"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.





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.’


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)


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


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…


Bringing the Lakota Children Home

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

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Apaches And Angels is now the Official Apache Skateboards Website Blog.

What this means is that whatever we want to post here, will sync with Apache Skateboards Dot Com. I admit it’s thrown me slightly only because as the owner/ lead designer / creative director of Apache Skateboards I was trying to compartmentalize all various skate, art , mural, film, music or mixed media themed projects.

For all intents and purposes separating projects is probably not entirely necessary for the many projects of A. S. and Douglas Miles except for easy categorization.

Apache has always created what, how, where and when we wanted to and continues to do so.

However I’ve neglected posting some recent events, projects, shows and demos. I will try now to post items and links ( in reverse ) so those who follow our work(s) can read and study how we engage with communities at myriad levels. I know what we do has never been done before. So enjoy us, our work and effort.

Douglas Miles

Uncle Monty finds the carrot infinitely more fascinating than flowers. A carrot has mystery. @melhobson @dacrebeth @kennylettuce #withnailandi #rootcrops #crowcrag








I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy. 

The homeowner at 22 one is killing me.


This meme makes me so angry because it’s so on-target.

I am screaming

Oh hey there every single older relative ever.

A guy I worked with WAS this guy. And his name was actually Steve.

Do not remind me. My rack is still going through counseling from the PTSD caused by his staring. *shudders*


From: Yvonne Tupper
Tan si my brothers & sisters please hear my call:
I am writing tonight to ask for support for our opposition to Site C in BC & days to follow to continue our fight. This needs more attention of opposition than our bands can give. We have…






A convention in Philadelphia this week discussed a plan to allow law enforcement to “keep anything deemed criminal off the Internet.” This includes, among other things, stopping any form of protest deemed “illegal” including the sorts of marches and civil disobedience actions engaged in by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr.

On hand was a Chicago Police Department official who told attendees at this law enforcement conference that his department has been working directly with a “security chief at Facebook” to block certain users from the social networking site if it is determined they have posted what is deemed “criminal content.”

Kenneth Lipp, an independent journalist who attended the lecture, reported from the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference that a the unnamed CPD officer “said specifically that his agency was working with Facebook to block users’ by their individual account, IP address or device, such as a cell phone or computer.”

Lipp noted that law enforcement agencies discussed technologies at “workshops held by and for top police executives from throughout the world (mostly US, Canada and the United Kingdom, with others like Nigeria among a total of 13,000 representatives of the law enforcement community in town for the event), and widely available from vendors,” that would “allow agencies to block content, users and even devices – for example, ‘Geofencing’ software that allows departments to block service to a specified device when the device leaves an established virtual geographic perimeter.”

“The capability,” Lipp explained, “is a basic function of advanced mobile technologies like smartphones, ‘OnStar’ type features that link drivers through GIS to central assistance centers, and automated infrastructure and other hardware including unmanned aerial systems that must ‘sense and respond.’”

A recent article in Governing magazine in which it was reported that the Chicago Police Department is using “network analysis” tools to identify persons of interest on social media, citing the frightening statistic that “95.9 percent of law enforcement agencies use social media, 86.1 percent for investigative purposes,” a statistic quoted from the head of the “social media group for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.”

Smh they really tryna keep us controlled

Shit is ridiculous

One step closer to those police states out of dystopian scifi.

I just want to point out that there has never been a time when Black people weren’t living in a police state. This, as well as that law that says people in certain states can have their internet activity legally monitored is only a change in the lives of white people. Everyone else, but especially Black people were already being monitored, already being pre-emptivly attacked.

(via lastrealindians)