sacred burial ground

America first.

Until it’s Native Americans who don’t want their sacred burial grounds bulldozed and their water supply contaminated. 

Until it’s people seeking abortions who are met with anti-choice legislation. 

Until it’s the (mostly black) population of Flint whose water crisis was ignored for years. 

Until it’s a transgender student who doesn’t even feel safe at a public school. 

Until it’s a woman who wants to marry her girlfriend, but can’t even get her marriage forms signed by a government official. 

Then, it’s corporate America first. Then, it’s white America first. Then, it’s cis America first. Then, it’s heterosexual America first. Then, it’s male America first. Then, it’s Republican America first. 

“America first” comes with a lot of terms and conditions to benefit the most privileged. 

okay fuck it-

you know, i really appreciate those bits of destiny lore where guardians are portrayed having fun and doing stunts that otherwise would out of place in an overly serious “we must push the darkness” narrative because i have fun and goof around when i play the game - and this is canon! bring the sparrow to the crucible. dance and do acrobatic stunts after defeating the enemy. punch that fucking anomaly and die in embarrassing way under the warsat. turn some sacred burial ground of the hive or whatever on the dreadnaught into the training zone - we don’t give a fuck, we jump off the tower for fun, bring it down!

Ula’ula Island & Po Town

A brief history of Alolaโ€™s second largest island; focuses on Pokemon Lore and Native Hawaiian culture, especially on mythology based around Lono and Kanaloa.

Centered around the Calavera AU

The land where Po Town is located, along with the entirety of Ulaโ€™ula Island, once belonged to and was inhabited by a group of Kanaka Maoli (Native Alolans); though the name of the tribe has been long forgotten, they were a tribe of farmers who worshipped Tapu Bulu. Because of their numerous, generous libation and gifts to the Tapu, they were blessed with fertile landโ€”their crops were nourished by the perfect balance of sun and rain, allowing the tribe to live a comfortable but humble existence with a bounty of food. Their thanks were given in the form of the holiday, Makahiki, a grand festival that celebrated the bounty of the land.

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. The mayor of Oka sent in SWAT teams to make the construction possible. 

After chasing off the police and construction workers, members of the tribe use a front-end loader that was left behind to build barricades from the abandoned police vehicles, blockading a highway. Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

The Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Will Start Interstate Oil Delivery on May 14

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will begin interstate crude oil delivery on May 14, according to a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Energy Transfer Partners LC on Thursday filed what is known as a tariff, which lays out details about the line and the oil to be delivered.

The 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access line runs from western North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The $3.8 billion project became a focus of international attention, drawing protesters from around the world, after a Native American tribe sued to block completion of the final link of the pipeline through a remote part of North Dakota.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe said the pipeline would desecrate a sacred burial ground and that any oil leak would poison the tribe’s water supply.

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in North Dakota and Washington, D.C., many staying to support the tribe in a makeshift camp near the pipelines construction site last fall. Many opponents also said reliance on the pipeline and the petroleum it was intended to carry would exacerbate climate change.

The outgoing administration of Democratic President Barack Obama said it would reconsider the permits issued for the pipelines route near tribal lands, delaying the project by several months.

But that move was quickly reversed after the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump in January.

For more on the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, watch Fortune’s video:

Among Trump’s first acts in office was to sign an executive order that reversed a decision by the Obama administration to delay approval of the pipeline.

The tribe also lost several lawsuits aimed at stopping the pipeline.

This article was originally published on FORTUNE.com

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This is happening now, people.

In case I get arrested today, please everyone keep posting and sharing as much information as you can here and seriously go in person in a group to local media and demand that they cover this, civil rights violations are rampant, a mans hands were broken with a baton, 85 people arrested, several sprayed with bear mace, they released tear gas, they have a sound cannon out there just matter of time til they use it, they jam the cell and wifi signals and caused my phone to turn off at 40% battery for awhile.

the pipeline is 90%+ completed, this is the last stand on the sacred burial ground by the camps and under the Missouri river, energy transfer partner company wants it done by end of the month and the police are like their mercenaries. they built a larger holding cell so they can arrest more people, they stripsearch people in jail, they have been known to delete photos and video off of peoples phones. helicopters and planes fly around us and identify our faces, our livestream videos are censored, there are infiltrators causing disruption in the camps and informants telling them everything. the media made a blackout so if you searched standing rock nothing showed up.

