As a Mi’kmaq women, I am so proud of my people standing up against the destruction of our earth. Please join us in solidarity, mother earth needs us.
What a powerful image.
So this is a pretty long article, FUSE Magazine gave me the chance to really let ‘er go word-wise. However, if you’ve ever wondered why Indigenous people feel that language is SO important, this article might help you understand the issue. The article originally appeared in an apocalypse-themed issue. I chose to refute the idea that Indigenous peoples are facing an apocalypse in the ‘traditional’ sense of “about-to-die-off”.
By the way, featured in the article is Vincent Medina, whose tumblr blog you can find here: http://ohlone.tumblr.com/
Apihtawikosisan’s latest article! Go Chelsea!
Dear British Museum, Musée du Louvre, and Pergamon Museum, please return my heritage.
Berlin, Germany 2013
Photo: Zeidon Alkinani
Not to mention The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, etc.
Wow, this is a gorgeous photo, actually. I feel so uncomfortable in every “native art” exhibit of most museums. I was just in the Montreal Musée de Beaux Arts yesterday and found a Kent Monkman painting I had never seen before, which is what I’m talkin’ about as far as native art in museums. Support the artists…not the removal of priceless heritage artifacts.
Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole, by the National Film Board of Canada
"This feature-length documentary traces the journey of the Haisla people to reclaim the G’psgolox totem pole that went missing from their British Columbia village in 1929. The fate of the 19th century traditional mortuary pole remained unknown for over 60 years until it was discovered in a Stockholm museum where it is considered state property by the Swedish government. Director Gil Cardinal combines interviews, striking imagery and rare footage of master carvers to raise questions about ownership and the meaning of Aboriginal objects held in museums."
The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is proud to be collaborating with the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (November 4-9, 2013) to organize a panel on Canadian indigenous language…
If you happen to be in Montreal this Saturday, and are interested in Indigenous languages, I will be on this panel with a bunch of really amazing people, discussing all manner of language-related things.