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"I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart." ++Vincent van Gogh
An eclectic multi-indigenous college student discovering the world day by day.

Obligatory “last-month stretch before finishing my first year of grad school” selfie.
Niibiwa anokiiwin nindayaan niiwin daso-anama’e-giizhik.

Obligatory “last-month stretch before finishing my first year of grad school” selfie.

Niibiwa anokiiwin nindayaan niiwin daso-anama’e-giizhik.

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#personal  #academics  #grad school  #ojibwe  #ndn  #minneapolis 

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Speaking of movies, this is basically Inuit Beowulf.

It was written, produced, directed, and acted entirely by Inuit people. I think a lot of people might be interested in Medieval Inuit art and literature, and this is a pretty great example.

You can watch and download the entire trilogy here for free (but donate if you can!!!); Atanarjuat is the first film and takes place around 1000 A.D.-ish. It also won a LOT of awards. Keep in mind: it’s entirely in Inuktitut, with English subtitles.

it’s a stunning movie

I’ve now finished watching the entire trilogy, and I have to say that all three films are mind-blowingly amazing.

Make sure you have a box of tissues, though because they will leave you pretty weepy.

I’ve watched it saturday und it is absolutely fascinating to see ancient inuits through the eyes of modern inuits !

Oh, absolutely! I love how they created the script, with double-checking on the action and the dialogue, and different elders pointing out small inconsistencies like, “Oh, no, they wouldn’t have spoken to each other at that point, it was illegal back then.” I love that they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible.

Video Interviews with the cast are available too.

Additional cool thing: the company that created this trilogy, Isuma, has since transformed their website into an indigenous people’s web TV channel. So what sites like ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, ScrewAttack, and the Escapist are for geeky pursuits, IsumaTV attempting to be for indigenous creators. 

Check them out, they’re pretty cool. 

^^I didn’t know that! Amazing!!

A few years ago the director, Zacharias Kunuk, also made the first documentary to discuss climate change from the perspective of the Inuit, focusing on their own traditional body of knowledge regarding the environment. It’s called Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change and can be found here.

I am absolutely going to watch that, and wanted to reblog so others can have the opportunity to do so. Thank you!

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— 14 hours ago with 11547 notes
#must watch  #film  #so excited to watch these this weekend 

nitanahkohe:

ledger art by Alaina Buffalo Spirit (Northern Cheyenne)

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— 15 hours ago with 115 notes
#ledger art  #art  #alaina buffalo spirit  #ndn 
"This Is What It Feels Like To Be An American Indian," John Pepion.

"This Is What It Feels Like To Be An American Indian," John Pepion.

(Source: pepionledgerart.com)

— 1 day ago with 155 notes
#art  #ndn  #colonialism  #john pepion  #blackfeet  #prison industrial complex 

Had a good venting session with my cohort after class. It’s good to know I’m not the only one struggling and that I’m not the only one pissed off about the department, the professors, the problematic BS happening every day in the academy.

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#personal  #academics  #grad school 
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Mask by Naomi Bebo
“Within many tribes, masks have and continue to serve an important purpose. Masks possess pluralistic function in their use for war, storytelling, relationship-building, and spirituality, to name a few. Masks are used in ceremonies to transcend place, time, and self-identity. Frequently, the masks are not masks at all but rather living and breathing entities…”  – Naomi Bebo


Photo: David Young-Wolff.

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Mask by Naomi Bebo

“Within many tribes, masks have and continue to serve an important purpose. Masks possess pluralistic function in their use for war, storytelling, relationship-building, and spirituality, to name a few. Masks are used in ceremonies to transcend place, time, and self-identity. Frequently, the masks are not masks at all but rather living and breathing entities…”  – Naomi Bebo



Photo: David Young-Wolff.

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#art  #naomi bebo  #Indigenous  #ndn 
"What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation."
Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via tofunkey)

(Source: bombsite.com, via aakwaadiziwin)

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#frida kahlo  #no white feminism here  #use your own people to build shit narratives 
Nagamodaa ojibwemong!
#ojibwe #languagerevitalization

Nagamodaa ojibwemong!
#ojibwe #languagerevitalization

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#ojibwe  #languagerevitalization 

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Della Reese performing “Someday (You’ll Want Me to Want You)” in 1960.

(Source: youtube.com, via worldohworld)

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#music  #della reese 
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Traditional Dancer - Black Native American Association (www.bnaa.org) 

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Traditional Dancer - Black Native American Association (www.bnaa.org

(Source: counting-stars-on-the-ceiling, via worldohworld)

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#bnaa  #regalia 

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#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

(Source: kaniehtiio, via baapi-makwa)

— 3 days ago with 327907 notes
#john barrowman 
"Four Indians Riding," Fritz Scholder.

"Four Indians Riding," Fritz Scholder.

(Source: littlesomethings.blogspot.com)

— 3 days ago with 5 notes
#art  #fritz scholder  #ndn