akelles:

usbport:

I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power

bees make an important contribution to the survival of the human race which makes them the exact opposite of white men in positions of power

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winnememwintuvoice:

September 12, 2014
The Shasta Dam already took our lands and many of our sacred places, now corporate agriculture wants to take the small bit we have left that keeps is being Winnemem Wintu.
Please tell your Senators and Congresspeople, "Oppose the Plan to Raise Shasta Dam!"

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bio-mechanic:

taniafonseca:

We all know the Aztecs by that name, but it was not actually a name that they ever called themselves. The Westerners who came up with the name ‘Aztecs’ likely took it from one of the original places that the Aztecs lived around the twelve century, called Aztlan, which was in the Northern part of Mexico. However, the Aztecs themselves actually referred to themselves as Mexica, which is actually where the name for the country of Mexico originally came from.
Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation. The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.
Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying “We the people here”, in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call “the Western Hemisphere”) and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is called “North America”). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the “Western Hemisphere”. We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India!
#MEXICA #MEXICAN #INDIGENOUS #INDIGENOUSROOTS #nicantlaca #indigenouswarrior #1500s #mexicapride #brownpride #AMERICANHISTORY #vivamexico #mexicolindo

“The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.”
This really rubs me the wrong way, and I won’t get into a long explanation of why b/c I have talked about why this rubs me the wrong way, but a shortened version:
 No the Mexica aren’t dead, their descendants (the Nahua people)  are still alive and well. and many can still speak their language, so stop referring to them in the past tense. Also, it is important that indigenous people have solidarity, but not at the cost of sacrificing and disregarding our own unique identities, traditions and histories, that is not solidarity.

bio-mechanic:

taniafonseca:

We all know the Aztecs by that name, but it was not actually a name that they ever called themselves. The Westerners who came up with the name ‘Aztecs’ likely took it from one of the original places that the Aztecs lived around the twelve century, called Aztlan, which was in the Northern part of Mexico. However, the Aztecs themselves actually referred to themselves as Mexica, which is actually where the name for the country of Mexico originally came from.

Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation. The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.

Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying “We the people here”, in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call “the Western Hemisphere”) and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is called “North America”). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the “Western Hemisphere”. We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India!

#MEXICA #MEXICAN #INDIGENOUS #INDIGENOUSROOTS #nicantlaca #indigenouswarrior #1500s #mexicapride #brownpride #AMERICANHISTORY #vivamexico #mexicolindo

The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.”

This really rubs me the wrong way, and I won’t get into a long explanation of why b/c I have talked about why this rubs me the wrong way, but a shortened version:

 No the Mexica aren’t dead, their descendants (the Nahua people)  are still alive and well. and many can still speak their language, so stop referring to them in the past tense. Also, it is important that indigenous people have solidarity, but not at the cost of sacrificing and disregarding our own unique identities, traditions and histories, that is not solidarity.

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baapi-makwa:

makoons (bear cub in Ojibwe)

baapi-makwa:

makoons (bear cub in Ojibwe)

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limpstella:

Finished project! As you can see I got lazy/ran out of time ;u;

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Q
Re: gender, I've also seen it said that pangender is appropriative because by definition it would include two spirit
A

Ah, yes because pan means ‘all’. I have a friend who identifies as pangender but says they define it as identifying with all genders that is permissible for them to identify as, which don’t include identities such as two spirit since it’s not a gender identity that is in their culture. (They’re Pakistani.) - mod M


Q
It's a bit sad that all these people are asking you guysfor permission to find out about their own culture
Anonymous
A

I can understand the doubt to a certain extent, but it’s a question we answer a lot and constantly repeat. I’ll add it to the FAQ and from there, I’ll just start deleting those questions since they make up almost half the questions RTNT gets. - mod M


blacksupervillain:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

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comeupkid415:

lolfactory:

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

This is one of the best things iv seen today

Hey, sorry to spoil the fun but this is actually a work of art done by the Cuban artists pair Los Carpinteros as seen here.

comeupkid415:

lolfactory:

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

This is one of the best things iv seen today

Hey, sorry to spoil the fun but this is actually a work of art done by the Cuban artists pair Los Carpinteros as seen here.

(via reverseracism)


Q
If you're two spirit, how do you explain that to non natives? Any natives outside the gender binary here willing to help a brother out?
Anonymous
A

There’s these two posts I reblogged, anyone else have anything else they’d like to contribute?

Also non-appropriative terms that non-Natives can use for themselves that isn’t two spirit is bigender, demigender, genderfluid, polygender, pangender, etc. - mod M


Q
omg! this white chick with dreads and dressed in a very "wanna be g*psy" manner had come to this youth group i went to and was teaching us hoola-hooping stuff... is hoop dancing culturally important as well?? how many things can this chick appropriate omg smh..
Anonymous
A

Was this white woman showing you hoop dancing like in the Nakotah LaRance gifset I just reblogged? I would say that is inappropriate. - mod M


Q
Anon if you really want to show your friend some respect and support while she is reclaiming her native roots make sure the gift you buy for her comes with a certification of authenticity.
Anonymous
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^ Plus if you know what her nation is, buy her something from that nation too. - mod M