gorda-chata-deactivated20140227 asked: 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.
@8 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."
@12 months ago with 4179 notes
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.”
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 asked: 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 asked: 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.
@1 year ago
#hiatus back on
This blog is going on a long hiatus.
@1 year ago with 9 notes