ringtales
amillionparachutes:

ndnlogosagogo:

Vine Deloria Jr. ‘s:Custer Died for Your Sins An Indian Manifesto.
"Scalping, introduced prior to the French and Indian war by the English, confirmed the suspicion that Indians were wild animals to be hunted and skinned … an Indian scalp became more valuable than beaver, otter, marten, and other animal pelts…"
"Because the Negro labored, he was considered a draft animal. Because the Indian occupied large areas of land, he was considered a wild animal."
#ndn #NativeAmerican #FirstNations #Indian #literature

"Because the Negro labored, he was considered a draft animal. Because the Indian occupied large areas of land, he was considered a wild animal."

amillionparachutes:

ndnlogosagogo:

Vine Deloria Jr. ‘s:Custer Died for Your Sins An Indian Manifesto.

"Scalping, introduced prior to the French and Indian war by the English, confirmed the suspicion that Indians were wild animals to be hunted and skinned … an Indian scalp became more valuable than beaver, otter, marten, and other animal pelts…"

"Because the Negro labored, he was considered a draft animal. Because the Indian occupied large areas of land, he was considered a wild animal."

#ndn #NativeAmerican #FirstNations #Indian #literature

"Because the Negro labored, he was considered a draft animal. Because the Indian occupied large areas of land, he was considered a wild animal."

izanzanwin

allthecanadianpolitics:

A beautiful set of portrait photography called PERCEPTION by Aboriginal artist K.C. Adams. She explains:

Tired of reading negative and disparaging remarks directed at Indigenous people of Winnipeg in the press and social media, local artist KC Adams creates a body of work that documents another perspective.

This photo series called “Perception,” is an attempt to combat the stereotypes some of the public have of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people to illustrate, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

In the first photo, the models were asked to think about racist remarks they or their family have experienced such as the text written on the title of their photo. In the second photo, they were asked to think about a family member or a happy moment in their life and write their own self-identifying title

"I always felt that there were so many Indigenous People in Winnipeg who were leaders in their community and living normal or average lives. However their stories never made it into the newspapers or on social media. Then the scandal with Mayoral candidate Gord Steeve’s wife Lorrie Steeves broke in the media and I realized that racism is very much alive in Winnipeg. I decided to ask models to pose for me and offer them a chance to label themselves". 
— KC Adams #perception — in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

gnostix1
dynastylnoire:

1109-83:

funkymonkey-boy:

 ”A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, these bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so effective that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890.”
They were slaughtered as part of a U.S. Government Policy to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there.

"…to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there."

America has been stuck on genocide ever since white people landed here.

dynastylnoire:

1109-83:

funkymonkey-boy:

 ”A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, these bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so effective that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890.”

They were slaughtered as part of a U.S. Government Policy to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there.

"…to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there."

America has been stuck on genocide ever since white people landed here.

nitanahkohe

…the government sees aboriginal justice initiatives (aimed at aboriginal offenders) and a national DNA database for missing persons as appropriate measures…Surely tracking indigenous girls’ DNA so they can be identified after they die is not the starting point for justice. Indigenous women want to matter before we go missing. We want our lives to matter as much as our deaths; our stake in the present political struggle for indigenous resurgence is as vital as the future.

So do we need an inquiry?

We need to stop the killing of 15-year-old native girls. We need to put an end to the abduction of indigenous women. We need to overhaul a justice system in which justice is so distorted that it is no longer recognizable. We need no more excuses, no more condolences, no more lists of missing women. We need an end to treating violence as mundane.

An inquiry will only help if it has action attached and if it shifts power into the hands of indigenous women, meaning it is led by indigenous women…Accountability means supporting existing anti-violence measures already being initiated by indigenous communities. These include rite-of-passage ceremonies to restore honour for young women, the Moosehide Campaign in which native boys and men take on culturally-relevant responsibilities to end violence toward women, and mentoring between girls and women which fosters the resurgence of women’s cultural roles at a local level…Accountability means supporting indigenous visions of justice, restoring our humanity and upholding girls’ resistance and leadership.

Treating our deaths as unremarkable is a form of violence that needs to stop along with the murders themselves. Taking steps to end the violence now is the only route to justice.

gnostix1
thebigkelu:

Wolf - Crow - 1908
WOLF, Tsetufh Born I857. Mountain Crow; Not Mixed clan; Fox organization. His medicine of wolf was obtained by purchase. He has to his credit a dakAhe and a captured gun, both honors having been won at the same time, when he rushed into a protected hollow where were concealed two Yanktonai who had already killed three and wounded two of the attacking Apsaroke. Again, when six of a party of seven turned back without finding the enemy, Wolf alone went forward and captured a tethered horse from the camp. In pursuing some Yanktonai who had taken Apsaroke horses, he and a companion charged; his horse went down, and as he arose he himself was shot.

thebigkelu:

Wolf - Crow - 1908

WOLF, Tsetufh Born I857. Mountain Crow; Not Mixed clan; Fox organization. His medicine of wolf was obtained by purchase. He has to his credit a dakAhe and a captured gun, both honors having been won at the same time, when he rushed into a protected hollow where were concealed two Yanktonai who had already killed three and wounded two of the attacking Apsaroke. Again, when six of a party of seven turned back without finding the enemy, Wolf alone went forward and captured a tethered horse from the camp. In pursuing some Yanktonai who had taken Apsaroke horses, he and a companion charged; his horse went down, and as he arose he himself was shot.