This parang is not quite ideal for me, but it's very nice. I wonder who it was that took this with them on headhunting raids and long treks in the jungle... And also, how nice it is to have something made to fit you! That's harder to find these days...
I have been looking to minimize my possessions but have them be finer quality and better fitted to me, my needs, and my style.
Last month we gathered outside the Tacoma Courthouse and today, there is news: “The Chinook Indian Nation received it's much anticipated order on the government's motion's to dismiss our case (Chinook Indian Nation, et. al. vs.Ryan K. Zinke et. al.) today. The order, by the Honorable Robert B. Leighton, was an important victory for the Nation.
Seven of eight claims brought forward by the Tribe will move forward. These claims include our arguments regarding the unconstitutionality of the 2015 revisions to the government's federal recognition process (25 C.F.R. pt. 83), and our position regarding access to our 1970 (Docket 234) Land Claims monies.
The government's motion to dismiss our first claim, arguing that the federal courts could independently recognize us based on the 1994 List Act, was granted. We strongly disagree with this decision that states that federal recognition is a "political question." We hope that in the future a court will reconsider what we believe to be clearly granted authority (to recognize tribes) by congress.
The Chinook Indian Nation would like to thank all of our members, supporters and of course our outstanding legal team for the hard work and commitment that brought us this victory today.
Stay tuned as we continue to pursue long denied justice for the (Lower Chinook, Clatsop, Wahkiakum, Kathlamet and Willapa) people of the Chinook Indian Nation.” Photo by @amiranwhite#chinookjustice#chinooknation#chinooktribe#indigenous#nativeamerican#firstpeople#federalrecognition#everydaychinook
I post this with a hurt heart, but also at the same time a hopeful one. I grew up with an Irish father who constantly put me down for how I look.. to him beautiful was super thin, blonde, and blue eyes. As you can see that is not me one bit. I am everything opposite od that.. and growing up he made me very aware that I wasn’t what society would consider beautiful. He was always telling me I’m not thin enough or that my hair was too dark. He’d make fun of me for having a big butt and a bottom lip that is full and pouts out. Even today he commented on how my skin is getting dark and if I really want to continue being in the sun. He never liked that I embraced the other half of me, which is Sami, Athabaskan, and Sioux. I’ve always felt more in my heart my indigenous blood and identity with it more.. I can see this angers him by how he’s puts me down when I yoik or celebrate any part of my indigenous self. It hurts.. BUT I know who I am now that I’m older. I see that maybe just maybe, I am beautiful. I see myself and I see my great grandmothers Sinnie and Inez. I deserve to love myself and to feel beautiful..: even if my own father can’t accept it or see it. Because you know what?! Indigenous women are beautiful! We are strong!
Keyapic Nipasikon – Still I Rise.
I have been fortunate in my life to be surrounded by so many strong and powerful individuals who through their own challenges have continued to ‘warrior up’ - refusing to simply exist or survive but have defied all expectations and overcome limitations. These friends have stories of overpowering trials, beating adversities, and overcoming hardships – yet continue to be examples to those around them - finishing educational journeys, becoming advocates, advancing their skills and careers, by never giving up. Indeed, it is despite the darkness that has surrounded them that they have found a way to shine brightly, they have found ways to beat the odds, and continued to do good things and when it is all said and done, say, “Still I Rise”. On June 2nd, these friends came together and allowed me the honor of photographing them and over the next few days, I want to share these photos with everyone. To my friends who allowed me to capture their beauty, I give you honor and I give you respect, hiy hiy.
What do you rise to?
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Mātauranga māori, the way i see it, is about viewing the world in which we live in, through the eyes of our tīpuna.
Taonga Pounamu carry that awareness, for those who choose to see.....
📷 Te Waereti TeKaha.
It’s #winetourwednesday! Our suggested stop will take you to West Kelowna and over to @indigenouswine! Their wines are crafted by the infamous Jason Parkes and we must admit, there isn’t one we don’t enjoy! While you’re there be sure to stop by @indigenousredfoxclub for the best bannock we’ve ever had (+ more delicious creations from Chef Andrea Callan.
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See everyone at practice tonight, 7 - 8 pm, step by step for members, 8 - 9 pm open circle!!! Reminder: potluck n graduation recognition next week!!!
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I heard this kid was like the Tupac of our generation, really? However, I’ve never heard of his music because unfortunately my taste in music differs from two bar rhyme and mumbles. She is now blind in one eye. I did NOT personally write that this kid doesn’t deserve an RIP. This was a repost picture. But, I’ve Also seen a lot more of “rip xxx” than I’ve seen about trying to make a change or spread awareness about what’s going on at our boarders. Yeah black lives matter, but so do ALL other indigenous cultures lives. Wake the fuck up people. To make difference call (202) 224-3121 and demand that we stop separating families and building destructive pipelines through our natives land who are rightfully in their own home. Give thanks 🙏🏽 #cagedkids#fucktrump#ripxxxtentacion#womanabuse#kidabuse#makeamericaindigenousagain#sleep#wakeup#woke#spreadawareness#indigenous#nativeamericans#piplines
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Detail from engraving by John Webber. The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the king's son Tongataboo.
World Water Day
Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.
Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
2018 Theme: Nature for Water
This year’s theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.
When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 – ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 - includes a targetto halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water – the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues - in collaboration with governments and partners.
Facts & Figures
Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. (Sato et al, 2013)
The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. .
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Originals🌎9 Repeat Allele!
9 Repeat Allele is a unique variant (An Allele) of a genetic marker that is only found in the DNA of Modern-day Native American populations, from Alaska down to the tip of Chile. This is what proves us to be all one race, from Canada to Chile. This gene is not found in African and Caucasian people. Although the Allele was found among the Chukchi and the Koryaks people of Western Beringia (The edge of Siberia) the Allele is not found in the remaining populations of Asian people.