Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one #Strangers #TheKinks #OklahomaSunset #TogetherWeAreOne

It’s most beautiful morning at The Cottage. We wish you a most loving “Good Morning” from our beloved #Norman #Oklahoma. A most blessed day for All BEings! We love you! #ReikiRocks #BeTheLight #Crystalhealing #reiki #lithotherapy #crystals #norman #oklahoma (at Be the Light)

lastrealindians:

Don’t Honor Columbus or the Colonial Notion of “Discovery” By Sloane Cornelius

Frankly, I’m tired of people trying to co-opt the discovery of what we would now call “America.” This is also particularly painful when individuals from other communities of color adopt this colonial mindset. While I understand that there is a historical precedent for exploring community pride, particularly if being proud of yourself has been historically and violently denied to you, this ends up both alienating and erasing the indigenous population here.

I think it’s important to really examine the notions of “discovery” and engage with this desire to co-opt the discovery of the Americas. This attitude bothers me for a couple of reasons, the foremost and most obvious being that it completely ignores the fact that we indigenous people were here with our own histories, ceremonies, and civilizations far before anybody knew that we existed. It doesn’t matter how we got here, no matter what your beliefs are, but the indisputable fact is that we as native people were living here thousands of years before anybody “discovered” America.

Secondly, this co-opt of discovery is truly just coded language for playing the racial superiority game. It is deeply rooted in the idea that whomever discovers first gets to claim, and whoever can claim more is obviously superior. This is a heavily colonized attitude wherein people attempt to elevate themselves and their communities at the cost of our humanity and at the expense of our history, all so that they can gain legitimacy in this white world that we live in. It perpetrates this violent idea that the only way to prove your worth is by proving how much you have and by how much you have dominated.

Finally, no matter who “discovered America” for the “first” time, the end result is always the same: murder, rape, disease, enslavement, genocide. With an end result like that, I’m not so sure it’s something to be proud of. As native people we know that Columbus Day marks not a day of discovery, but the beginning of hundreds of years of horrific genocide, not just for our community but also for other communities of color with whom our history is profoundly entwined.

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/dont-honor-columbus-or-the-colonial-notion-of-discovery-by-sloane-cornelius/

suicidewatch:

NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN (the break-up playlist) 

  1. Nolan Strong & The Diablos- Yeah Baby (It’s Because of You)
  2. Ramones- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  3. The Nerves- Gimme Some Time
  4. The Gruesomes- Things She Does To Me
  5. Dirty Beaches- True Blue
  6. The Cutaways- I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  7. X- Come Back To Me
  8. Alan Vega- Goodbye Darling
  9. The Gizmos- Cry Real Tears
  10. The Kinks- It’s Too Late
  11. Hasil Adkins- I Had A Dream About You
  12. The Outer Limits- Don’t You Need No More
  13. The Go- Gimme Back My Love
  14. King Khan & His Shrines- Fool Like Me
  15. Compulsive Gamblers- Stop and Think It Over
  16. The Exploding Hearts- Shattered (You Left Me)
  17. Dwight Twilley Band- You Don’t Care
  18. Flamin’ Groovies- Feel A Whole Lot Better When You’re Gone
  19. Link Wray- I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You
  20. Mary Wells- Bye Bye Baby
  21. Roy Orbison- It’s Over
  22. Flat Duo Jets- I’m Sorry
  23. Paul Revere & The Raiders- Sometimes
  24. Johnny Thunders- Hurt Me
  25. Dead Moon- Where Did I Go Wrong
  26. Roky Erickson- You Don’t Love Me Yet
  27. The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Maybe Tomorrow
  28. The Rolling Stones- Pain In My Heart
  29. The Everly Brothers- Long Time Gone
  30. Harry Nilsson- Save The Last Dance For Me

enjoy the heartbreak and sorrow: http://www.divshare.com/download/26269044-e5e

as you guys may or may not know, tumblr is threatening to delete my blog for all my many copyright violations, and so in the spirit of our impending split I made tumblr a break-up mixtape. maybe she will listen to it and forgive me. anyways, with Suicidewatch coming to a likely end, I started a new blog Only The Young Die Young that you guys can follow. thanks. Love you guys.

🎶Do you remember the
24th night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders while chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away🎶
Feliz Cumpleaños Mi Hermana Amor!! We’ve been all over the Multiverse in Multidimensions and will always be doing “The Work”.
Thanks for coming to Earth! I love you!

apaches-and-angels:

"The Silencer"


I was told I can’t show this skateboard in a public art space

In a major AZ city due to its gun imagery.

Put me “in my place”

Yet I can watch cowboys killing Indians all day on TCM

Scorcese’s gangsters are considered high art

Coppola’s Godfather is a family man.

Tonto is a racist stereotype resurrected for pompous greed.

White House Down is an action “shoot -em-up”

Channing Tatum sanitized violence for the masses

And Trayvon may he rest in peace but not defeat

They put him in a place, he could never return from

Because of a gun

Many of us are free, its America after all.

However I can’t show my side of history


I’ve know the price now of silence, know the cost

Machine Gun Kelly is baseball. Al Capone is apple pie

Get a slice of freedom where it suits you best

You won’t ever silence the love for my people

Deep in my chest.

girljanitor:

lolitapop09:

sipala:

ruthhopkins:

Boarding schools used Native appropriation to embarrass, degrade & exercise control over Native children. Native appropriation is an extension of the federal government’s assimilation and termination policies to ‘kill the Indian and save the man.’

gross

Those nuns’ smug faces contrasted against the children’s. It breaks me.

In case anyone was wondering why this post isn’t so much funny as it is just horrifyingly true

Or kind of like how I spent probably like 2000 bucks so white men could teach me the history of my own fucking people

Or how I had to explain to my own fucking white sister why it wasn’t okay for her to make money dressed up like an “Indian Princess”

Or how my white ex-in-laws fucking accused me of being a pothead for smudging my fucking room and used that for grounds to kick me out (with no other place to go), which was traumatic enough that I never fucking did it again

Or how last week at work I had someone literally tell me they thought addiction to tobacco was Native American’s “revenge” for genocide, because we’re extinct now or almost because “you don’t see a lot of them these days”, and killing “us” with cigarettes is “their” revenge

This photo is a picture of what it feels like to be a ghost

A fucking ghost in your own native land.

(via lastrealindians)

chicosez:

There’s a famous quote from Orwell’s Animal Farm:

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It’s often mistaken that Orwell wrote his hamfisted satires as an allegory about communism, but really since he lived under british occupied burma. Perhaps his point of view was influenced in other ways?

Selective Outrage

A couple…

lastrealindians:

Bringing the Lakota Children Home

#SouthDakota won’t stop illegally seizing our children.
State foster facilities are the new #Indian boarding schools.

WATCH & SHARE the new video below!
Learn more and donate at: www.LakotaLaw.org/life