raisethestorm

My name is Leading Thunderbird During The Storm. I'm 21. Queer. Anishinape. Scott. Gunn. Sicilian. Anti-colonialist/capitalist. Indiginist-Anarchist.

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"We use a lot of “I Love You” words in our language - like Gi Zhawenimin. “Gi Zhawenimin” is a really deep meaning “I Care”, “I Appreciate You”, “I Love You.” I guess that’s what you would call Unconditional Love…the word “Gizhawenimin” is really, really deep in our Ojibwe language. You can say that to anybody. You can say that to your best friend. You can say that to your daughter-in-law because it really means something in our language. It is a root of Ojibwe language. Gizhawenimin… But our young people today, they have a hard time saying I Love You because maybe they were taught differently. “I Love You”, for young people today, is more of a meaning of a relationship type, or personal-relationship type of word. But I can say “Gizhawenimin” because that really hits the caring part and the meaning of “I Care”, “I Appreciate You."

- Nancy Jones, Elder and Language Keeper, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation  (via baapi-makwa)

(via baapi-makwa)

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experimentalmadness:

And you know what.

Shout out to bisexual individuals who haven’t been in any relationships yet, or have only ever been in a relationship with one gender.

You don’t owe anyone any kind of explanation about your identity.

You are amazing and wondrously bisexual just the way you are.

(via letransfiguration)

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"someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready."

- nayyirah waheed  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed, via pedagogyoftheunimpressed)

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I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

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- Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via racialicious)

(Source: fyeahlilbit3point0, via racialicious)

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Kinder Morgan questions how much B.C. First Nation still eats fish

tanacetum-vulgare:

wrlittle:

lifeaquatic:

In case you were wondering what happens when Big Oil lawyers question Native people in public hearings…

Yeah…. OK. “Who even eats fish anymore?”

"Fish is like sooo pre-contact, amirite?" 

"The forum is designed to gather oral evidence" = offsets