brandx:

bonzananza:

the-jackals:

can an austrlian explain this to me thnks

1788 was the year Australia was ‘settled’ which is a word here that means ‘invaded by white people’ and like it’s a pretty great country nowadays except for the fact that when you bring this up and the fact that it’s had horrible, horrible continuing effects on our indigenous population like in the early 1900s they started up a thing called the Aborigine’s protection act which sounds nice but they used to literally STEAL CHILDREN ‘FOR THEIR OWN GOOD’ and then in 2000 AS IN LIKE FOURTEEN FUCKING YEARS AGO they were like ‘was there really a stolen generation tho lol like i mean it wasn’t that many kids i mean we can hardly call it a generation lmao’
literally the people in power sort of tend to stick their fingers in their ears and go LALALALALALLALALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU Australia is actually so fucked up on this front it’s really gross
but yeah a lot of people call australia day ‘invasion day’ and for good reason we have a pretty shitty past that doesnt get talked about like literally all we learned in school about pre-1788 was ‘the aboriginals walked around and did stuff like there was the dreamtime and stories and stuff’ I could go on but that’s it in a nutshell

What do you mean they “used” to steal children in “a pretty shitty past”
Published as of 2013: More Aboriginal children are being taken into foster care now than during the ‘Stolen Generations.’ This exact same headline has been running in North American newspapers, delineating the exact same “phenomenon.” Just replace ‘Aboriginal’ with ‘Native’, and ‘Stolen Generations' with 'Residential Schools' if you wanna get specific, but in reality they're just synonyms of the same epidemic.
As it is in Australia, as it is Canada, as it is the U.S., as it is in every nation and region that white Europeans have invaded, ripped up, and colonized.
Of course the number indigenous children in foster care today far outnumber the heights of the Stolen Generations and Residential Schools combined. Every class bastard knows this. Bio spawn should probably get a clue by now.
Just don’t talk about this shit as if it were in the past. Cuz it’s not.

brandx:

bonzananza:

the-jackals:

can an austrlian explain this to me thnks

1788 was the year Australia was ‘settled’ which is a word here that means ‘invaded by white people’ and like it’s a pretty great country nowadays except for the fact that when you bring this up and the fact that it’s had horrible, horrible continuing effects on our indigenous population like in the early 1900s they started up a thing called the Aborigine’s protection act which sounds nice but they used to literally STEAL CHILDREN ‘FOR THEIR OWN GOOD’ and then in 2000 AS IN LIKE FOURTEEN FUCKING YEARS AGO they were like ‘was there really a stolen generation tho lol like i mean it wasn’t that many kids i mean we can hardly call it a generation lmao’

literally the people in power sort of tend to stick their fingers in their ears and go LALALALALALLALALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU Australia is actually so fucked up on this front it’s really gross

but yeah a lot of people call australia day ‘invasion day’ and for good reason we have a pretty shitty past that doesnt get talked about like literally all we learned in school about pre-1788 was ‘the aboriginals walked around and did stuff like there was the dreamtime and stories and stuff’ I could go on but that’s it in a nutshell

What do you mean they “used” to steal children in “a pretty shitty past

Published as of 2013: More Aboriginal children are being taken into foster care now than during the ‘Stolen Generations.’
This exact same headline has been running in North American newspapers, delineating the exact same “phenomenon.” Just replace ‘Aboriginal’ with ‘Native’, and ‘Stolen Generations' with 'Residential Schools' if you wanna get specific, but in reality they're just synonyms of the same epidemic.

As it is in Australia, as it is Canada, as it is the U.S., as it is in every nation and region that white Europeans have invaded, ripped up, and colonized.

Of course the number indigenous children in foster care today far outnumber the heights of the Stolen Generations and Residential Schools combined. Every class bastard knows this. Bio spawn should probably get a clue by now.

Just don’t talk about this shit as if it were in the past. Cuz it’s not.

(via angrynativefeminists)

beyondbuckskin:

Image from the Native American Clothing Contest held in Santa Fe during Indian Market 2012.

beyondbuckskin:

Image from the Native American Clothing Contest held in Santa Fe during Indian Market 2012.

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whuffiesmind:

mythoftheheart:

girljanitor:

Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.

The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.

