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Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island on November 20, 1969, until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.

National Aboriginal Day is coming up soon (June 21) and I can’t wait to see all of you on here! Here are some suggestions for what you can post on this day:

1. Selfies / Photographs of yourself, whether it’s casual or in regalia or something else (sports uniform, cosplay, graduation cap and gown, etc)

2. Photographs of family events, ceremonies, powwows, celebrations, etc.

3. Video of powwows, celebrations, etc.

4. Photosets/gifsets about your favorite Indigenous / Aboriginal actors, writers, poets, artists, etc.

5. Poems, essays, songs, stories, or personal accounts about being Indigenous / Aboriginal

6. Art, drawings, paintings, mood boards, photomanipulation, any kind of visual media that inspires you. 

And more! This is a means of celebrating who we are and where we come from.

And of course, this means ALL Indigenous and Aboriginal people. We are all in this together. Let’s show them what we’re made of!


Native Americans knew of genocide and blacks bondage long before most whites could even think such things were possible.

Yesterday I was shopping for eyeglasses and some white lady asked this black worker if she knew what Juneteenth was, the white lady thought she knew better and said “actually its when the emancipation proclamation was ratified” the black lady said “I just said "its 4th of July for black people” then added “and we are still not free” all the white people heard her in the store and instantly felt embarrassed and didn’t know what to say.

I paused and then said “ya the PIC, the Prison Industrial Complex enslaves people unfairly and you don’t’ see anyone protesting it, they are still not free and you see all these people protesting sweat shops in India but don’t care about real slaves here in America, its so stupid.”… "you get it” the black lady told me.

No, I don’t get it, I’m very white, I’ll never fully get it, probably will never understand half of it but I can understand wrong is wrong when I see it and try to do my best to make things right.

me: I should work on my writing! just need to check a couple of things…


me, an hour later: …what was I doing, again?


‘He is a sprite, ill-defined and impish and funny. […] It’s this combination of bagginess and dexterity, of chaos and precision, that makes him an irresistible actor to watch when director and script capture his spirit, and a slightly distracting one when they don’t. […] As he says: “It’s not necessarily choice. You do what you’re offered.” Yes. but you’re also offered what you do.’ – Simon Fanshawe on Rupert Graves, Sunday Times, 4 Feb 1996

A Very Happy 54th Birthday to Rupert Graves, 30 June 2017!

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Incan God of the Sun. Son of Viracocha, the Creator God, and Mama Cocha, the Goddess of Waters. Brother of Pachamama (the Earth) and Mama Quilla (the Moon) who is also his wife.

It is believed that the first Inca Emperor, Manco Cápac, was son of Inti, thus the importance of the lineage.

On the summer solstice (December 21st) Qhapaq Inti Raymi is celebrated and offerings are given, like white llamas, sacred chicha and coke leaves, to restore the trust and protection the Celestial Father gives to the Inca and his people every year. Divination is done with the heart and guts of the sacrifices to see what’s in store for the year ahead.

May Inti bathe us with his sacred light, protect us with his mighty glow, keep the crops growing and keep abundance and prosperity flowing


Poodeezy ft. Cali Kev - “2Badd” | Shot by @ThomasTyrell619 | #AuxGod 

If you like underground hip-hop, then this record is for you! After connecting with Cali Kev on “DAB,” The Duo return with an insane banger titled “2Badd,” 

They take us around the city of Las Vegas for a light new video that fits perfectly with the laid-slapper directed by ThomasTyrell. And trust me, you’re gonna have this song in your head all day. Grab some green and vibe out above. Enjoy!


How did you decide on Rupert Graves as Alec Scudder?

James Ivory: I always thought he’d be good. He’s such a free soul, a free spirit, if you know him personally. His Freddy Honeychurch in A Room With A View is a more restrained version of himself. He’s very fun-loving and down to earth. He was surprised that we’d chosen him, because he doesn’t usually play types like that. … He liked playing Alec.

He was wonderful in [A] Room With A View, but when I heard he was playing Alec I couldn’t quite picture it. But he’s terrific. And the material with Alec really catches fire in the movie.

Ivory: I feel it has a lot to do with Rupert.

– James Ivory & Ismail Merchant interviewed by Chris Bram, New York Native, 21 Sep 1987


My gifs, from The Story of Maurice documentary (2004)

Don’t say these things to a transgender person

1. So when did you knowMost people don’t have just one moment when they realized what their gender was. It’s something that happened gradually, a sum total of their life experiences to date.

2. What name were you born with? In other words, “Can I remind you of a time in your life when you were unhappy and not yourself?”

3. The whole trans thing is pretty trendy… Non-binary gender expression is not a new thing. Gender expansiveness has a long history in many communities around the world, including two-spirits in Native American culture and fa'afafine in Samoa and New Zealand

4. Are you doing this to get attention? For trans and GNC people, shifting their identity is not something taken lightly. Living their true gender exposes them to a disproportionately high amount of violence and harassment, and yet is often the only option for living authentically.

5. Your pronouns are too hard. Often, there is an adjustment period, and you will make mistakes. That’s okay! Just correct yourself, move on, and don’t make it about you.