Please take action to your local media and demand they cover this, dont they have a code of ethics as a profession?! north dakota is breaking so many laws and they need to be held accountable!

Please take action to your local government, demand that your senator and congress person address this.

they are treating environmental activists like terrorists, look at those photos and video who looks like the terrorist to you?

do you want to have freedom in this country?! then take Action! we need everyone everywhere to take to the streets and make calls and tell everyone you know and encounter about what is happening!

do you want clean drinking water?! then take action Now!

and Pray for us!

thank you I love you 

(from Lolly Bee at Standing Rock, North Dakota)

This is the real deal. This has been going on for months. Mainstream media is blocking it from being shown to the masses. In some cases, search engines are blocking out access to live footage. Some of it seems too audacious to accept, but it’s happening. It’s happening every day to the peaceful protesters who are fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Unfortunately, the police has been targeting journalists and photojournalists for arrest and police brutality, so much of the footage taken has been confiscated. (Don’t believe me, check out what happened to Deia Schlosberg and Amy Goodman, along with countless of other journalists of smaller platforms). I did an experimental search on “bear mace” and “standing rock” and saw for myself that the last article about this brutality was from early September (even though there was a live video of it occurring once more just yesterday – and this was a Google search, people. GOOGLE.)

The unethical and abusive behavior by the armed officials needs to be shared and exposed. Please, do your part to share and reblog this so the world will see what is happening in North Dakota.

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. 

Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days before the warriors gave up the occupation. The building of the golf course was cancelled. 

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. The mayor of Oka sent in SWAT teams to make the construction possible.

After chasing off the police and construction workers, members of the tribe use a front-end loader that was left behind to build barricades from the abandoned police vehicles, blockading a highway. Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days, with supporters gathering at the site from all over the Americas.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. The mayor of Oka sent in SWAT teams to make the construction possible.

After chasing off the police and construction workers, members of the tribe use a front-end loader that was left behind to build barricades from the abandoned police vehicles, blockading a highway. Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

Dybbuk Hills

‘Far up on the hills lies an ancient burial ground. A sacred place where tomb ruins remain hidden between the pine trees and dead grass. A haunted and dread place, where disembodied and tortured souls wander endlessly, seeking refuge from the punishments of the afterlife. Demons whose bodies had been destroyed, looking for other bodies in which their evil spirits could dwell. During the 16th century they became known as the “Dybbuks” (Clinging Spirits), being able to shapeshift into dark shadows or any life-form they wished.’

Nona Limmen

huffingtonpost.com
Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to Native Americans to a foreign company that owns a uranium mine with Iran.

December, 2014

Native Americans, particularly the Apache tribe in the area, say digging a massive mine under their ancestral lands will destroy sacred ceremonial and burial grounds.

In this case, the addition of the Arizona swap and the other land measures were never discussed in public, and were added during secret negotiations between the House and Senate Armed Services Committee. the deal was never publicly revealed until the House started work on passing the entire defense bill last week.

This is disgusting. Imperialist assault on Native Americans is NOT a thing of the past. It continues on to this day. 

We give more respect and honor to a piece of cloth that can be remanufactured than to sacred lands and burial grounds that can never be rebuilt after we destroy them.

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“It wasn’t just the unusually high occurrence of downed planes in the area that drew attention.  It was also the fact that none of the pilots or crew were ever found.  Officials often stated that the remains were burned beyond recognition by jet, or that the pilot ejected and has become a missing person.  In saying these things they were well aware that they were not the truth, but they also did not know what the truth was.

The women that are seen before every crash are the Sisters of the Sand.  Call them ghosts, or spirits, or sirens, or whatever satisfies the ears, but make no mistake they are not of this realm.  They are the women of an old native tribe, now long gone.  Their sacred burial ground was desecrated to build an airstrip near the town of Hobbs.  Ever since then, the inexplicable crashes began to occur.

