Last year, we worked with #children and elders in Nunavut and Haida Gwaii to create stories and #comics for our Time Machine project. Check out the comics (link in the bio) or try the app to make your own! #mediamonday#indigenous
Galvarino (died c. November 30, 1557) was a famous Mapuche warrior during the majority of the early part of the Arauco War. He fought and was taken prisoner along with one hundred and fifty other Mapuche, in the Battle of Lagunillas against governor García Hurtado de Mendoza. As punishment for insurrection, some of these prisoners were condemned to amputation of their right hand and nose, while others such as Galvarino had both hands cut off. Galvarino and the rest were then released as a lesson and warning for the rest of the Mapuche. Mendoza sent him to inform general Caupolicán of the number and quality of the people which had entered their land again, to put some fear into him, among other means that were tried, so that he might submit without coming to blows.
When returning to the Mapuche he appeared before Caupolicán and the council of war, showing them his mutilations, crying out for justice and a greater rising of the Mapuche against this Spanish invader like the one of Lautaro. For his bravery and gallantry he was named by the council to command a squadron. With knives fastened on both mutilated wrists replacing his hands he fought next to Caupolicán in the following campaign until the Battle of Millarapue where his squadron fought against that of governor Mendoza himself where he was able to strike down the number two in command, Eric Demand.
and reading from "Why Indigenous Literatures Matter"
published by @wlupress
DANIEL HEATH JUSTICE
at the Robert Langen Gallery @laurierlibrary
This is in part what #Indigenous#writers offer us: in place of #settler#colonial curses that disfigure and diminish us, our writers plant songs and stories of joy and sorrow, praise and loss, remembrance and hope, rage and defiance and dedication, old memories and new possibilities, deep roots in rich soil... the sharing and the tending of those stories and songs is an act of fierce, formidable, transforming love. In that planting, we renew the world and one another. It's how we become human.
Daniel Heath Justice, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter
This was the night I was gifted the most incredibly thoughtful and heartfelt gift from my First Nations Koori SISTAR Queen of Blues Fran Liddle. Fran presented me with a bag that read "Well behaved women seldom change history" and I thought the awesome kick ass bag was the gift. The contents of the bag reduced me to tears. It was a set of two beautiful artworks painted by a survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse which Fran had seen exhibited at The Civil Rights Art Gallery in the Civil Rights Museum. She told me that she doesn't normally buy gifts yet this one spoke to her and that I had to have them. I was so emotional I cried, humbled and overwhelmed that on her spiritual journey and overseas trip she took the time to do such a beautiful thing. Having people believe in you and show love and support for you as you step fearlessly into unknown territory is the greatest gift as an Artist.
I believe as I write this Fran is preparing for another such trip. I am grateful and honoured to journey with such spiritual warriors and soul Sistars. I am blessed to call you my Ohana!
My beautiful English Soul SISTAR @sharonnazer has such a beautiful and courageous heart. We have journeyed together for many years now. We both survived Domestic Violence and Abuse. Sharon and I are thinking of having our own podcast or Comedy show at some point in the future. Sharon is another medicine woman, her work is mostly undervalued and it is not recognised how she and her amazing colleagues give so much love, compassion, dignity and joy to their Disability Clients. I absolutely adore her drive, passion and energy for giving a voice to those that mostly feel like they don't have a voice. Having Sharon at my gig was a rare and special treat. Love you Shazza! .
#NewWineBTG - 2015 ALEXANDRE BAIN PIERRE PRÉCIEUSE by @alexandre_bain_vigneron 👌🏻
This week we feature a very very special wine BTG! This Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fume, Loire valley is absolutely banging and showing up very well at the moment. Come and try for yourself! 🥂
Alexandre’s story in wine began with his Grandfather who farmed grapes in Tracy sur Loire, Pouilly-Fumé. After leaving school he worked for Matthieu Coste before taking over an old vineyard planted in the late 70’s in 2007. ^
Since day one Alexandre has been farming organically (now Ecocert and Demeter certified) with the help of his horse called Phénomène and one full-time assistant. A true vigneron, all wines are produced from estate fruit only and are vinified and bottled on site too.
The vineyard is thick with Kimmeridgian marle that was formed during the Portlandian period, making a very light and free-draining soil of approximately one third sand, one third alluvium and one third clay. There’s dense stones and layers of fossilized oyster seashells in there too.
Testament to the soils of his vineyard, these wines benefit massively from their naturally low pH. The wines are incredibly clean and pure and do not suffer from any microbial behaviour or activity that would normally require some form of intervention, meaning Alexandre can make great, pure expressions of site in a very hands off manner.