You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.

holy fuck balls

Okay so my 30 seconds or less of Tumblr fame.  I’m related to these people.  The Parkers are my ancestors on my father’s side.  I’m a typical American “mutt” through various marriages, but the Comanche tribe was still actually visible in my grandmother.  She had beautiful, thick black hair, dark eyes, and the high cheekbones.  The blood is really dilluted by the time it gets to me, and I’m all of a sixteenth.  Coming from the southern US and a family who has always been here, that’s extremely common.  Most people are related to some group of native people or another around here.

Mine just happen to be the Parkers, so it’s really important to me to find out more about this.  My mom and dad are interested as well… so thank you Tumblr!  I’d never have even known without this post.

The Oklahoma Historical Society has restored the film, and you can check up on recent news about it here. They will release it on DVD and Blu Ray “eventually”, according to their blog. The first screening was earlier this year, so they will probably continue to have limited screening for a while before then.

For more information, you can contact Bill Moore of the OHS.

dolgematki:

upola:

mattachinereview:

biyuti:

girljanitor:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

popca:

dolgematki:

nativevoice:

“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120608/inuit-food-prices-protest-120608/#ixzz1xKWAJkGe

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross
64.99?????

These people are starving for a reason.
Conservationists
have been starving
these people
to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

Ah a serious, anthropological crisis.  Reblogging so this can gain some more exposure.  I don’t know a lot about Inuit culture but I’m assuming that the hunting of whales are crucial for survival because vegetation isn’t abundant in circumpolar environments?  Can someone inform me?  Also tell me why setting a strict quota on whaling affects other food prices in Nanavut?  I’m terribly inept when it comes to economy :x

Okay, some things about inquiries like this (boldings mine):
How do you make this an ANTHROPOLOGICAL crisis when REAL PEOPLE ARE IMPOVERISHED AND STARVING?
How do you ask questions like how do externally imposed hunting quotas figure in indigenous communities with ridiculously high food prices in a thread that has already supplied more than a few sources for your perusal on those exact themes?
Like wtf. Please inform.

I wanted to add that I had further conversation with someone who lives in the area, an they added some good points regarding how many aboriginal communities are so impoverished that even hunting isn’t much of an option anymore. I feel like my point still stands that perception is what affect real policy and changing people’s perceptions of indigenous people and their lives is paramount to changing their/our situation.
And also wanted to clarify that my voice is coming from being an indigenous person trying to fight the idea that we “all died out”, “don’t exist anymore”, and/or are “imaginary or magical creatures”.
This is exactly (anthropological crisis? fuck you!) what I’m talking about when it comes to people ROMANTICIZING aboriginal and native cultures, and using that as a way to distance themselves from actual children starving. THAT is what I’m trying to express.
I’m not trying to speak for anyone affected by this; as a matter of fact I think i have probably overstepped. And for that I apologize.

dolgematki:

upola:

mattachinereview:

biyuti:

girljanitor:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

popca:

dolgematki:

nativevoice:

“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross

64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.

Conservationists

have been starving

these people

to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 

Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

Ah a serious, anthropological crisis.  Reblogging so this can gain some more exposure.  I don’t know a lot about Inuit culture but I’m assuming that the hunting of whales are crucial for survival because vegetation isn’t abundant in circumpolar environments?  Can someone inform me?  Also tell me why setting a strict quota on whaling affects other food prices in Nanavut?  I’m terribly inept when it comes to economy :x

Okay, some things about inquiries like this (boldings mine):

How do you make this an ANTHROPOLOGICAL crisis when REAL PEOPLE ARE IMPOVERISHED AND STARVING?

How do you ask questions like how do externally imposed hunting quotas figure in indigenous communities with ridiculously high food prices in a thread that has already supplied more than a few sources for your perusal on those exact themes?

Like wtf. Please inform.

I wanted to add that I had further conversation with someone who lives in the area, an they added some good points regarding how many aboriginal communities are so impoverished that even hunting isn’t much of an option anymore. I feel like my point still stands that perception is what affect real policy and changing people’s perceptions of indigenous people and their lives is paramount to changing their/our situation.

And also wanted to clarify that my voice is coming from being an indigenous person trying to fight the idea that we “all died out”, “don’t exist anymore”, and/or are “imaginary or magical creatures”.

This is exactly (anthropological crisis? fuck you!) what I’m talking about when it comes to people ROMANTICIZING aboriginal and native cultures, and using that as a way to distance themselves from actual children starving. THAT is what I’m trying to express.

I’m not trying to speak for anyone affected by this; as a matter of fact I think i have probably overstepped. And for that I apologize.

(Source: , via deliciouskaek)