Is there any sound more beautiful than birds singing in the morning?
“I call it ‘hunting’ – non-natives come here ‘hunting’. They know they can come into our lands and rape us with impunity because they know that we can’t touch them. The US government has created that atmosphere.”— Lisa Brunner, an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Native American community, had this to say about sexual predators at Native American reservations
And this is why your hyper-sexualized, appropriation of our bodies as Native women is a problem white people.
We must live with the knowledge that 1 in 3 Native women will be sexually assaulted/abused/raped or be the victim of domestic violence.
Iraqi orphans singing.
UNICEF claims that there are approximately 800,000 orphans in Iraq today.
In Iraqi state orphanages, 1 in 3 children face abuse.
Art by Avis Charley
DEMAND FREEDOM FOR LEONARD PELTIER !
"The Power of Mother Earth," a 20-foot-tall mural by artist Thomas "Breeze" Marcus (Tohono O’Odham/Akimel O’odham/Ponca/Otoe/Hopi), went from outline to finished work in five days in celebration of the 56th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market held March 1-2, 2014.
From a pamphlet about the mural distributed to museum visitors:
"In the mural, Earth is personified as a woman of Indigenous background. Although Marcus has added cultural elements inspired by O’odham Himdak (O’odham way of life), she is not meant to be specifically from one tribe, culture or community; rather, she is a universal representation of Indigenous world cultures.
"In this piece we see the energy illuminating above and around our mother. The light energy represents the natural power of the planet and is meant to be a reminder of how much of a delicate balance the ecosystem is and also shares the imbalanced relationship we have with it as a species.
"Below the central figure we see traditional elements of O’odham culture mixed with the organic vines of Mother Earth reaching up and outwards almost as if she is coming alive to reclaim her land."
Decolonize the State Police: OPP
OPP Logic: Let’s go arrest some Indians protesting the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women… ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
F*ck state violence and the criminalization of our people.
Stand strong. #ItEndsHere