The Wife of Wrath
» If no inquiry, then what? Indigenous women talk about how to stem the violence via The Current

First Nations communities often feel their voices are left out of the discussions, and that to create real change, solutions will need to come from within the communities themselves.

To talk about what that change might look like, we were joined by:

Sarah Hunt, a researcher and educator who has focused on issues of violence and justice with First Nations communities in B.C. for more than 15 years.

Erin Konsmo, the Media Arts Justice and Projects Coordinator at the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and the Youth Coordinator and Media Contact for Walking With Our Sisters.

thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

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hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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Matt Anderson - Alberta Gold

canada, atm.

» http://ethiopienne.com/post/95795019633/maarnayeri-let-us-be-vividly-clear-about-this

maarnayeri:

Let us be vividly clear about this.

What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and…

Pair with: Vanity Fair’s list of other people the NYT has referred to as “no angel”

5centsapound:

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish descent, graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in British Columbia. In combining his own experiences with a political perspective, he paints landscapes with vivid, acidic colours, merging Native iconography with a surrealist influence to address West Coast Native issues (*with searing and unapologetic detail)

[…]Yuxweluptun has chosen art as a way to voice his political concerns, exposing environmental destruction and the struggle of Native people. He believes that his artwork stimulates dialogue between Native and non-Native people.

Fucking Creeps They’re Environmental Terrorists, 2013 

THE IMPENDING NISGA’A DEAL. LAST STAND. CHUMP CHANGE.1996

Scorched Earth, Clear-cut Logging on Native Sovereign Land. 1991

MONEY, POWER, GREED,  2012

THE DIRECTION OF LAND CLAIM NEGOTIATIONS 2013

Burying Another Face of Racism on First Nations Soil,1997

Usufruct 1995

INDIAN WORLD MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND 2012

Yuxweluptun is Salish for “man of many masks,” a name given to the artist during his initiation into the Sxwaixwe Society at the age of fourteen. It is Cowishan Salish belief that the Sxwaixwe is a supernatural being who came down from the sky to live at the bottom of a lake. There is a dance associated with this creature in which the mask plays an important role. Yuxweluptun explains, “You carry the mask that belongs to your family and you identify with the animal on the mask.” (Robin Laurence, “Man of Masks,” Canadian Art, Spring 1995).

wowowowowowow!

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msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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Chet Faker - Gold

It’s true, life is better in roller skates.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

no-indignity:

thetremblingofmyhand:

echoandivory:

maidousuji:

caulkings:

YEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWW

HERE’S A LINK FOR YOU LOVELIES

YEHAW FUCK YEAH

Seriously?? This is huge like if Texas can do it, all of those other states certainly can.

lowlier
JAACK THEY DID THE THING

SUCH excellent news! :D

congrats Texans!

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

no-indignity:

thetremblingofmyhand:

echoandivory:

maidousuji:

caulkings:

YEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWW

HERE’S A LINK FOR YOU LOVELIES

YEHAW FUCK YEAH

Seriously?? This is huge like if Texas can do it, all of those other states certainly can.

lowlier
JAACK THEY DID THE THING

SUCH excellent news! :D

congrats Texans!

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coralblue-number3:

reverseracism:

myintrovertedmind:

« The Real Africa : Fight The Stereotype » by Thiri Mariah Boucher

P.R.E.A.C.H.

I personally love this.

Someone finally said it. People act like Africa is one big country with one race. 

Love this

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marsofbrooklyn:

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here. 

YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

marsofbrooklyn:

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.

But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here

YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!

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thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

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What is happening in Ferguson is exactly what opponents of the rise in military-style policing across America have long feared: when the feds arm white local cops with weapons of war and their superiors encourage them not to just play dress-up but to use their new war toys, it is inevitable that ordinary citizens – especially citizens of color – will get treated as the enemy.
Ferguson is what happens when white suburban cops get weapons of war, writes Sadhbh Walshe.  (via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

Thank you for sharing this, Zelda. I’m so very sorry for your loss. 

miel-lapin:

funnyordie:

via Modern Office with Christina Hendricks

Yoooo

ohhhhhhh, snap!

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