Last Updated On August 2, 2021

 

Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. -Joy Harjo

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Warmth
Essence
Embers
Gourds
The belly of the sun

dancing flame
solar flare
foxy
moon eyed kitty

sun goddess, caution cone, citrus grove, tiger stripes, molten core
monarch
nectar
Sunset kisses
the land
of first peoples

I wore my mother on my mind and my granddaughter on my chest all the day as if I were embarking on a journey or a hunt. I kept thinking about impermanence and interdependence. How these two concepts spin in perpetuity inside this story globe of belonging. M. Scott Momoday says this is a world of constant change, profound mystery, incomparable beauty and wonder. So I thought of this as I joined the smoke dancers, awkwardly massaging the earth mother’s back with my feet. Thank you thank you thank you.

This year’s clitoris color, Orange, was chosen to honor first nations people and their contributions, as well as bring awareness to the history of abuses indigenous people have suffered- the horrors we knew and the horrors still coming to light. Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th, significant as the date indigenous children were taken and placed in residential schools to not only perpetrate cultural genocide but actual genocide as many did not return. Please see this article from the Indigenous Peoples Commission for more about the significance of Orange Shirt Day.

I invite you to join me in contributing to this local effort to rebuild a cayuga nation schoolhouse for community gatherings and traditional studies; https://gofund.me/04fd0bdd

Description from GoFundMe below:
“The traditional Cayuga People want to have a safe place to learn their language and cultural responsibilities for years to come. We need a place to process our food for the year, and a place to practice traditional songs and dances. Us Traditional Cayugas are looking out for the next seven generations that will live and grow to learn our traditional Gayogohó:nǫ’ way of life on our own homelands here at Cayuga Lake.’

Below I will link to some resources (all podcasts, although I believe Criminal has transcripts) that have opened my eyes to injustices but are also hard to witness, please use your own discretion:

Some Place Under Neith, Revisiting Residential Schools

The Fall Line three part series: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Children, and Relatives:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Criminal Podcast, Starlight Tours

 

Last Updated On August 2, 2021

 

Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. -Joy Harjo

 

Warmth
Essence
Embers
Gourds
The belly of the sun

dancing flame
solar flare
foxy
moon eyed kitty

sun goddess, caution cone, citrus grove, tiger stripes, molten core
monarch
nectar
Sunset kisses
the land
of first peoples

I wore my mother on my mind and my granddaughter on my chest all the day as if I were embarking on a journey or a hunt. I kept thinking about impermanence and interdependence. How these two concepts spin in perpetuity inside this story globe of belonging. M. Scott Momoday says this is a world of constant change, profound mystery, incomparable beauty and wonder. So I thought of this as I joined the smoke dancers, awkwardly massaging the earth mother’s back with my feet. Thank you thank you thank you.

This year’s clitoris color, Orange, was chosen to honor first nations people and their contributions, as well as bring awareness to the history of abuses indigenous people have suffered- the horrors we knew and the horrors still coming to light. Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th, significant as the date indigenous children were taken and placed in residential schools to not only perpetrate cultural genocide but actual genocide as many did not return. Please see this article from the Indigenous Peoples Commission for more about the significance of Orange Shirt Day.

I invite you to join me in contributing to this local effort to rebuild a cayuga nation schoolhouse for community gatherings and traditional studies; https://gofund.me/04fd0bdd

Description from GoFundMe below:
“The traditional Cayuga People want to have a safe place to learn their language and cultural responsibilities for years to come. We need a place to process our food for the year, and a place to practice traditional songs and dances. Us Traditional Cayugas are looking out for the next seven generations that will live and grow to learn our traditional Gayogohó:nǫ’ way of life on our own homelands here at Cayuga Lake.’

Below I will link to some resources (all podcasts, although I believe Criminal has transcripts) that have opened my eyes to injustices but are also hard to witness, please use your own discretion:

Some Place Under Neith, Revisiting Residential Schools

The Fall Line three part series: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Children, and Relatives:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Criminal Podcast, Starlight Tours

Last Updated On August 2, 2021

Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. -Joy Harjo

Warmth
Essence
Embers
Gourds
The belly of the sun

dancing flame
solar flare
foxy
moon eyed kitty

sun goddess, caution cone, citrus grove, tiger stripes, molten core
monarch
nectar
Sunset kisses
the land
of first peoples

I wore my mother on my mind and my granddaughter on my chest all the day as if I were embarking on a journey or a hunt. I kept thinking about impermanence and interdependence. How these two concepts spin in perpetuity inside this story globe of belonging. M. Scott Momoday says this is a world of constant change, profound mystery, incomparable beauty and wonder. So I thought of this as I joined the smoke dancers, awkwardly massaging the earth mother’s back with my feet. Thank you thank you thank you.

This year’s clitoris color, Orange, was chosen to honor first nations people and their contributions, as well as bring awareness to the history of abuses indigenous people have suffered- the horrors we knew and the horrors still coming to light. Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th, significant as the date indigenous children were taken and placed in residential schools to not only perpetrate cultural genocide but actual genocide as many did not return. Please see this article from the Indigenous Peoples Commission for more about the significance of Orange Shirt Day.

I invite you to join me in contributing to this local effort to rebuild a cayuga nation schoolhouse for community gatherings and traditional studies; https://gofund.me/04fd0bdd

Description from GoFundMe below:
“The traditional Cayuga People want to have a safe place to learn their language and cultural responsibilities for years to come. We need a place to process our food for the year, and a place to practice traditional songs and dances. Us Traditional Cayugas are looking out for the next seven generations that will live and grow to learn our traditional Gayogohó:nǫ’ way of life on our own homelands here at Cayuga Lake.’

Below I will link to some resources (all podcasts, although I believe Criminal has transcripts) that have opened my eyes to injustices but are also hard to witness, please use your own discretion:

Some Place Under Neith, Revisiting Residential Schools

The Fall Line three part series: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Children, and Relatives:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Criminal Podcast, Starlight Tours