Indigenous Resistance


After the Round dance...

After the round dance (4am), I received the chance to interview two youth round dance singers, Fidel Wounded Head and Quinn Benally. They were very shy and when I interviewed them there were a bunch of other round dance singers watching. Big ups to these two singers for holding it down being interviewed when everyone else was scared to. The Above pic is of my homeboy Wayne and Giovanni from Ft. Hall!!! One Love!

“If There Were a Reactor Meltdown or Major Leak at Fukushima, the Radioactive Cloud Would Likely be Blown Out … Towards the US West Coast”

“If There Were a Reactor Meltdown or Major Leak at Fukushima, the Radioactive Cloud Would Likely be Blown Out … Towards the US West Coast”

Washington’s Blog
March 13, 2011

In Mourning and Prayer for all of our brothers and sisters, babies and elders in Japan and Across Pachamama

With the deepest love and prayers for our families in Japan and all across Pachamama...

 

in the eye of Pachamama's anger,

Yemaja's turmoil,

Creator's warnings,

ancestors scolding,

and corporate media lies and ongoing poison -

 

our hearts and minds fall into dark places,

with no traces

of hope or joy or strength to keep holding up

Bunche House Afternoon: Semillas of Community

After spending the day with my sista Kellee Coleman, Austin native, organizer with Mamas of Color Rising, and supa mama to 3 fierce little ones, I arrived at my sister's house (called the Bunche House) and found a wonderful surprise. The house smelled delicios my sister was in the kitchen cooking, squash, black beans and rice and the house echoed with voices and laughter. Outside I saw the backyard had transformed in to a huge play space and there was a group of young people playing dominoes at the table with housemate Chelsea.

Season Changes

When I started this journey, I asked my Pops to give me a blessing. I didn't call this journey the Indigenous Peoples Highway at the time but I knew I was about to enter a journey deeper into the rabbit hole. I was asking myself "How far in the rabbit hole do I want to go?" So this weekend was that for me...

I faced one of my belief systems head on... and cried because I knew that belief that I had wasn't authentic to whom I really am. 

Mamas of Color Rising: Sankofa Birth Companion Project, beginning of a journey

Today was my first orientation for the birth companion project and training I am participating in. My sisters with Mamas of Color Rising (MOCR) have been organizing tremendously around birthing access in Austin for poor women of color. Mamas of color rising  is a collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in the Austin, TX area.

Danielle Bear speaks about Round Dance and sings a song!

I met Danielle Bear at the Healing the Spirit Round dance and we both looked at each other and I felt I was looking at a younger version of myself. That I was staring into myself as a little kid. I knew there was a interview there...

Lava Hot Springs Museum in Idaho!

I went to the Lava Hot Springs Museum. There was a section of the museum that was done by a Native American about the history of Native peoples in this area. Check it Out!

Fandango Tejas: Armed Resistance

Walking the capitol lawn I hear strumming and drums a familiar rhythm in the distance. I followed the melody and came towards a circle of familiar faces.

Armed with Jaranas and Resisting on the green lawn of the Texas State Capitol was Fandango Tejas. A family of jaraneros and son jarocho musicians, poets, artists, and dancers armed in resistance with their art and culture.

Save Texas Schools 11,000 March and Rally at Texas Capitol

After a 9 hour drive through the night from El Paso to Austin, my new friend and carpool buddy Avina Gutierrez (from a long line of Chicano Activists, daughter of cofounders of Raza Unida Party in Crystal City and fierce student activist at UTEP) arrived just in time for the Rally at the State Capitol to Save Texas Schools.

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