The apparitions appear wearing nothing but flowing silk dresses, possessing the mind and hearts of the pilots, drawing them towards the earth.  The souls of the crash victims are taken to the afterlife without sanctity or ritual, insuring that their spirits rest as uneasily in purgatory as those in the disturbed graves do now.   This will continue until each native spirit has taken a body in retribution of their defilement.” -M.D. Walter

@iamgabrielluna : Protect our Ghost Riders in the Sky and preserve our sacred Native American burial grounds. #NoDAPL

Eulogy of Leelah

Leelah.
I wish I knew you. You lived 5 hours away,
Down south by the river.
Your blog showed up on my feed
A few times, and I always found you
Beautiful, funny, kind.
It’s taken me so long
To write your obituary
Because I didn’t know until now
Your pain, the suffering that was only lifted
When that semi smashed into your skull.
Today, I sing for you. I want you to know
That I wish I could have taken you
Away. I will vandalize your grave,
Cross out the name that is more dead
Than your broken body,
Raising up your skeleton and replacing the suit
With the blue dress that showed off your curves
You loved so much.
I draw curves on my stomach sometimes
To convince myself I have them.
I think you do the same.

Leelah.
What a beautiful name.

They never tell you in school
What to do when someone you never knew
Dies.
They don’t tell you that her absence
Creates a black hole that sucks you
And everyone you love in,
I am stuck in beige hallways
Listening to the stories red in color
Of all the suffering your sisters and brothers have known.
You only found strength
In the one thing you could control
And for that I love you, Leelah.
Your pain is mine, it is yours,
It is hers and his and theirs and zhirs,
It is in every candle we light,
Every lament we write,
Every anguished scream out to the sky
Asking God, “Why?!”
Why have you torn everyone I loved apart.
Why is my body not my body,
Why am I triggered by every touch
On my delicate arm
Because they might be the man
Who tore me to shreds?

Leelah.
What a beautiful name.

They said the Garden wasn’t for you,
Or for me, or for anyone
That was like you.
We light candles for you,
Your heart, for a moment,
Becoming one with ours.
When I stand here on the sacred burial ground
Of your shame and suffering
I think of other times, midnight drives
And smoking in unmade beds,
The only place another queer feels safe
Is with another queer, and a lot of times
Not even then.

Leelah.
What a beautiful name;
I hope you would have felt safe with me.

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area.

Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days before the warriors gave up the occupation. The building of the golf course was cancelled.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

So, from what I understand is that a pipeline can effect sacred native american grounds, courts can reject requests to stop, protesters can be arrested for trespassing

But if it was a pipeline effect sacred burial grounds like Arlington National Cemetery or a 9/11 memorial, every person would be screaming in outrage and they’d have stop the pipeline already and it would be justified to protest, heck, they wouldn’t even think to put a pipeline that anywhere close to effecting those sites, it wouldn’t have even crossed their minds

But of course, who cares about native sacred grounds right? That doesn’t matter at all, this country has been disrespecting natives since Colombus set foot on this land so why not just continue the “tradition”

Why respect native american culture, I mean after all, it’s not like this land was theirs first to begin with…

ok so there is this petition going around to make the Scorch Trials cast apologize for the story that Dylan said about them “taking things from the sacred burial ground”. I mean, obviously that’s not cool, but Dylan was exaggerating. When the rest of the cast tells the story in more detail than Dylan did, you just find out they took little pebbles for memory it’s not like they took skulls or bones or sacred artifacts. And I don’t get why you need them to apologize they have been very open about that story so chances are the people who take care of the Ground know about this and don’t care. It just seems like an example of tumblr jumping on a social bandwagon bus without knowing in detail what the whole story is and it’s annoying because the cast doesn’t deserve being dubbed as these ignorant, insensitive people when chances are it was just the littlest thing in the world and they are only mentioning it to tell the story about how everyone got sick. 

And, since in the first place they were allowed to film on the ground, it means that their presence there wasn’t bothering anyone or they wouldn’t have been allowed to film there in the first place? I mean, use your common sense people before just doing what someone else tells you to do, not only about this but about all social issues. 

If the owners of the ground took offense, they will ask for an apology. Otherwise, it’s not our place to demand something we don’t know much about.