and winds up throwing people under the bus or using the "yeah but THIS Native agrees with me" thing to defend herself. So basically, friendly reminder that she isn't an ally.

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I do not want to support someone who speaks over Native women, but I also do not want to spread rumors about a blogger. I haven’t seen these actions, but I will try to find some proof of this, because if it is true I wouldn’t want to follow that blog. I have seen a lot of gossip turning into bullying, which I do not want to take part in, so I will research this carefully. If anyone has any links to this behavior I would like to see it, because this blog needs to be a safe space. 

Near where I live, they are thinking of doing a school play about the relations between settlers and Indigenous populations. They want to have Indigenous characters in the play, but where I am is a cultural desert so finding ACTUAL Indigenous children to play the parts would be nigh impossible... even if they have Indigenous peoples supervising it and helping to write the script (or person... ie me) but I worry it might be problematic... wondering what you think? :/

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I don’t have enough information to have an informed opinion. Questions come to mind though; such as, what is the purpose of this play? Is it a “Thanksgiving” thing? Are the relationships past or present-not that there is much difference. What is the point in displaying relations between indigenous peoples and settlers? To me, it just sounds like it could easily become some internalized racist thing that would silence issues of oppression. There are ways to talk appropriately to children about racism, oppression, genocide etc.. but I have yet to see it in school-play form. What concerns do you have about it?

aljazeeraamerica:

Green movement embracing more radical tactics as desperation grows: Organizers say climate change crisis narrowing divisions between traditional green groups, reformist factions 
Hundreds of thousands of people marched recently in the biggest climate-related demonstration ever. The slogan of the march: “To change everything, we need everyone.”
A day later hundreds of people were arrested in downtown Manhattan for blocking traffic as part of the Flood Wall Street demonstration. The protesters’ slogan: “Stop capitalism. End the climate crisis.”
The two events, within 24 hours of each other and just a few miles apart, juxtaposed what have been two factions in the larger climate movement. The climate march highlighted the big-tent approach to organizing. Groups with widely differing and often conflicting ideals came together to broadcast a message that climate change is important — which they accomplished — but offered few solutions.\
Photo credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty
By: Peter Moskowitz

aljazeeraamerica:

Green movement embracing more radical tactics as desperation grows: Organizers say climate change crisis narrowing divisions between traditional green groups, reformist factions 

Hundreds of thousands of people marched recently in the biggest climate-related demonstration ever. The slogan of the march: “To change everything, we need everyone.”

A day later hundreds of people were arrested in downtown Manhattan for blocking traffic as part of the Flood Wall Street demonstration. The protesters’ slogan: “Stop capitalism. End the climate crisis.”

The two events, within 24 hours of each other and just a few miles apart, juxtaposed what have been two factions in the larger climate movement. The climate march highlighted the big-tent approach to organizing. Groups with widely differing and often conflicting ideals came together to broadcast a message that climate change is important — which they accomplished — but offered few solutions.\

Photo credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty

By: Peter Moskowitz

izanzanwin:


[Image that says:
Effects of racism on white children: 
-Denial of reality-Rationalization-Rigid thinking-Superiority-Fear and hatred
Effect of racism on children of color:
-Overidentification with white people-Separation and alienation -Confusion and bewilderment-Rejection-Shame-Anger and Rage
Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, writtem by Stacey York, published by Redleaf Press, 2003.]

Consider this and the psyhcological impact of Native Mascotry on Native children’s self esteem  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/07/22/indian-mascots-report-washington-nfl-team/13006145/

izanzanwin:

[Image that says:

Effects of racism on white children: 

-Denial of reality
-Rationalization
-Rigid thinking
-Superiority
-Fear and hatred

Effect of racism on children of color:

-Overidentification with white people
-Separation and alienation 
-Confusion and bewilderment
-Rejection
-Shame
-Anger and Rage

Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, writtem by Stacey York, published by Redleaf Press, 2003.]

Consider this and the psyhcological impact of Native Mascotry on Native children’s self esteem  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/07/22/indian-mascots-report-washington-nfl-team/13006145/

(Source: indigenous-rising)

Tribe In North Carolina Bans Fracking

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has joined a growing number of local governments opposing the state legislature’s decision to allow hydraulic fracturing, called fracking, in North Carolina. Earlier this month, tribal council passed a resolution outlawing the practice on tribal lands, a force of authority stronger than what county and municipal governments possess.

The June legislation that lifted the state’s moratorium on fracking included a clause keeping local governments from outlawing the practice in their jurisdiction, so their resolutions are an expression of opinion rather than an act of law. But the Eastern Band is a sovereign nation, so the tribal council is able to completely prevent drilling on Cherokee land.

“The State of North Carolina is without legal authority to permit hydraulic fracturing on Tribal Trust lands,” the resolution reads, later CONTINUING, “The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will not permit or authorize any person, corporation or other legal entity to engage in hydraulic fracturing on Tribal Trust lands.”

"CRIHB has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health and wellness in Indian Country! Over half of this award ($2.3 million) will be given to tribes for the implementation of activities addressing health and wellness needs in their communities. More information about this opportunity will be available soon. Check out the attached press release and spread the word."

"CRIHB has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health and wellness in Indian Country! Over half of this award ($2.3 million) will be given to tribes for the implementation of activities addressing health and wellness needs in their communities. More information about this opportunity will be available soon. Check out the attached press release and spread the word."