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Indigenous Nations of Mexico, by Aaron Carapella
Indigenous New Media Symposium - Panel Discussion | The New School
“Today a female will give birth, a female will be raped, a female will laugh, a female will awake. In light of Women’s History Month in March, we are here to honor the female, women and girls on this planet–in all their hardships, triumphs, and successes. The females who hold our hands and who replenish our mental ache. The females who continue to love in spite of it all, and the females who paved the way for equality and for belief in the greatness of woman and of girl power. Please join us throughout this month as we listen and engage with the voices of both males and females, as we analyze what it would be like if women and girls ruled the world.”—The BK Nation Editorial Team
BK Nation (“BK” stands for “Building Knowledge”) is a new national organization based in New York City. It is a movement of people from all backgrounds, combining grassroots activism, pop culture, technology, and social media to spark projects and campaigns led by the people, for the people. BK Nation embraces the motto “The leadership is us” to convey that “any real and lasting change in our America, and on our planet, will happen because of our voices, our ideas, and our actions.”
My brilliant and powerful women friends:
BK Nation, via our website www.bknation.org, is doing a special Women’s History Month package throughout March. We are asking women and girls of all backgrounds and ages to use your cellphone or computer video camera and make a short video no longer than 30-60 seconds. Say your first and last name, where you are from, and then complete this sentence: “If women and girls ruled the world….” Once done please email your video to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much!
We would love to get Native sister voices of all ages and humbly request submissions. Please send by March 15th, 2014.
Native runner in Taos, NM 1914 photographed by Carl Moon. By way of Thosh Collins.
I AM INDIGENOUS by Chad Charlie
I am indigenous.
I am the first people you see when you discover a new land.
I am the squatter who lived here before any of these new plans.
I am the savage who fought for the sake of my family.
I am the beast that you patriotically killed randomly.
I am the disease infested Injin that accepted your sickness filled blankets.
I am the unreligious devil who worshipped my god but represented satan.
I am the drunk laying on the corner, but yet I don’t drink.
I am the university studying lawyer, but yet I don’t think.
I am the worthless orphan left in foster care away from my culture.
Many of my people wanted to adopt me but I was fed to the vultures.
I am the residential school survivor that was stripped of my bogus traditions.
I am the chief of my people but yet, I belong in prison.
I am the mascot of your sports teams, And the names of your cities.
I am the non-existing parasite that you apologize to out of pity.
I am the one who taught you to harvest and to use natures medicine.
But I am also the one who has yet to come up with an invention.
My intentions were to kill you, rape your wives and enslave your children.
Only to assimilate you so you can become regular civilians.
I speak in my language that you recognize as dumb.
I am the crazy person because I don’t speak in tongue.
I am your spirit guide, I am open for prayer. But I am also available when you want to speak to a bear.
I am the old Indian ghost on whose grave you live.
I am the cartoon character that you portray to little kids.
I am your Apache helicopter and your Jeep Grand Cherokee.
And apparently I’m a float in your parade when you feel like staring at me.
I am an Indian giver, I take things back when I like.
I am your ironically cold-blooded indigenous stereotype
We can’t thank you enough for reblogging, boosting, tweeting, and donating to the effort. We couldn’t have accomplished this without you. Your generosity is appreciated. This project will help Dakota reservations move away from dependency on fossil fuels like expensive propane while staying warm during bitterly cold winters. You’ve saved lives.
Wopila tanka (Many thanks).
Even though we’ve reached our goal, you can continue to donate through March 2014. 100% of monies raised will go towards Heating the Rez.
Join LRI’s twitter storm today. We’re tweeting to bring attention to
Leonard Peltier’s wrongful incarceration. Barack Obama should grant him clemency. We’re using the hashtags #FreePeltier and #ClemencyNow
Posted from Mato Oglala Lakota
Tomorrow! Saturday Feb 15 at 11:00am MST at the Rapid City Civic Center Band Shelter - Rapid City. Snacks & Drinks offered after!
Lakota Art Studio is bringing 30 shirts 1st come 1st served for 1st 30 registrants (only 10$) come run a 5k or 10k or walk a mile for the cause: we’ve raised 37k so far and stoves will be installed! But we’ve got big dreams with this, thank you all for your support.
One week has passed since we launched a new campaign, Heating the Rez. Since then, we’re raised over $37,000!
Heating the Rez is more than a band aid fix. It’s a permanent solution. Regenerative heating will keep Native families on Dakota reservations warm without burning fossil fuels. It’s much cheaper too.
We’re not done yet. We still need to raise $12,900 to reach our $50,000 goal. Please continue to reblog the link, and donate if you can.
No one else has to freeze to death.