eyesthebye
eyesthebye:


The last few days I have been very joyfully busy with my new volunteer work. I am writing the biographies for a conference coming to Ottawa in October. Over the next week or so I will be telling you what will be going on here. The picture is of my favourite First Nations Elder who will host thisAlbert Dumont. The link is to the actual site. The keynote speaker is Dr Anita Olsen Harper, widow of the late Elijah Harper.
file:///C:/Users/Nelson/Downloads/Convenant%20Chain%20Link%20V.pdf

eyesthebye:

The last few days I have been very joyfully busy with my new volunteer work. I am writing the biographies for a conference coming to Ottawa in October. Over the next week or so I will be telling you what will be going on here. The picture is of my favourite First Nations Elder who will host thisAlbert Dumont. The link is to the actual site. The keynote speaker is Dr Anita Olsen Harper, widow of the late Elijah Harper.

file:///C:/Users/Nelson/Downloads/Convenant%20Chain%20Link%20V.pdf

firstnationsmatterscanada
firstnationsmatterscanada:




The 5 Must-See Native Films of 2013





ICTMN Staff




12/16/13









"… 2013 has been a truly outstanding year for Native cinema. In addition to an always-strong slate of documentary films, among themIndian Relay,Urban Rez, andYoung Lakota, Native directors and actors turned in exceptional work in a number of movies, and that’s what we’ll focus on here. (By our own ad-hoc reasoning, and despite solid work by Natives in supporting roles, we’re disqualifying the endlessly-analyzed farce that wasThe Lone Ranger and the less-ridiculous Jimmy P.for casting non-Natives in leading roles. Our list, our rules.) If you’d like to see some good contemporary narrative flicks by Natives or featuring Natives, here’s a handful of the best:
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/16/5-must-see-native-films-2013-152396

firstnationsmatterscanada:

The 5 Must-See Native Films of 2013

12/16/13

"… 2013 has been a truly outstanding year for Native cinema. In addition to an always-strong slate of documentary films, among themIndian Relay,Urban Rez, andYoung Lakota, Native directors and actors turned in exceptional work in a number of movies, and that’s what we’ll focus on here. (By our own ad-hoc reasoning, and despite solid work by Natives in supporting roles, we’re disqualifying the endlessly-analyzed farce that wasThe Lone Ranger and the less-ridiculous Jimmy P.for casting non-Natives in leading roles. Our list, our rules.) If you’d like to see some good contemporary narrative flicks by Natives or featuring Natives, here’s a handful of the best:

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/16/5-must-see-native-films-2013-152396

soviet-canuckistan

This reality is a bit harder to swallow: There are more white people in the US and Canada because the US and Canada were established using the systematic genocide of Native peoples, the theft of Native lands, and the labour of enslaved peoples in the past and immigrant peoples currently who were and are never meant to stay or survive.

And now you’re uncomfortable. Good.

When you accept and acknowledge that census figures reflect a long history of marginalization, it is preposterous to use these same figures as the benchmark to which you measure the inclusion of marginalized people.

There’s a great piece in the Toast about representation and diversity (‘Proportional Representation’ Has No Place In Diversity Discussions by Léonicka Valcius) today. (via whineandbeer)
soviet-canuckistan

This reality is a bit harder to swallow: There are more white people in the US and Canada because the US and Canada were established using the systematic genocide of Native peoples, the theft of Native lands, and the labour of enslaved peoples in the past and immigrant peoples currently who were and are never meant to stay or survive.

And now you’re uncomfortable. Good.

When you accept and acknowledge that census figures reflect a long history of marginalization, it is preposterous to use these same figures as the benchmark to which you measure the inclusion of marginalized people.

There’s a great piece in the Toast about representation and diversity (‘Proportional Representation’ Has No Place In Diversity Discussions by Léonicka Valcius) today. (via whineandbeer)