Help us promote healthy sexual activity and increase access to contraception for Navajo youth.


SUMMER 2014, DINÉTAH - Sovereign Bodies Project, Rising Native Youth and Tested I am I Kno are proud to present the 2nd Rez Condom Tour! 4 weekends, 4 towns to promote healthy sexual activity and increase access to condoms for Navajo youth and communities. Like and share! Contact for more information.In the summer of 2013, the Sovereign Bodies Project (SOBOPRO) was created to provide free condoms to Navajo youth. SOBOPRO received 2,000 condoms for the New Mexico Department of Health and visited the towns of Gallup, New Mexico and Tse Bonito, New Mexico and managed to hand out all 2,000 condoms within two hours. Thus the Rez Condom Tour was created to increase access to condoms and promote healthy sexual activity on the Navajo Nation. The Rez Condom Tour visits towns on the Navajo reservation and hands out condoms to youth for free to promote healthy sexual activity. This year, Sovereign Bodies Project partnered with Rising Native Youth and Tested I am I Kno to relaunch the Rez Condom Tour and increase the number of towns and condoms. We are starting a quick jumpstart campaign to raise money for expenses for the tour. http://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJOhttp://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJOhttp://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJOhttp://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJOBe sure to check out the Facebook of the organizations involved:https://www.facebook.com/sovereignbodies | @soboprohttps://www.facebook.com/RisingNativeYouth | @RisingN8VYouthhttps://www.facebook.com/testediamikno |
Check out the event page for the first stop on the Rez Condom Tour! https://www.facebook.com/events/725609390834183
 

 THANK YOU!

Help us promote healthy sexual activity and increase access to contraception for Navajo youth.

SUMMER 2014, DINÉTAH - Sovereign Bodies Project, Rising Native Youth and Tested I am I Kno are proud to present the 2nd Rez Condom Tour! 4 weekends, 4 towns to promote healthy sexual activity and increase access to condoms for Navajo youth and communities. Like and share! Contact for more information.
In the summer of 2013, the Sovereign Bodies Project (SOBOPRO) was created to provide free condoms to Navajo youth. SOBOPRO received 2,000 condoms for the New Mexico Department of Health and visited the towns of Gallup, New Mexico and Tse Bonito, New Mexico and managed to hand out all 2,000 condoms within two hours. Thus the Rez Condom Tour was created to increase access to condoms and promote healthy sexual activity on the Navajo Nation. The Rez Condom Tour visits towns on the Navajo reservation and hands out condoms to youth for free to promote healthy sexual activity.
This year, Sovereign Bodies Project partnered with Rising Native Youth and Tested I am I Kno to relaunch the Rez Condom Tour and increase the number of towns and condoms. We are starting a quick jumpstart campaign to raise money for expenses for the tour.
http://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJO
http://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJO
http://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJO
http://www.gofundme.com/supportNVJO

Be sure to check out the Facebook of the organizations involved:
https://www.facebook.com/sovereignbodies | @sobopro
https://www.facebook.com/RisingNativeYouth | @RisingN8VYouth
https://www.facebook.com/testediamikno |

Check out the event page for the first stop on the Rez Condom Tour!
https://www.facebook.com/events/725609390834183

 

 THANK YOU!

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"Our children are thirsty for knowledge. If we don’t give them something to drink they will drink something else."

 Frank Ettawegeshik (Odawa) United League of Indigenous Nations (via sikssaapo-p)

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@1 year ago with 161 notes
nitanahkohe:

Herd, Tony Abeyta (Navajo)

nitanahkohe:

Herd, Tony Abeyta (Navajo)

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@1 year ago with 83 notes

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 in an internet argument.
I guess the same could be said for other issues that hit Native communities especially hard.

@1 year ago with 32 notes
#reblogging myself because still relevant #fuck i had to edit the tags on this 2x because how the fuck do you spell relevant 
@1 year ago with 245 notes
#racism #feminism #native american #ndn #red indian #headdress #indian hat 

clockwork-parallels said: I'm curious to see if you include Native Hawaiians in your idea of indigenous peoples, and would subsequently be included in your indigenous list, seeing as it /is/ rather Americas-centric.

Of course! Any indigenous people. Most of the people on the list are from the Americas, but not everyone! Included are some people who are Saami and Scottish Gael, Chamorro, Amazigh, Tuareg, Gnawi, and Romani.

