first nation people

infinite-scratch  asked:

Didn't Anduin and Baine become buddies at some point?

Yeah they’re rather close but I guess that doesn’t matter but let’s be honest: absolutely nothing to do with tauren had been considered when it comes to their involvement with the Horde because they get No Lore - they’re an awesome ancient minotaur people, with strong shamanistic and druidic customs, equal parts strong, merciless warriors and hunters and wise, peaceful mentors, with heavy aesthetics inspired by First Nations people, with multiple interestinf sub-race offshoots. And yet somehow after the stuff in early Catalcysm with Cairne and priests/paladins ended they’ve had no impact in WoW, no nuance and criticism to their place in the Horde and former ties to night elf peace, and no additional worldbuilding on how they feel and view the subraces we’ve met and their other allied or at-war tribes

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I hear time and time again the phrase ‘Native culture’. What does that mean? Because it seems to me people are still uneducated about the first peoples and our cultures. As you’ll see above, Indigenous cultures across turtle island are very diverse and unique. Each nation / tribe has they’re own language, values and cultural teachings. So, please for the people saying ‘Native American culture’ as if we are one group, educate yourself on the very different cultural groups that reside here on this land.

World Indigenous Peoples Day 2017

August will be here soon! On August 9th, we’ll be celebrating World Indigenous Peoples Day!

On that day, The Aila Test would love to feature all indigenous / aboriginal people from around the world.

If you are indigenous, submit to us or tag us in selfies, photographs, artwork, poetry, short films, any media project, or any news/events that you’d like us to shine a light on and bring more attention to!

National Aboriginal Day was such a great success and it was really beautiful and healing to see so many Indigenous people. It would be wonderful to see it again. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to celebrate ourselves, our culture, our history, and the things we’ve shared with each other and the world.

Please spread the word!

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Why you should give Z Nation a (second) chance
Why you should stop comparing it to Walking Dead
Why you should definitely be PATIENT with it and only decide whether you like it after the major turning point that is episode 1.6.

bonus:

Our elders have been warning us about this for generations now—they saw the unsustainability of settler society immediately. Societies based on conquest cannot be sustained, so yes, I do think we’re getting closer to that breaking point for sure. We’re running out of time. We’re losing the opportunity to turn this thing around. We don’t have time for this massive slow transformation into something that’s sustainable and alternative. I do feel like I’m getting pushed up against the wall. Maybe my ancestors felt that 200 years ago or 400 years ago. But I don’t think it matters. I think that the impetus to act and to change and to transform, for me, exists whether or not this is the end of the world. If a river is threatened, it’s the end of the world for those fish. It’s been the end of the world for somebody all along. And I think the sadness and the trauma of that is reason enough for me to act.
—  Leanne Simpson, Nishnaabeg writer and theorist
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

National Aboriginal Day is on June 21st. If it doesn’t coincide with another event (I remember a few years back that it did with BlackOut, but was worked around), I think we should celebrate. If you’re Aboriginal / Indigenous, upload your selfies, post art, talk about Aboriginal characters that you know and love, talk about books and films made by and for Indigenous people. We are still here but we are individually unique and have our own experiences and stories to tell. 

Use #HappyAboriginalDay and spread the word.

EDIT: The date for BlackOut is June 6th. We’re in the clear!

SECOND EDIT: 

This post has gained a lot of attention over the last couple of days! Thank you to everybody who has shared and reblogged it. I want to take a moment to address a question that keeps popping up: if you are indigenous/aboriginal, you can participate if you choose to! This is not limited just to Native American / First Nations people. If you are Ainu, Maori, Saami, native Hawaiian, etc, feel free to participate! It’s great opportunity for us to represent ourselves, our cultures, our lives, our heroes, and celebrate both our differences and similarities. 

I can’t wait to see you all on June 21st! Keep boosting this post and don’t forget to use the #HappyAboriginalDay tag!

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People Shouldn't Buy the Right to Steal Your Land
Native Americans have seen this monster before.

The involvement of the indigenous populations in both the United States and Canada in the opposition to various pipelines, including the Keystone XL, should come as no surprise.

As we have said, the abuse and misuse of the eminent domain process in the construction of the pipeline here has been an effective organizing tool to bring together environmentalists and ranchers to oppose the project. And if it is nothing else, the history of the native peoples on this continent is the greatest example of eminent domain abuse in human history.

They know better than anyone the feeling that greater forces from the outside can overwhelm and threaten long-standing ways of life.

On Tuesday, in a basement ballroom of a downtown hotel, the Ponca, Santee, Omaha, and Winnebago peoples organized a treaty among themselves, and several other tribes, expressing their opposition to the pipeline.

From the start, here and in Canada, the indigenous peoples of the continent have been at the heart of the opposition to projects like this one, most visibly during the extended confrontation over the Dakota Access pipeline. In Nebraska, the alliance between Native Americans and ranchers, particularly over issues of eminent domain, not only was shot through with remarkable historical je ne sais quoi, it was a pragmatic decision based on common interests.

People shouldn’t buy the right to steal your land. The Native people are familiar with this phenomenon and with how angry its victims can become…

A note on transgender military service:

I want to remind everyone that people who join the military most often do so due to economic hardship, misguided patriotism, and promises of a better future.

I will additionally remind folks that yes, I am aware that in reality our military is the tool by which United States imperialism is enforced across the globe.

A final reminder: look at the big picture. In practice, this ban isn’t much different from before. Trans people will continue to serve in silence when they are forced to by social pressure and poverty. Those who are currently in the military but out as trans have a rough road ahead. But again, big picture: this is yet another step intended to make clear that trans people are not welcome as members of society. Our government is doing everything possible to make us the unwelcome and unwanted “other” as they have done with black folks, non-european immigrants, disabled folks, first nations people, and more.

All you “trans for Trump” types out there: wake the fuck up.

All you homonationalists: I hope you know you’ll be next.

And the rest of you: if you support any part of this bigoted imperialist, white supremacist garbage, I know you as my enemy. I’ll be seeing you.