Despite being denied any Pouilly-Fumé AOC classification due to his supposed lack of regional-typicity, all of his wines are 100% Sauvignon Blanc from his one vineyard in Pouilly-Fumé. All of Alexandre's wines are bottled as specific parcels found within the vineyard; Pierre Précieuse is from both clay and limestone soils.
These wines aren’t just some of the best natural wines on earth, they are indeed some of the best wines on earth 👏🏻🖤
3rd World Canada is a #documentary about #FirstNations children growing up in third world conditions. The contributing factors are often systemic and rooted in historical and intergenerational trauma. For those who may be tempted to view First Nations people in a derogatory way we challenge you to heighten your knowledge. Understanding the realities of the issues they continue to face helps build empathy through understanding. Watch this documentary. Read the Truth and Reconciliation report. Find your local #aboriginal and #indigenous cultural centre. There is so much beauty in these cultures. And also hardship. Learn how to be an ally, and advocate, to help elevate First Nations to first world standards. ❤️ ..
Tonight I was thinking about Tūnohopū, who our tupuna whare at Ohinemutu is named for. A rangatira, a warrior, a pāpā and a man who fell into deep depression when his youngest child Taioperua was taken during a raid of their papakāinga at Kawaha Point. That story is too long for an IG post but I think one of the most important things to take from this to teach our kids, particularly our boys, is how to recognise their emotions, how to accept them and how to express them. I want my sons to know that sadness is a normal emotion and need not be disguised as anger, to know that it's not a weakness and that we all get sad sometimes... it's from the pöuriuri that we emerge to te ao mārama more enlightened than before. Tunohopu experienced depression and that did not make him less of a man, in fact it was because of the depth of his emotions that he was able to rescue his son and preserve all the lines of whakapapa that were to follow.
Fully enamored with and slightly frightened by this image, but I could stare at it for a very long time. It’s incredible.
#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
Photograph by @limauricio | Mauricio Lima
To mark Earth Day on April 22, a rain of Munduruku children celebrating life in the Tapajós river, near their tribal village called Sawré Muybu, in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil. For more about his work around the world, follow @limauricio
The earth mother Coatlicue was up on Coatepec mountain, dusting the temple and cleaning it when a ball of hummingbird feathers fell from the sky into her womb, she became pregnant! it was a miracle! Her children learned of this, the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui and the moon goddess’ brothers, the 400 gods of the southern stars; the Centzon Huitznahua. They became angry upon hearing this, they were ashamed of their mother, asking her who the father was. She told them it was an immaculate conception but they didn’t believe her. They planned to kill her for shaming their family. Coatlicue became terrified, she heard the voice of a male come from her womb, “It is i, Huitzilopochtli, don’t fear. i will protect you,” this voice exclaimed. Coyolxauhqui and the Centzon Huitznahua approached Coatepec mountain and Huitzilopochtli sprang forth from her mother’s womb, fully grown and fully armed and he killed his brothers. He cut them up into pieces. He cut his sister, Coyolxauhqui up into pieces and he threw her head up into the sky which is the moon and rolled her dismembered body down the mountain. This is a story told by the ancients to remind us that the protector of the sun and the world is Huitzilopochtli and he will always protect us. Ometeotl🌞🗡🔥 .
Field notes from Soma Basu who travelled 900kms undercover from Addis Ababa to Abol, the last Anuak Village in before South Sudan border where the indigenous population is massacred and their fertile lands are given away to foreign investors.
Nobody Wants You To Know What Is Happening In Ethiopia ~ http://reporteratlarge.org/ethiopia-gambella-genocide-international-news-supression/
Behind Ethiopia’s Prosperity: Systematic Genocide Of An Ancient Tribe ~ http://reporteratlarge.org/anuaks-genocide-land-business-ethiopia/
In November 2017, I travelled undercover from Addis Ababa to the last village before the South Sudan border, travelling 900 km in public transport, without any media visa or permit, without any organisational backup. After attending the 10th Global Conference for Investigative Journalists in Johannesburg, I set out alone to see what was happening in the most troubled area of the country where government surveillance and censorship is at its peak.
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The Uru or Uros (Uru: Qhas Qut suñi) are an indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia. They live on forty-two self-fashioned floating islands in Lake Titicaca near Puno. They form three main groups: the Chipayas, Muratos and Iruitos. These days they make a lot of there money through selling hand crafted items to tourists. I usually avoid places like these that can exploit the locals but the islands themselves are too unique to pass up #uro#laketiticaca
📽️📽️📽️ Watch: In #Colombia , decades of armed conflict have seriously impacted on communities and their capacity to conserve their territories. See community conservation resilience initiative (CCRI) there (link in profile).