native harvest

If he was a few years younger, I’d say Martin Sensmeier (Red Harvest) should play Tommy Oliver in the next Power Rangers movie.

THEN AGAIN, Ludi Lin is 29 and Martin is 31 so…not too much of a stretch. 

Please, Tommy as a Native American. Make it so, Hollywood. Look at this guy, he’d be perfect for the role.

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Originally posted by oddly-drawn-thoughtss

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Originally posted by sensmeier

Humans 101

T'kani was shaken. Xhe had just exited the auditorium, having watched the archival Terran video feed presentation. It was so archaic it was presented in greyscale 2D, with primitive 16 track audiofile. That was bad enough, to have to suffer through a presentation without auxiliary datafiles for clarification, and a tonal orchestration xer Instructor had referred to as ‘background music’ that had been emotionally manipulative and unnerving. But the subject of the presentation - vile! As if the species of the aligned systems would stoop to duplicitous protein harvesting of native sophont species! And then make a play on words about the abhorrent practice!

Truly, humans were a disturbed species!

Xhe straightened xer kilt, and glared at a passing human male co-student who glanced at xer appraisingly. “Your whole species is SICK!”, xhe howled, eyes flaring with pale turquoise. “To Serve Man, indeed!”

T'kani stormed off in a huff, small pale tufts of shed fur drifting in the wake of xer passage.

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

   Every Full Moon has a name and meaning. The name and meaning behind each Full Moon comes from things observed within Nature, and it is at these time our ancestors left us clues on what to do or what to expect at these times within the year. It is wise to get to know these names and meanings not only for celebratory purposes, but to also reflect on what our ancestors endured for their own survival and yours.

January- The Wolf Moon

   The cold still night’s of January allows the howls of the Wolf to echo with ease, carrying the calls far and wide.

February- Snow/Hunger Moon

    In February the depth of the snow is at its greatest, thus resulting in challenging hunting conditions.

March- Worm/Crow/Crust/Sap Moon

   In the month of March with the beginning of the thaw, worm casting could be seen on the ground in the morning.

The Crow caws the beginning of Spring as it calls out for a mate.

The Crust Moon got its name from the thawing and refreezing of patches of snow in turn forming a hard crust.

The Sap Moon tells us when the Tree sap is running with ease, and now is the time to tap the Sugar Maples.

April- Pink/Grass/Egg/Fish Moon

    April brings the sprouting of the Spring Flowers and Grass.

The Birds have started to prepare their nest for the coming of the Spring eggs, along with some species of Fish begin to spawn.

May- Flower/Corn Moon

    May is when the Majority of Spring Flowers are in full bloom.

The May Corn Moon is the time to plant the years crop of Corn.

June- Strawberry Moon

    The Strawberry Moon indicates the prime picking time for wild Strawberries.

July- The Buck Moon

    In July the male Deer (Buck) begins to grow the velvety hair covered antlers.

August- Sturgeon/Red/Green Corn/Grain Moon

    The August Moon indicates the prime time to easily catch the large Great Lake Fish the Sturgeon.

Also named for the red sultry haze in the night sky.

The Corn and Grain is almost ready for harvesting.

September- Harvest Moon

    Now is the time for the Natives to harvest their staple foods, also with the brightness of the Moon it extends the time of hours working in the fields.


October- Hunters Moon

    In October the Deer are at their fattest and ready for the hunt. The Fox, Rabbit, and Turkey are easily spotted in the empty fields.

November- Beaver Moon

    Now is the time to set the Beaver traps as the Beaver and Muskrat prepare for the long Winter months and before the ice thickens.

December- Cold Moon

    The Cold Moon represents the time when the nights are long, cold, dark, and the person suffers from the feelings of being alone.

The Blue Moon

    The Blue Moon is the name for an extra Full Moon within a Season. It has nothing to do with the colour it is just a name for an extra Full Moon. The normal Season experiences 3 Full Moons, and due to our 29 day lunar cycle the exact dates of a Blue moon varies.

