We live in a culture of violence, and it needs to stop.

In Canada, First Nations, Idle No More, VAWA, violence against Native women, violences against Native Peoples by Adrienne K.9 Comments

(Photo courtesy of Save Wįyąbi Project, who are doing truly amazing work) I sat in my apartment in a daze today, thinking about the poor babies in Connecticut, and how many families’ lives were irreversibly changed. I kept thinking about my mom, a second grade teacher in California, and how her only responsibility as a teacher for 23 beautiful 7 year olds should …

Indigenous Olympics Link Roundup Part 2

In First Nations, indigenous, link roundup, Olympics, Vancouver Games by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

(Image via http://www.ryanmcmahoncomedy.com) Here are a few more links examining the Indigenous presence in the games! Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples & The Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Unprecedented Inclusion?- Ryan McMonohon Comedy The argument I’ve been hearing is that with the “inclusion” of First Nations in the games marks the NEW start to a world wide relationship with us as Aboriginal Peoples living …

The Vancouver opening ceremonies: honoring Canadian First Nations?

In First Nations, indigenous, opening ceremonies, Vancouver Games by Adrienne K.11 Comments

  I didn’t get to watch the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver games live (I didn’t have a TV-until today!), but I was getting constant text message updates along the lines of: “girl, tell me you are watching the opening ceremonies! hella First Nations!” So I finally got around to watching them online and capturing some screen shots of the …

Appropriations at Disney World Part 2: Epcot and Animal Kingdom

In "tribal", African, American Indian, Aztec, Disney, First Nations, Mayan, totem pole by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Most of my pictures from Epcot come from the “World Showcase” which could be a dissertation in itself–it was fascinating to see which aspects and icons from countries they chose to feature, which were omitted, and how little explanation was given with the structures and images. The picture above (and most that follow) comes from the Canadian village, which was …