6. When are you going to transition/when will you be finished? Many GNC folks aren’t interested in taking on a gender identity as defined by the traditional male/female binary. GNC folks might have shifting genders (genderfluid), no gender (agender), non-binary gender (genderqueer), or something else entirely.

7. What’s the difference between transgender, genderqueer and intersex? This question is perfectly googleable, and it’s annoying to answer all the time.



“…it is my painfull duty to report that day before yesterday the twenty fifth inst a great disaster overtook Gen Custer + The troops under his Command…”

First Report of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, From Gen. Alfred H. Terry, Montana, to Assistant Adjutant General R.C. Drum, Chicago, 6/27/1876

Series: “Special File” of Letters Received, 1863 - 1885Record Group 393: Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1817 - 1947.

Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and nearly half the soldiers under his command in the 7th Cavalry were wiped out by combined Cheyenne, Lakota and Arapaho forces during the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, and Custer’s Last Stand, on June 25-26, 1876.

Two days after the battle, General Terry, Custer’s commanding officer, confirmed the death of Custer and more than 250 of his men. Gathered from the reports of officers who were entrenched in a defensive position on the bluffs overlooking the valley and from the trail of bodies Terry himself encountered on June 27, he sketched the movements of Custer and his men from June 22 through June 25. A civilian scout carried Terry’s report to Fort Ellis, the nearest telegraph office, where it was relayed first to Chicago, then to Army headquarters in Washington, DC. There was a break in the telegraph line between Fort Ellis and Chicago causing a delay in service, and so, the highest officials in the U.S. Army in Philadelphia attending the grand Centennial Exposition, learned about Custer’s fate – not from this report – but from a July 6 newspaper story.

An announcement regarding Native Month:

Hello, I hope this message will not be put out, but I know it will. No matter how long I delay this, I’m gonna keep this part in here so you can laugh at me and yell at me what number I got to: I’m making this post, knowing today is November 2nd, and I’m only queued up for posts through November 10th. The earliest this message may be received is November 16th, I’m hoping it won’t be until November 16th at least though because I hope I can get things through November 15th, at least the halfway point of the month. (Now feel free to laugh and me and shout at me in the replies what day it actually is.)

I created my schedule for Native month in June of this year, all things I was going to do last year (well, I added in 2 extra myself). Prioritizing Natives mixed with Black. Prioritizing Natives mixed with Asian (from all over Asia, whether that’s East, Southeast, South, or West! Also Central Asia of course, but I did not find any). Prioritizing Natives mixed with Latine. Prioritizing Disabled Natives. Prioritizing Natives from tribes South of the US border. Prioritizing Trans Natives. Prioritizing Nonbinary Natives. Prioritizing Non-Straight Natives. Prioritizing Jewish Natives (the gif pack I released on Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 of Sierra Ashkewe, who is Mohawk Jewish and Ojibwe, was originally set to release in this month of November). Priortizing Muslim Natives. Prioritizing Plus-Sized Natives. Of course, I did not post regularly on my blog this, as again these were fcs who I still had leftover from last year, but this was my plan.

Things never turn out the way we want though? In May, I received a concussion. A minor traumatic brain injury. I thought I could bounce back, I thought it’d be done and over with quickly. I was wrong. For Native American Heritage Month 2017, I giffed Fatima Kojima (Japanese, Crow, Blackfoot, Cherokee, African-American, and English) who, along with other disabilities, has Post-Concussion Syndrome. This, I learned, was not as rare as people may think, around 15% of those with a concussion will develop Post-Concussion Syndrome. Still, you never think you’ll be a part of a percentage. I was. Over 6 months later, I am still dealing with Post-Concussive symptoms, particularly the migraine-style headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, memory loss, “dizziness”, and “feeling in a fog”, amongst others.

All through summer, I worked a full-time job (well, internship but 40 hours a week). I came back to school and discovered financial issues with my school, causing me to need to change myself from a History major with a Political Science and Social Work double minor to a History and Political Science double major with a Social Work minor. Not to mention, this is the semester I complete my Capstone which is taking so much energy. And on top of that, I have a job I’ve been doing since September as well! Fun!

TL;DR: Needless to say, with all of this, I don’t have any more resources for Native American Heritage Month 2019 already done. If there’s more throughout the month, and I hope there is, from this point on, they will be posted sporadically. Not everyday. I apologize, but hope people can understand.

anonymous asked:

Marie Lu says "Day is half white/mangolian and June is Native American, Latina, and white" and her novel is also set in a dystopian future... Your Mare is mixed race and also caucasion/Mexican. Are you seeing what I'm seeing here??? is having half-white characters the key to solving diversity? can u DISCUSS???

I’m not sure what you want me to say? Mare is from the interior Northeastern United States which, currently, is very, very White, so I assume in the future that will still be one of the larger percentages of mixed race ethnicities. I also see her as Mexican (the most rapidly expanding ethnic groups in the US) and Puerto Rican (one of the larger POC ethnic groups in the current Northeast). 

I’m in no way trying to “solve diversity” or be some kind of savior here. That’s not my place or my space to take up. I’m not here to step on anyone else’s toes. I just write my stories.