terresauvage

terresauvage:

Christian White

Xiitiid Xyaalaas [Salmonberry Bird], 2014

This work is about a group of birds that we know in Haida Gwaii as salmonberry birds. They are songbirds (Swainson’s Thrush) and arrive in the springtime to spread the seeds — and the sweetness of their songs cause the berry bushes to sprout and the flowers to bloom. They assist in the pollination of the flowers and bringing forth the fruit much prized by our people.

We have created several Salmonberry Bird masks for the Woman’s Dancing Society — and have assisted with the revival and creation of old and new chants and songs.

almaraye
almaraye:

Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Raft Point in Doubtful Bay on Australia’s Kimberley Coast contains the rock art of the Wandjinas, the mythical ancestors to the Worrora and other Kimberley Aboriginals. This panel depicts the haloed figured Wandjina and various fish which tell the dreamtime story of “The Great Fish Chase”. It is not possible to date the rock art because the current day Worrora ceremonially touch up the paintings. Aboard the National Geographic Orion. @thephotosociety @natgeotravel #australia #aboriginals #kimberley #wandjinas #rockart #dreamtime #umbre #worrora

almaraye:

Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Raft Point in Doubtful Bay on Australia’s Kimberley Coast contains the rock art of the Wandjinas, the mythical ancestors to the Worrora and other Kimberley Aboriginals. This panel depicts the haloed figured Wandjina and various fish which tell the dreamtime story of “The Great Fish Chase”. It is not possible to date the rock art because the current day Worrora ceremonially touch up the paintings. Aboard the National Geographic Orion. @thephotosociety @natgeotravel #australia #aboriginals #kimberley #wandjinas #rockart #dreamtime #umbre #worrora

almaraye
almaraye:

Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Early morning, a girl from the Khan’s camp is getting #water for tea. At 14.000 feet, the camp’s spring freezes overnight and the #ice must be broken open with a steel bar. I am posting images from 2012 expeditions to #Afghanistan’s Pamir mountains, now focusing on food habits of the Afghan Kyrgyz high-altitude community. Part 6 of my @natgeo story on the “Evolution of Diet” coming out in September. For the full SERIES, head over to @paleyphoto. For more on the Afghan Kyrgyz, see Nat Geo article from February 2013, http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/wakhan-corridor/paley-photography #red #food #latergram #evolutionofdiet #paleodiet @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

almaraye:

Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Early morning, a girl from the Khan’s camp is getting #water for tea. At 14.000 feet, the camp’s spring freezes overnight and the #ice must be broken open with a steel bar. I am posting images from 2012 expeditions to #Afghanistan’s Pamir mountains, now focusing on food habits of the Afghan Kyrgyz high-altitude community. Part 6 of my @natgeo story on the “Evolution of Diet” coming out in September. For the full SERIES, head over to @paleyphoto. For more on the Afghan Kyrgyz, see Nat Geo article from February 2013, http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/wakhan-corridor/paley-photography #red #food #latergram #evolutionofdiet #paleodiet @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

likeafieldmouse

likeafieldmouse:

To Music

Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
silence of paintings. You, language where all language
ends. You, time
standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.

Feelings for whom? O you the transformation
of feelings into what? - : into audible landscape.
You stranger: music. You,…

dakotapuma

Anonymous asked:

You can't kick people out of a certain land or claim that they don't belong there just because their ancestors invaded that area. I'm white, but I was still born in America and this land is my home and no one has a right to tell me to "go back to Europe". I didn't come from Europe, I come from America. This relates to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Most Israelis were born in Israel, and that is their home. Same thing with the Palestinians. No should be kicked out of the land where they were born

socialismartnature answered:

Actually, I think that the land should be shared by all, equally — though those who have been made refugees from their lands and have been subjected to genocide, such as Native Americans and Palestinians, should be given reparations, either monetarily or in kind.

The irony, however, is that the people most opposed to sharing the land are not the oppressed indigenous population, but rather the ancestors of the invading, colonizing population.

It has been white Americans who have kicked Native Americans out of their homelands. It is white Americans who stole Mexican land and now tell Mexican and other “immigrants” to “go back” to where they came from. It is white Americans who refuse to share the land with its original inhabitants.

Likewise in historic Palestine. It was the Israeli colonizers who kicked the native Palestinians out of their homelands and told them to “go back” to the surrounding regions. It is Israelis who want to remove all Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza and prohibit refugees in Jordan and Lebanon from returning to their homelands which Israel has annexed.

So what we see is that if we want a world in which all of the Earth’s inhabitants can share it and prosper equally, we have to fight against the white supremacist and European-colonist-supremacist notions which reject the very idea of sharing the land with the natives, but rather seek to ethnically cleans native lands, and then refuse the ancestors of those native populations the right to return to the lands that they were kicked out of by the colonial ancestors of the present-day dominant population.

If you are, as you say, in principle against “kicking people out of certain lands” or “claiming that they don’t belong there”, then you need to stand up to the racism against indigenous people, the chauvinism and ignorance of the ancestral colonial population, the refusal of the dominant society to recognize the just claims of the historically colonized peoples.

Otherwise, your concern about people being “kicked out of their homelands” will ring utterly and completely hollow.

For why should Native Americans or Palestinians — or even anyone who cares about social justice — given a damn about your right, as the descendant of a colonizer, to stay on occupied land, when you do not recognize the right of the indigenous population to seek redress for the injustices committed against them when they were kicked off their land by your ancestors.