ojibwe art

Shekóli, i:neh ka'i:kʌ 😛 hʌ: latyéhtu niˀi, nok tsiˀ ukwehu:wé. Onyʌta'a:ka ok twakánha niˀi. Yotshanúnya’t atwa'kánha tayehwatsilatáti wʌhní:tale swakweku :)
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Hello, this is me. Yes I’m pale, but native. I’m Oneida and Ojibwe🍃🍂
Happy Native American heritage month everyone :)

Does anyone have any recommendations for awesome books/articles by Two Spirit / Queer Indigenous authors/scholars/performance artists?

I’m preparing my senior art project for this upcoming school year so any recommendations would be great!!

While I would love them to mostly be related to the performing arts, any kind of two spirit-related articles/books/etc would work

I would prefer full-text articles if they are accessible online. Links to videos of performances/poetry/etc or even connecting me to some amazing artist would help a lot as well!

Help a two spirit artist out <3 

If you could also reblog to help get the word out, that would be just as helpful! 

Chii MIigs!!

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Brief background:
Dreamcatchers are a Native American tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame–in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes–and hung this “dream-catcher” as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the dreamcatcher’s web. Traditionally Native American dreamcatchers are small (only a few inches across) and made of bent wood and sinew string with a feather hanging from the netting, but wrapping the frame in leather is also pretty common, and today you’ll often see dreamcatchers made with sturdier string meant to last longer.

So… consider if the reason everybody in Breath of the Wild seems surprised to see a “Hylian” and part of why the land is called Hyrule is because Hylian’s are actually a First Nation people. Consider that this is part of why Link is not only a warrior of great legend but also one who knows the land and it’s spirit like it was his own.

This little Ojibwae girl has been enjoying how easy BotW has made this headcanon believable for her. ♥

William Monague – Tranquility.
“The healing to take place after the twin tower tragedy in New York. The turtles represent the symbol of healing and reconstruction of Mother Earth. The forget-me-nots remind us not to forget that tragic day. The eagle represents the Ojibway belief of the messenger answering our prayers; giving us the gift of strength and protection”.

Ojibwa Indian coat dated to the 1780s. What’s interesting about this coat (other than the stunning quality of the craftmanship) is that it’s a native object done in European style. 

I find the cross-pollination of cultures that this object represents to be fascinating.

During the French & Indian War the Ojibwa aligned themselves with the French, but by the time of the Revolutionary War they had aligned themselves with the British.