blackfoot indians

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Seafair Pow-Wow 2015

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TBT. But every day is a good day to be indigenous! 

(Just some photos taken throughout my year as the Stampede Indian Princess) 1st Photo taken by Karyn Lee, photos 2-7 taken by Noah Fallis from Calgary’s Avenue Magazine

Excuse me for the rant I’m about to do, but I wanted to point out again that these are the REAL founding fathers of America. Not Christofer or whoever else people say is. Europeans came over and took THEIR land and claimed it as their own. They KILLED and FORCED all of them out if their homes and onto reservations. It pisses me off and we almost NEVER learn about the Native Americans in our history classes even though we are sitting in a school built on THEIR territory but people do not even have enough respect to put them in our education curriculum. And I also wanted to bring this up because summer is coming and people looooove to talk shit about my red skin and say “Ew your skin is so red what the fuck.” “You look like a lobster hahahaha.” and “OMG you’re so sunburned.” So excuse me and back the fuck up. I am not sunburned, that is the color of my ethnicity and race. Saying that shit is just as racist as anything else. If you’re allowed to love your white, tan, and black skin I am allowed to love my red skin. And no, I never lived in a tribe or reservation and I don’t speak any of the languages. But most of you never lived in Europe, Mexico, or Africa or speak a native language so you can stop with that there. And yes, I am part white, but the majority of my family starting from my great parents and back are mainly or full either Cherokee, Blackfoot, or Chickasaw. DO NOT try to invalidate me and my race. I have pride in my people and where I come from, thank you very much.

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The Evolution Of Angel Haze

“People need representation,” Haze stresses. “It means a lot to have any sort of representation.”

All the more impactful, then, that Haze has been increasingly more vocal about their gender.

“I feel like my agenderness and my gender identity have evolved,” they say. “I spent a lot of time, in my earlier years of limelight, suppressing myself.”

That age of suppression is coming to an end. They add that in their language — Haze is Creole, Cherokee, and Blackfoot Indian, and a self-taught speaker of Tsalagi — their identity means two-spirited. “It’s normal that people can feel like they’re two things trapped in one body.” They will continue, through their various forums of advocacy, to further this message of normality. No big deal, nothing to see here — nothing, that is, besides a really, really good rapper.

Though Haze’s gender identity has evolved with the passing years, and their stint on Truce prompts their week-to-week evolution in the television personality game, there is one thing that seems, always, to come easy.
“Performing is natural,” they tell me. And I’m inclined to believe them, if only because their force of presence behind the mic — their vitality, their singular style, their certain brand of fearlessness — always makes it seem so.

Onstage, Haze says, “everyone knows what I’m about. What I’m going to do.”

Y’all wanna read an interview about an incredible rapper by a reporter who properly genders them throughout the article? Of course you do.

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Name: Destiny

Nicknames: Dess, Dessy, Lace, Dizzy

Zodiac sign: Capricorn 100%

Height: 5′7

Orientation: Straight

Ethnicity: African American (Scottish & Blackfoot Indian - My great grandparents) *I usually just say I’m black. I know nothing about my family’s bloodline*

Favourite fruit: All fruit, but mainly Mango

Favourite season: Fall & Winter

Favourite book series: Twilight Saga, House of Night Novels, anything that catches my eye & of course Manga

Favourite flower: Hydrangeas

Favourite scent: Clean Linen, Cinnamon, Pine, Gasoline, Burning Leaves & that mulch stuff that goes into hamster cages? Omg! Everytime I go into Petsmart, I have to catch a whiff of that! Lol. (Weird, I know)

Favourite color: Blues & Purples

Favourite animal: Dogs & Horses

Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: Tea all day

Average sleep hours: Eight hours

Cat or dog person?: I love dogs!!!

Favourite fictional characters: The entire Sailor Moon cast. Sailor Saturn & Sailor Neptune, more than others. Pizzazz from Jem & The Holograms. Cloud Strife (that’s bae). Blake & Emerald from RWBY. Batman & Wonder Woman. Aqua Lad. Bulma. Every Monster High character. Kid Death from Soul Eater. King from Seven Deadly Sins. There are more, but I’ll be here all day lol.

Number of blankets you sleep with: One huge blanket

Dream trip: Japan/Tokyo

Blog created: Sometime last year, too lazy to check lol. This is not my first rodeo. I’ve had multiple simblrs way before this one. 

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How I feel when the talk of illegal immigration comes up…. Of course deportation of white euros will not happen… I give it a shrug…. Lets come up with better policies. Path way to citizenship for all! Who wants to become an American?? Anyone can be an american its a land where people come to escape persecution from their country because of poverty, war, corruption, religious freedom, etc. We should not physically shut down our boarders. Didnt work for the Chinese empire and look at north korea.

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Blackfoot Tipis c.1900

The description on the website:

‘In 1896 Walter McClintock traveled as a photographer for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition’s Blackfoot Indian scout, William Jackson or Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Jackson introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana. Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies.

McClintock believed that Indian communities were undergoing swift, dramatic transformations that might obliterate their traditional culture. He sought to create a record of a life-way that might disappear. He wrote books, mounted photographic exhibitions, and delivered numerous public lectures about the Blackfoot.’