Indigenous Resistance


The River is Our Highway: Interview with Penobscot Tribal Council Member

I met with John Neptune, Penobscot Tribal Council Member, and our first conversation was if I ate fiddleheads. Fiddleheads is a edible fern that grows by the water and is a traditional food of the Penobscots. I told him that I did not eat fiddleheads and only had moose meat. During this time of the year, many people have already run out of their fiddleheads as they are collected in May and then stored and ate throughout the year. 

James Neptune (Penobscot Elder) discusses about Healing and Mascoting

From the moment I met James Neptune, he put a smile on my face. He is an avid storyteller and I know this will not be my only interview with him. We cracked jokes, ndn style and like James said we didn't have enough time. He discussed the role of healing with me, which is a constant reflection in my life and path. He gave a story on Cleveland Indians and the role of Indian mascoting as well. He runs the Penobscot Tribal Musuem on the Inidan Island, please go visit him! He is amazing!

Gary Neptune- Penobscot Father

Gary breaks it down about his reservation, what it means to be a father, keeping up Penobscot ways, the Indian Island School, talked a bit about the Casino Initiative (where the one in town got have one and a Indian Nation couldn't), Paper Mill chemical dumping into the Penobscot River, and much more!!!

KKKolinizer Histories of A SACRED SPACE: Sogorea Te (Glen Cove)

When the Gilgamesh epic's clay tablets were drying in the sun, the first Egyptian pyramids were being built (4,500 years ago), and the first Ohlone (or Water People) buried the first generation of their ancestors on the west coast of Turtle Island (what was later labeled America), the Ohlone shell mounds were begun.   

Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project

Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project is a living proof of indigenous people bringing back their almost lost languages by any means and the resistance of linguistic domination.

 

Is there any land not stolen by the “White Man”

(Photo Credit: Toby Kramer, Andy Kreamer and PNN staff)

URGENT UPDATE: April 19,2011: Devil-Opers & Po'LICE At Sogorea TE HAVE BEEN STOPPED - NO REMOVAL FOR NOW- NOW BACK TO THE REAL WORK OF STOPPING PLANS TO BUILD PARK ON OUR ANCESTORS LANDS... KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THE CITY OF VALLEJO AND KEEP UP THE SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN RESISTANCE !

 

 

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