lakotapeopleslawproject asked: Hi I love your Tumblr! Our law firm recently posted a video of the respected Russell Means as a tribute to his life. I'd really appreciate it if you reblogged it so we can get more views on the video. Thank you so much!
me-less asked: I love your blog! I work @ Lakota People's Law Project, a non-profit law firm who is currently working with the Indian Child Welfare Act directors in South Dakota to make the Bureau of Indian Affairs keep its pledge to hold a summit on Lakota foster care. The summit is 9 months overdue! We have a petition going around on our Facebook. I've posted the link on my tumblr page. If you could...
saltwaterwolves-deactivated2013 asked: Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with something. I grew up with my mother's side of the family, which is Cajun, and I'm well educated on that aspect, but my dad's side is American Indian, and sadly, I know nothing of my heritage from them. My grandfather died when my dad was young, so he never was able to get any information, and neither were his other siblings, not even the...
deansregeneratingrogue asked: I'm about as Native American as a plastic dayglo dreamcatcher, but I do have a minuscule bit Cherokee ancestry (not the 'Indian princess' nonsense, actual records and photos) and have spent time doing community service on a rez. People keep expecting me not to care when they make prejudiced remarks against Native Americans. How can I justify my aggravation without sounding like an...
how do you feel about other tribal adoption?
godaintonyour-side asked: Where'd you get that IHOF REZTURANT hoodie? I love ittttt
custerdiedforyoursins: Statistics on sexual assault and suicide in Native communities aren’t something that you should flippantly throw around. Not to win an argument. Not even if you’re Native. Not even if you think you’re being supportive. Those are real problems that certain communities actually, truly face. It’s really painful and infuriating to see them thrown around as some sort of gotcha...
Native Appropriations on ANTM? →
“This is not a post hating on Mariah Watchman, America’s Next Top Model’s very first Native contestant. At all. I’m so excited she’s on the show, and proud that she’s representing for all of Indian Country. Mariah is from the Umatilla rez in Oregon, but is also Ojibwe, Modoc, and Mandan, and seems pretty down-to-earth and awesome. This is much more about the...
Tribe: Bald eagle permit a victory for tradition →
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit March 9 to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it either to kill or capture and release two bald eagles this...
la-belle-laide asked: OMG, your answer = me! I'm always a little afraid to show up at powwows with my hair in braids - even though that's how I wear it often. Don't want to look like a try-hard or, you know, a "Cherokee Princess," haha. I also get "Are you Mexican?" and "What are you?" :/ So, thank you (ALL) for your answers. :)
that-liberal-cunt asked: It's the same way for me, shonagon-chan. I completely understand. For awhile it was hard for me to choose which race I identified with, but after awhile I realized I was only struggling to identify because it was what everyone else wanted, not how I viewed myself. I am white and native, and I don't have to choose. I won't disrespect my ancestors by putting one over the other -...
la-belle-laide asked: Need advice from real Natives. Both parents were part Native -ancestors on the rolls (Cherokee and Choctaw.) So, I self-identify as part Native (and look pretty stereotypical; get asked a lot which "tribe" I'm from and if I have "Indian $$" UGH.) But I still have white privilege- though was assaulted quite badly "for looking like a squaw bitch" :( I didn't...
derrickunderfire asked: Your blog is amazing. I love Native Americans.I love that everything to them is sacred from the biggest mountain to the smallest plant and animal. People always ask me if i'm Native American. I know for a fact that i'm not fully Native but I always tell people there some Aztec and Inca blood running inside me. Maybe not a lot but enough and i'm proud of it. I see that you need some...
City NDN, but raised rez enough
midnight-water: earthgod-windfist: ihavethisblog: midnight-water: I constantly surprised by how many rez things are also hood things. no, rez is rez hehe yeaa rez is rez
Navajo Indians sue Urban Outfitters for using the... →
The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the “Navajo” name from its products. The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico alleges trademark violations and violations of the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which makes it illegal to sell arts or crafts in a...
brokenangel0187 asked: Hi there. I just happened to stumble (happily I might add) across your blog! I'm a mixed child. Cherokee and Irish (mom's side), Blackfeet, Crow and Scottish (dad's side). Neither of my parents learned much about their respective cultures, although my dad did his best. He's passed on now, and my mom has no clue where to begin looking. Any advice you can give me would be greatly...
This is so relevant.
tumblr user: apples are delicious
another tumblr user: wow um who are you to say whether or not apples are delicious?? that's totally subjective you should've said "*I* think apples are delicious" and even then fuck you how do you think that makes oranges and pears feel? there are all types of different fruit and they're all delicious in their own way and don't need to be judged by assholes like you
another tumblr user: ^^^ This.
another tumblr user: *glee gif*
I would just like to take a moment
to thank everyone for not sending me hatemail because of the last “American Indian Things” post. Some of the people that replied, I agree with. Some I do not. I just ask that you all respect each others cultures. It’s okay to disagree, but let’s not make personal attacks. Regardless, thank you all for having a voice and using it. And thank you all for not hating the...
foofalollipop asked: I'm Powhatan Algonquian, but I wasn't raised in the culture because, well my tribe is dead. It makes me really sad that I was robbed of my culture and I can't relate to most of these things.