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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.

The Problem with trying to learn Ojibwemowin

You want to learn how to say something and the Nichols dictionary says one thing, a Treuer says another, your First Nations instructors say two different things, your friend says something else…

Dialects make this hella difficult to know what to say and who to say it to…

— 3 hours ago with 6 notes
#dialect struggles are real struggles  #personal  #ojibwemowin  #ndn  #Imma just go with my friend cuz we're from the same area 

Pages Matam, “Brown Eyed Girl”

This is not my video, but I figured other WOC would appreciated as I did.

(Source: wocinsolidarity)

— 4 hours ago with 62 notes
#spoken word  #pages matam  #legit 

I’ve been fairly silent over here lately and I just wanted to let you all know that I’m still here. I’m just struggling with coursework, mental health issues, family issues, and financial issues. Once this semester is over I’ll be back. For now, I’ll be studying for my Ojibwe proficiency exam, listening to spoken word, making the occasional post, and otherwise hovering around.

— 4 hours ago with 2 notes
#personal  #academics  #grad school  #issues 
ruthhopkins:

Tipis on the National Mall in DC tonight for “Reject and Protect.” Wow. What a picture. I’m sure the ancestors are there too- helping, keeping watch.

ruthhopkins:

Tipis on the National Mall in DC tonight for “Reject and Protect.” Wow. What a picture. I’m sure the ancestors are there too- helping, keeping watch.

(via sagethenate)

— 1 day ago with 176 notes
nitanahkohe:

one of my favorite ledger artists created a piece honoring two of my biggest role models! this is called ‘Winona LaDuke and Faith Spotted Eagle Make a Stand,’ and it’s by Pepion Ledger Art. love it! happy earth day folks, remember our responsibility to be mindful stewards of the land we come from is a full-time job!

nitanahkohe:

one of my favorite ledger artists created a piece honoring two of my biggest role models! this is called ‘Winona LaDuke and Faith Spotted Eagle Make a Stand,’ and it’s by Pepion Ledger Art. love it! happy earth day folks, remember our responsibility to be mindful stewards of the land we come from is a full-time job!

(via sikssaapo-p)

— 2 days ago with 64 notes
#art  #pepion ledger art  #ndn  #ledger art 

The next couple weeks are going to be hell…

#endofsemesterstress

— 2 days ago
#personal  #academics  #grad school 
indigenousflygirl:

I love Marjorie Kalama’s work - this will be a fully beaded vest when it’s done. I sit by her at the radio station and always admiring her work. Size 12 and up. #indigenous #ctwso #warmsprings

indigenousflygirl:

I love Marjorie Kalama’s work - this will be a fully beaded vest when it’s done. I sit by her at the radio station and always admiring her work. Size 12 and up. #indigenous #ctwso #warmsprings

(via itslaladamnit)

— 3 days ago with 153 notes
#beadwork  #art 

dynamicafrica:

MORNING SONG: Seinabo Sey - Younger.

You’d be seriously hard pressed to find anyone who possess both the depth and youthfulness of 23-year-old Gambian-Swedish singer Seinabo Sey.

In her debut single, produced by Magnus Lidehäll, Sey doesn’t shy away from expressing her philosophies on the things that inspire her and motivate her to pursue her dreams with every waking moment. She’s full of wise words. Her infectious statements linger and settle in your consciousness. As the group of young believers accompanying Seinabo Sey through this serene and picturesque setting go about doing the wonderful things that young people do, Sey stays grounded in the deliverance of her message. Whilst it may sound, and look, as though she’s romanticizing youth, right at the very start of the video, through symbolism, Sey acknowledges the fragility of life and the human spirit - a theme that plays out throughout the video.

Supported by the song’s continuous and climaxing beats, Sey’s voice carries a sense of both freedom and urgency. No syllable uttered or lyric sung goes to waste. The advice she dispenses is both instructional and filled with a sense of upliftment that only makes you want to fulfill all the things you once gave up on.

"There’s a way to be yourself, I assure you this
There’s a way to get your dreams without falling asleep.
You might as well get it while you can, babe,
Cause you know you ain’t getting any younger”

Want to be wow’d some more? Watch her perform ‘Younger’ live.

(via g-dno)

— 3 days ago with 168 notes
#music  #seinabo sey 
Vogue US will not work with Terry Richardson anymore →

doxing-queen:

shaniallahtwain:

blowhan:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS

FINALLY

(via lilbijou)

— 3 days ago with 6077 notes
#doesn't really work for vogue us much but it's a start 

russianfamouscurves:

We love russian model Flora Kim by Victoria Janashvili

(via itslaladamnit)

— 4 days ago with 9526 notes
#flora kim