Just send me another ask with exactly what you want included beside your name. :)

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My new tumblr 

@2 years ago with 7 notes
rmcomedy:

I released a NEW project today. If you follow me on my twitter you already know about it. If you don’t - click through to the link and enjoy.
It’s called “Powwow Shades Of Grey.” It’s a fictional story that follows one dudes summer long journey on the powwow trail as he looks for love (really, it’s about f*ckin’ & suckin’, sorta).
It’s just for shits & giggles but the response has been mind blowing. Follow #PowwowShadesOfGrey on twitter to see how the twitterverse is reacting and engaging in the whole project. It’s amazing!
It’s weird - people love this shit.
Visit the website HERE.

rmcomedy:

I released a NEW project today. If you follow me on my twitter you already know about it. If you don’t - click through to the link and enjoy.

It’s called Powwow Shades Of Grey. It’s a fictional story that follows one dudes summer long journey on the powwow trail as he looks for love (really, it’s about f*ckin’ & suckin’, sorta).

It’s just for shits & giggles but the response has been mind blowing. Follow #PowwowShadesOfGrey on twitter to see how the twitterverse is reacting and engaging in the whole project. It’s amazing!

It’s weird - people love this shit.

Visit the website HERE.

@2 years ago with 70 notes
#FUNNIEST SHIT I EVER READ 

gorda-chata-deactivated20140227 said: Hey hows it going, Ive followed you for a while and im working right now with the Lakota Peoples Law project were we're looking into the rights of native children in foster care that aren't being put in native homes. and I was wondering if you knew of sites or forums where we could outreach to get our message out. Just wondering and thank you!

I’m sorry I don’t, but maybe one of the people who follow me on tumblr might.

@11 months ago
#native american #ndn #native #lakota peoples law #lakota #foster care 

"[I]n order to colonize a people whose society was not hierarchical, colonizers must first naturalize hierarchy through instituting patriarchy."

Andrea Smith (via counterstorytelling)

For those who don’t know— Andrea Smith is a Native American woman and scholar in ethnic/gender studies. One of her main projects is the INCITE! collective.

This makes me think of Silvia Federici’s book, Caliban and the Witch (which I still need to finish), which talks about how the construction of patriarchy in Europe was a critical development in the formation of capitalism and “primitive accumulation.”

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@1 year ago with 4235 notes
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After browsing through the stat counter I have on this tumblr (and seeing some really horrific google searches bringing people here and a few other unsettling things) and remembering some stuff I’ve written and no longer agree with - I’m going through and deleting a lot of posts.

I see that any mention of blood quantum on here has a billion university hits and am really uncomfortable by that. I know a lot of people on tumblr browse through the internet their university provides and do so harmlessly, but I’m sure you can see how it still makes me uncomfortable, mainly because I’m paranoid. I also hate seeing people trawl through all my posts looking for any secrets I may have spilled about my culture or another tribe’s culture. The amount of searches for specific items by various tribes is ridiculous. Specific item that shows up more than any other: “Mohawk cradleboards”. So, all of those landing pages are getting deleted.

I’m so fucking irritated that people are googling shit like “native american indian girls on tumblr” “american indian squaw breed” and “native american women boobs”. I am so happy that I reblogged an amazing post by a Native woman on here about the sexualization of Native women and the harm that it does, and that these pervs keep landing there no matter how they phrase their searches.

I think I may be coming back to this tumblr soon. I am going to keep my personal posts on my other tumblr and use this for everything else.

@1 year ago with 13 notes
#Native American #American Indian #squaw #ndn #red Indian #blood quantum 

Anonymous said: I'm wondering what you think of responses to female appropriation of feather headdresses in contemporary fashion, along the lines of mycultureisnotatrend's: "Unfortunately if you’re a woman, you’re thumbing your nose at our culture which explicitly disallows you to wear the headdress." Do we have to excuse the sexism in the name of culture? Can't both be bad? I think we can do better.

You are trying to view a single part of a few tribes’ culture through the lens of western feminism. It doesn’t work like that. There were also women’s headdresses that men don’t wear. If you want to know more about this, there are plenty of resources out there on tumblr. You aren’t the first person to think out this kind of “ah ha, gotcha” response to being told you can’t wear a headdress.

@1 year ago with 13 notes

Anonymous said: tamil books

I don’t have any suggestions for books written in Tamil. I’m not entirely sure why you would ask me.

@1 year ago

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I’ll make a list and give all of this to them tomorrow.

@2 years ago
#hiatus back on