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NYC Prayer March for #StandingRock: Indigenous people and allies gathered in front of the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan to show their support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock #NativeLivesMatter 

One of the challenges that we have in America is that America is a society based on conquest, not on survival. It is a society, by and large, based on the concept that there is always a West, always a frontier. There will always be someplace to go. We don’t necessarily have to give thanks for where we are because we’re moving. That’s what has happened in this America, is this conceptual framework—there is always going to be someplace we can go or something else we can buy….

You cannot make an argument to me that the United States is sustainable, because there is no way that a society that causes so much extinction—an industrial society that caused the extinction of over two thousand nations of indigenous people—is sustainable…. A society that causes so much extinction is not a society that is nourishing.
—  Winona LaDuke, “Honor the Earth: Our Native American Legacy” in The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings (2002, p. 180)
After the Invasion

So you know how there’s all these posts about how aliens invade Earth only to realize that Earth is a death planet and/or Space Australia as the flora, fauna, weather, and natural disasters kill them off and traumatize them? Well, imagine that the alien invaders finally give up and leave Earth. What chases them off? I imagine that the resistance starts putting out information on cryptids. It’s the last straw for the invaders, especially since even the human inhabitants native to Earth seem to be confused about exactly how dangerous said cryptids are, and so the aliens have no way to be prepared to face them. Morale plummets (even further) and alien command has to call off the invasion due to the public outcry, making history as the first time this group of aliens has retreated from an invasion.

The surviving humans soon realize that the honor of chasing off that group of aliens has attracted a lot of attention from other groups of aliens. Some of these aliens are looking at possibly invading.  Others want to work with humans to turn Earth into a space vacation-destination. In order to discourage invaders while simultaneously attracting curious tourists, much information about the animals most infamous among the invaders is made readily available to the alien community in general, along with a lot of information on cryptids. Information on non-cryptids and cryptids is presented to aliens in much the same way, and the humans never clarify which are which, so many invaders are too scared to try and invade, while many tourists are intrigued by the potential mystery.

Of course, the tourists are horrified to learn that the hippopotamus is not, as they had thought, a cryptid.  

Teach your children what we have taught our children - that the Earth is our Mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know. The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. We did not weave the web of life; We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the Web, We do to ourselves.

~ Web Of Life , Chief Seattle 

America, the land of the free? Nope.

February 22, 2017.

- Standing Rock peaceful protesters forced out of their treaty

How could anyone in “The Land of Free” be proud of their country?

I don’t get it.

Standing Rock had to deal with oil and a pipeline, but it also had to do with preserving what rights and land that the local Native people had left after years and years of colonization and ignorance of the United States Government.
Disgusting…

What would make a person in their early twenties or even just young people, side with an evil large corporation of billionaires under the presidency of a billionaire to ‘create jobs’ and to be so ignorant to the fact that the jobs are super temporary and on top of that, beyond Un-American.

You are not a true American if you don’t give respect and honour to those who have given up land and life, the real Americans, Native Americans.

Now, if you think this is Un-American and how I don’t support the troops who are brave and all that stupid sh-t then you’re right, because if you and your major companies need jobs and money, why not start building more renewable energy sources? You’d have your job and wouldn’t pollute as much as oil and construction.

Don’t get all bent out of shape because I mentioned renewable energy, I know it’s hard for you to comprehend, that’s why you’re probably working oil and wanting going to war, even if it’s in your backyard.

But for humanity and the future of your kids your going to work for, it’s better off for them than more oil/gas and fossil fuels.

To those who have been affected in Standing Rock, it’s disgusting and completely unfair and un-American.

It’s Terrorism.

vimeo

This video just won Vimeo’s Best Travel Video of the year award. A pair of skiiers explore several locations in China, including skiing into the Caldera of Changbaishan volcano on the North Korean border, and in the process explore some of the history of skiing as a method of travel and survival for some of the indigenous populations - a tradition now being threatened by modernization.

If you’re in the Minneapolis area on Monday, please stop by for a benefit concert hosted by the American Indian Student Cultural Center - AISCC on campus. Stop by support #NoDAPL, support local Native music, Native arts and crafts! All proceeds go to #StandingRock There is also a warm clothing drive so if you have any gently used or new winter gloves, goats, hats, etc., please bring them!

Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we
share the Earth:-
Four-leggeds, two-leggeds,
winged ones,
Swimmers, crawlers,
plant and rock people.
Walk in balance and beauty.

– Native American Elder