September 29, 2014
rpmfm:

Listen to The Outer Reaches Mixtape: Inside the Sounds of Tanya Tagaq
How much do you know about Tanya Tagaq’s music? To celebrate #MixtapeMonday, we take you inside the epic and artful career of the acclaimed Inuk artist with The Outer Reaches—an exclusive compilation that explores her ever-evolving auditory experiments and creative collaborations.
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rpmfm:

Listen to The Outer Reaches Mixtape: Inside the Sounds of Tanya Tagaq

How much do you know about Tanya Tagaq’s music? To celebrate #MixtapeMonday, we take you inside the epic and artful career of the acclaimed Inuk artist with The Outer Reaches—an exclusive compilation that explores her ever-evolving auditory experiments and creative collaborations.

READ MORE

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(via idlenomore)

September 29, 2014

erynnemichelle:

Sakej Ward Speaks Truth about Warrior Societies and Sacred Responsibilities.

#WarriorUp

(via cultureofresistance)

September 26, 2014
Decolonize Rap’s Racism and Native Appropriation: T.I. and Hustle Gang
2014 is alive and racist. Just look at the evidence. 
UPDATE: Here’s the text of a letter we sent to Hustle Gang today


Hi,

We recently came across the G.D.O.D. mixtapes and the apparel being sold on the Hustle Gang site and wanted to call attention to the fact that the imagery you are selling is racist and it appropriates Indigenous culture. Indigenous People are not cartoons to be caricatured or mascots for your merchandise.

We ask that you remove the offensive items from your catalog, change the cover art for the mixtapes, and consider the implications of mocking and degrading Native American culture as blatantly as you are doing.

For more on the now entirely played out issue of headdresses (which you use on your album covers and t-shirts), check out this post. 

Our own response is here: http://decolonizingmedia.tumblr.com/post/98500505756/hustlegang 

We hope you’ll take the appropriate action and show some respect for the original peoples of the lands you now call home.


Peace.

Decolonize Rap’s Racism and Native Appropriation: T.I. and Hustle Gang

2014 is alive and racist. Just look at the evidence

UPDATE: Here’s the text of a letter we sent to Hustle Gang today

Hi,
We recently came across the G.D.O.D. mixtapes and the apparel being sold on the Hustle Gang site and wanted to call attention to the fact that the imagery you are selling is racist and it appropriates Indigenous culture. Indigenous People are not cartoons to be caricatured or mascots for your merchandise.
We ask that you remove the offensive items from your catalog, change the cover art for the mixtapes, and consider the implications of mocking and degrading Native American culture as blatantly as you are doing.
For more on the now entirely played out issue of headdresses (which you use on your album covers and t-shirts), check out this post
We hope you’ll take the appropriate action and show some respect for the original peoples of the lands you now call home.
Peace.

September 26, 2014
aamerrahman:

Doing a set of these ‘Resist’ designs flipping the Obey Giant theme - first one is Leila Khaled.

aamerrahman:

Doing a set of these ‘Resist’ designs flipping the Obey Giant theme - first one is Leila Khaled.

(via cultureofresistance)

September 26, 2014
"How will Canada ever accept that its current-day treatment of First Nations peoples is based on a criminal past if it can barely grasp that it’s mired in a criminal present?"

Failing the First Nations | Hazlitt

September 26, 2014
culturite:

Sonny Assu, "Home Coming" (2014)

The title “Interventions On The Imaginary” is a clear reference to Marcia Crosby’s essay, “The Construction of the Imaginary Indian”, and situates itself within the realm of remix culture—as digital interventions onto works that contain the colonial gaze.
These interventions participate in the growing discourse of decolonization, acting as “tags” to challenging the colonial fantasy of terra nullius and confronting the dominant colonial culture’s continued portrayal of Indigenous peoples as a vanishing race.
With the insertion of ovoids, s-shapes and u-shapes into the images, both the landscape paintings and the Northwest Coast design elements are changed. The landscapes become marked by the spectre of Native presence and the NWC design elements, traditionally two-dimensional in appearance, acquire the illusion of depth through association with Western principles of perspective. I see these bold interruptions of the landscapes as acts of resistance towards the colonial subjugation of the First People.
Go to the gallery. (On Flickr)
Follow Decolonialgram on Instagram.


Decolonialgram!

culturite:

Sonny Assu, "Home Coming" (2014)

The title “Interventions On The Imaginary” is a clear reference to Marcia Crosby’s essay, “The Construction of the Imaginary Indian”, and situates itself within the realm of remix culture—as digital interventions onto works that contain the colonial gaze.

These interventions participate in the growing discourse of decolonization, acting as “tags” to challenging the colonial fantasy of terra nullius and confronting the dominant colonial culture’s continued portrayal of Indigenous peoples as a vanishing race.

With the insertion of ovoids, s-shapes and u-shapes into the images, both the landscape paintings and the Northwest Coast design elements are changed. The landscapes become marked by the spectre of Native presence and the NWC design elements, traditionally two-dimensional in appearance, acquire the illusion of depth through association with Western principles of perspective. I see these bold interruptions of the landscapes as acts of resistance towards the colonial subjugation of the First People.

Go to the gallery. (On Flickr)

Follow Decolonialgram on Instagram.

Decolonialgram!

September 25, 2014

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Filed under: ezln decolonize 
September 25, 2014

The Tar Sands

This is what we’re up against.

September 25, 2014
It felt like there was no end to the screaming sadness: one sister's take on #mmiw - APTN National News

Please read and share this important piece. Brave, powerful, and courageous words.

#ItStartsWithUs

September 25, 2014
isapo-muxika-images:

#culturalday #nait (at NAIT)

isapo-muxika-images:

#culturalday #nait (at NAIT)

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