native injustice

To everyone who believes in equality-

Listen to movements that don’t have popularity to support them. Ableism, support of native Americans and immigrants, to name a few. I see people who claim to be all for social justice, yet they don’t want to hear 2 seconds about the issues that don’t have celebrity backing. To care about social justice, you must be able to listen, and care to the best of your ability. Don’t make a number of reblogs change how you feel about a groups’ right for equality.

“One of the most threatening was the attack on Pueblo religion started by the United States government in 1921. Using the recently passed Religious Crimes Act as its chief weapon, the government made the practice of Indian religious ceremonies a punishable offense. At the same time, the government launched a public campaign to vilify native religion…and also claimed that native religion was largely responsible for the Indian failure to assimilate into the cultural mainstream. For Indians to rise above their ‘savage’ state, so the argument ran, it was necessary to destroy their pagan worship” (16).

From the book, The Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake.

Shout out

Shout out to first nations people

Shout out to first nations people who deal with racism and harassment

to first nations people who are mistreated by the government and society

to first nations kids who had to find out their own heritage because schools will not teach them

To dark first nations

To white passing first nations

To two-spirited First nations

To Metis who are harassed for having different race parents.

To first nations who stand up for their constant injustice.

I and do many others are so proud of you. Keep going.

I just want to ask you, especially if you aren’t a Native/indigenous person, to research what tribes lived in your area, to research their history. Because the land you’re on was probably stolen from its original inhabitants. Be aware of the people who came before you. And actually - be aware that the people who came before you, in many cases, may be alive today. These people are vastly diverse and hugely important, and deserve to be known as such. All of us non-Natives benefit from the injustices perpetuated against them.

Cultural Genocide

Cultural Genocide is the fact that I can discuss the fucking Canterbury Tales for an hour but Deganawida the great peacemaker has less than ten paragraphs on Wikipedia. The single most important and influential political philosopher of all humanity’s history. The man whose philosophy spawned the Haudenosaunee, the primary ancestor to the United States of America. The man whose democratic philosophy is heralded the world over as the standard for civilized nations and yet is shrouded in rumors and myth to dismiss him as a savage, erased from history books and ignored. But God forbid I not notice and appreciate how unique the Canterbury Tales are for being from a commoner’s POV.

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Kanaka Maoli, Tino Rangatiratanga, and the Australian Aboriginal flag representing the people of Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Australia’s fight for the right to exist in our ancestral homelands. 

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The grim legacy of America’s treatment of its native peoples is explored in detail in this documentary. Filmmakers Yellow Thunder Woman and Robin Davey take the perspective that if one is to define “genocide” as the a deliberate effort by a government to exterminate a people, then the United States is clearly guilty of the crime given their actions against America’s indigenous population over the past 300 years. Davey and Thunder Woman back up their argument with footage detailing the economic marginalization of American Indians, the consistent violation of legal agreements reached with native tribes, the mismanagement and consistent neglect of Indian reservations, the brutalization of Native Americans as they were segregated onto flinty soil and forced to live under substandard conditions, and the refusal of the mass media to report stories of suicide and Columbine-style school shootings among reservation youth. The Canary Effect was screened in competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

anonymous asked:

Our "white culture" has allowed you to live the way you do with technology and the comforts of our society. You repeatedly say how a lot of you live like us, so I would say that you are benefitting from white society. You said in a previous post how so many traditional tribes are still living in poverty yet you have access to Internet and everything else that your people wouldn't have.. So you can cry cultural appropriation, but then don't go and reap the benefits from our white society :) :)

lol I’ve had a lot of really stupid anonymous comments in my inbox… But this is by far the stupidest one I have ever read. Your ignorance is both amusing and terrifyingly unsettling. You sound just as bad as the ignorant “settlers” that first came here… And clearly the education system and your own parents are failing you miserably in life if you’re seriously walking around with this attitude. Please tell your mom and dad to do us all a favor and NEVER procreate ever again.

Normally I would just delete a comment like this and not give a person like this the satisfaction of a response my page, but I actually think this is a perfect example for everyone to see, of how white people try to justify taking over our land and mass genocide of innocent people, and how not teaching these things in schools is a serious issue because people are this delusional. Because if this person actually knew anything about life in general, they would know none of the materialistic things they just mentioned were a contribution in any way when compared to everything our people lost.
“Oh, we have Internet now”, so I should be thanking these white people for showing up?! lol You know what we had before white people came, clean water, green landscapes, thriving communities, and none of our Nation’s animals were on the verge of extinction. We were free people to go where we wanted, and stay where we wanted. But thank you white people for coming to our land and deciding what area’s were “pretty enough” to be labeled as “National Parks” that they charge people money just to get into to “enjoy nature”. They force people to pay just to go fishing, before your people came here, fishing was free. Your people tainted our food with preservatives and GMO’s, which the government and agencies they established like the FDA KNOW cause health problems. But everything in America is done with a slide of hand as a big money-making extravaganza.
If you actually knew anything, you ridiculous little anon, you would know that ultimately Native Americans haven’t benefited from the “white man’s civilization”. Our cultures were nearly destroyed. White people were so dishonest that they blatantly ignored the treaties they signed with our people and we ended up with little bits of land that some of us weren’t accustomed to. We lost our traditional diets and had government commodity foods forced upon us which intern gave many of us diabetes, cancers and other health issues that none of us had ever had before. Let’s not forget that white people were so dirty when they got here that they literally spread all their diseases onto Native people, killing thousands of us. They spread their bad white man habits like alcoholism and drug addiction onto us.
Clearly you’ve never read any of the posts on my page, because if you had, you would know the issues and injustice Native people face, especially with the way white people are destroying our environment. You say you saw my post where I explained that many Native Ameican’s live in poverty, but you think because some of us live in homes with WiFi access, we have somehow been benefited? lol Grow up.
And get the fuck off my page with your ignorant white ass.

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Cursed by #Coal: Mining the #Navajo Nation - #environment

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Feds Take Step Toward Native Hawaiian Recognition

The federal government announced Wednesday it will take a first step toward recognizing and working with a Native Hawaiian government at a time when a growing number of Hawaiians are questioning the legality of the U.S. annexation of Hawaii. The U.S. Department of the Interior will host a…

Ironic how this happens only after OHA’s (Office of Hawaiian Affairs) CEO, Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, sent a letter to the Department of Interior asking if the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists … Shitting bricks perhaps? ʻAʻole mākou aʻe minamina ʻi ka puʻukālā ʻo ke aupuni ʻua lawa mākou ʻi ka pōhaku ʻi ka ʻai kamahaʻo ʻo ka ʻāina. 

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Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges
The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal ...

Funny how the family leading hundreds of gunmen armed to the teeth and threatening to use deadly force if provoked get hugged by cops sent to remove them and later get away with seizing federal property, but Native American protesters on their own land get attacked by police dogs and the National Guard is called-in with tanks and tear-gas.

America… The home of the thieves and the land of the slaves. Sweet land of poverty and genocide, racism and sexism, injustice and class separation. Tell me, how can you be so in love with a country that doesn’t even belong to you and have so much hatred towards the indigenous. How can you be proud of what you have if you’ve stolen it from someone else? Shameful!