A cartoon by Marty Two Bulls about the controversial photo of Christina Fallin, daughter of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, wearing a feather headdress. (via Indian Country Today Media Network)
Another red face nightmare. Check out these fools and their Cry Trojans production. Parent education and public education needs cultural awareness, diversity, and Native American history classes to reverse people’s thinking.
No kind of shame, morals, or respect!! This dance group is all non-Indian and making a profit by ripping off Native American culture and performing Native dance styles and other demonstrations. No one can do it better and have more spirit than our Indian people. My Native community needs to invite this group to our 123rd annual Pow-wow encampment so we all can have a good laugh. Indians enjoy a good laugh. Then we can show them some real championship dancing by our beautiful and proud Indian people. I will suggest that to the pow-wow committee.
Asdzaa-Ashzhishii: Ch’iidii bilagonna’s! blast you hipsters.
Native American Women Warriors
first, Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, first Native American woman serving in the US military and killed in combat
next, NAWW march in the inaugural parade
last, amazing founder Mitchelene BigMan
Ifheektavaan (Truth Bearer )
Acrylic on Canvas 22” x 28”
Created for California Indian Legal Services 45th Anniversary Gala 2012
what to wear when…in a navajo fairy tale.
the navajo storyteller [is] an extremely knowledgeable recorder of sensory impressions and psychological facts [who] combines the observation of a natural scientist and the insight of a poet into a kind of radiant natural humanism…he describes the arduous journeys of his heroes over mountains and deserts, which imperceptibly lose their outer reality and become, as it were, landscapes of human emotion, reaching heights of elation and depths of despair. the journey itself becomes a journey of inner exploration in which a man, at variance with the contrasting opposites in his nature, strains toward a goal of unity expressed paradoxically as a fourfold symbol of wholeness…this parallel is strikingly illustrated in the story [of] he-who-teaches-himself…the navajo twins follow the pattern of other hero figures, while maintaining local characteristics. the story relates that asdzą́ą́ nádleehé (changing woman) is impregnated by the sun and brings forth the twins, [who] are armed as warriors by their father and sent forth to overcome the monsters…coyote [is] a sort of renegade or outlaw, symbolizing all that is untamable…in the antics of coyote, there is a play of phantasy ranging from impish gaiety to sadistic fury.
post 800 of an infinity-part series
Calla Lily Valley, Big Sur, California
California is so beautiful.
The monarch butterfly population is shrinking at an alarming rate, all thanks to pesticides and GMOs. Outraged? Us too. Take action and help us put an end to this now.