Arawn (Grand Chieftain)

Druids of Gaul Order of Canada


Tlingit-Athabascan Actor Martin Sensmeier Confirmed for Featured Role in Upcoming Denzel Washington Movie

I won’t add too much commentary to this newspiece, but one of my Man Crushes Mondays, Martin Sensmeier (Athabascan and Tlingit) recently joined the all-star ensemble cast of the remake of The Magnificent Seven.  In the movie, Martin plays Red Harvest.


Two books I’m very excited about. The first is Baker Creek Heirloom seed catalog. It arrived unexpectedly in the mail a little while ago and I’ve been flipping through its pages and day dreaming. The second is my wifes Decolonize Your Diet cookbook that she got for Christmas. Its full of plant based recipes for Mexican food using ingredients native to the Americas. The two books complement each other nicely. I’m compiling a list of seeds I’ll need for a native plant vegetable garden. Growing and cooking food native both to my culture and my locale has been an idea I’ve been mulling over for a while and I’m finally taking small steps in that direction.

For having loved The Magnificent Seven as much as I did (I’m gonna pay again to watch it a second time), I sure didn’t write enough about it.

The movie is amazing.


Diversity. We have:

  • a Mexican, Vasquez (played by a Mexican actor, Manuel García-Rulfo)
  • a white dude, Faraday (played by a white dude, Chris Pratt)
  • a black man, Chisolm (played by a black dude, Danzel Washington)
  • a Korean guy, Billy (played by a Korean actor, Lee Byung-hun)
  • a Native American, Red Harvest (here they messed up a bit because he’s playing a Comache but the actor is Alaskan First Nation, Martin Sensmeier)
  • a probably mentally ill fat guy [yes I take that as a separate category], Horne (played by Vincent D’Onofrio who is autistic)
  • a woman with a male companion who is not her keeper, Mrs. Emma Cullen (played by Haley Bennett)
  • a (white) guy with PTSD, Robicheaux (played by Ethan Hawke)

The Director (Antoine Fuqua) is black, one of the producers (Roger Birnbaum) is Jewish, one of the writers (Hideo Oguni) is Japanese.

[Edit: swapped “has autism” for “is autistic” and took out “tiny” for casting an Alaskan First Nation for a Comanche] 

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anonymous asked:

Where do Indians fit into Asian American culture? Sometimes I feel like I'm considered like different and its confusing because? I'm Asian?

Yes! Indians are commonly referred to as part of a group called South Asians, or anyone from the Indian subcontinent of Asia. They, and you, are absolutely a part of Asian American culture and I would consider your voice integral to any discussion about Asian American experience.

The term “Asian American” is a relatively new one. It was coined in the 1960s during the black Civil Rights movement, by student activists of the Yellow Power, and Third World Liberation Front groups. Before the 1960s, most Asian Americans were very starkly divided along ethnic lines, and for good reason. If you look at the immigration waves in the late 19th century to 1965, they are almost all the result of mass labor importation to augment or replace existing workforces. For example, in Hawaii, Chinese labor was first used in conjunction with native Hawaiians to harvest sugarcane. When they became too organized, Japanese laborers were brought in to replace them. And then Filipino, then South Asian, so on and so forth.

During the Civil Rights movement, Asian student activists realized that even though we as Asians of various ethnicities have our differences, the vast majority of America as a whole views us as the same; and that HOW they view us is as “perpetual foreigners”. Therefore, it was in our best interest politically to act as a unified bloc than remain divided. This doesn’t mean that individual ethnicities don’t matter; they do and we must be aware of them. While Indian Americans share a great deal of the same issues with say Chinese Americans, we can’t ignore those of Hmong Americans who are struggling with a whole other set of issues.

This of course is a tricky idea. Pan-ethnic coalitions always are. A lot of the older generations hold very strong, and admittedly understandable, grudges against other Asian ethnics. My own family was very anti-Japanese for a long time because both of my grandfathers fought against them in WW2. It’s difficult. One of the paradoxes is that we want to maintain our ethnic individuality, but still be a part of a larger whole.

But I think we are beginning to realize that we are much more visible and politically powerful if we fight for each other. And I don’t mean just Asian Americans for other Asian Americans, but for black Americans, Latinos, Natives, etc.

So yes, you are Asian American. We want you to be Asian American.