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52/77 from the Unforgetting Heart | Calming Insight of Ourselves...Native Americans
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There are 567 nationally recognized American Indian or Native Alaskan  tribes in the U.S., many of whom live on reservation lands owned and managed by the U.S. government. Because the tribes are not landowners themselves & because of federal regulations, it is extremely difficult for economic or educational growth to flourish. This bureaucracy has created some of the poorest communities in the country. The reserves are often isolated because of the government & finding a clean water source can be difficult. Remember Standing Rock, where the Great Sioux Tribe, other Indigenous Nations and allies gathered peacefully to protest an Army Corp oil pipeline? These communities are Mother Earth's heroes and heroines. They deserve respect, complete autonomy and creative nourishment. .
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#NativeNationsRise #ConsentNotConsultation #TakeTheMeeting #StandingRock #NODAPL #WaterIsLife #americanindian #nativeamerican #indigenousnation #american #respect #protection #honor #sustainability #sustainable #sustainableliving #civilrights #civilliberty #empowerment #empower #motherearth #earthart #earth #art #artchessa #illustrator #illustration #sketch


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Preparing for a prayerful protest. For all those across Indian country today- those who gather for Wednesday prayer meetings , sweat lodges, meeting teepees, those who may still be praying under this new moon, at your dinner tables or in your cars-- we ask that you pray for our Kiowa people. We ask that you pray for all our native people as we stand for those who can't. The real organizers of this event are a group of Kiowa elders--most women. Ranging from 85-75. We invite you all, your little ones--it's their future--- your youth-- it's their present-- our men in the prime of life to watch over us all . Especially our elders, they are precious heritage keepers, builders they gave life, for life. Like our Mother Earth, we enjoy the giving, we must offer protecting, honoring, respecting. Please pray for us. We pray, I hear them pray for you. -And all our relations. #kiowaroamer #consentnotconsultation #SaveOurSovereignty #meditation #prayer #spiritualawakening


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Wow. I went to put white board -soon to be "protest signs" in the trunk and had to smile. My life in a snapshot. Regalia from dancing this weekend, blankets, the ever 'ready' yoga mats. My passions in life. Buried in their somewhere is a comfy pillow. A wise elder, my grandma used to always say, "I can sleep when I'm dead". Life is to be lived. I believe in our sovereignty and standing up for the rights and standard of living of our First American People, our tribal people. I believe in our culture and customs. I believe in healing and empowering through meditation and movement, through prayer. (Pray-then move your feet). My modern-day travois told its own tale today. #kiowaroamer #family #meditation #nativeamerican #sovereign #consentnotconsultation #healedpeoplehealpeople #SaveOurSovereigntySOS

Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservations
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Video Repost from @indigenousrising
For thousands of years, the Tohono O’odham (meaning “Desert People”) inhabited what is today southern Arizona and the northern state of Sonora in Mexico. But the O’odham were there long before either Mexico or the U.S. existed as nations. After the Mexican-American War, the international boundary between the U.S. and Mexico was drawn at the Gila River, just north of the O’odham ancestral lands. But the Gadsden Purchase in 1854 redrew the border right through O’odham territory. The O’odham were never consulted. Yhe aftermath of 9/11, O’odham living on the U.S. reservation were forced to deal with the unintended consequences of a militarized border: Border Patrol agents harass and treat them as undocumented migrants on their sovereign land. Their desert landscape and wildlife get clobbered by migrants, traffickers and federal law enforcement. They return home to find cars stolen, houses ransacked by desperate migrants. Migrants who far too often don’t survive the desert elements. It’s also not uncommon for tribal members to be lured by fast cash into working as coyotes or mules for the Mexican cartels, ending up in jail themselves. But less attention is paid to the grave impact the same border has on O’odham in Mexico, who’ve become second-class citizens within their own tribe.The Tohono O’odham Nation (pronounced TOHN-oh AUTH-um) is a sovereign government and federally recognized Indian nation that claims 25,000 members. Their reservation established in 1917 is the second largest in the U.S. and spans 2.8 million acres, about the size of Connecticut. The southern boundary includes 75 miles of the U.S.-Mexico international border. Estimates vary on how many Tohono O’odham live in Mexico. According to the 2000 national census and subsequent report by Mexico’s National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, 363 O’odham were living in Sonora, Mexico. However, that tally included only families in which someone in the household spoke the O’odham language. Just a few generations ago, almost every O’odham, whether in the U.S. or Mexico, spoke O’odham. Now only 24 families do.


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YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN! Post Trauma Care for Water Protectors and Native communities affected by loss and injustice. This alcohol-free flower essence formula helps to clear patterns of PTSD; soothe shock; help alleviate nightmares and flashbacks; reestablish connection with the body in times of disassociation; and ease general stress and anxiety. Flower essences are the spirit of the plant held in sacred water and is safe for all to take. This spirit medicine is available as supplies last at no cost through me and Standing Rock Indian Health Services (shipments on the way). #standingrock #cheyenneriversioux #nodapl #consentnotconsultation #ptsd #floweressences #mniwiconihealthclinic

Standing Rock Indian Resevation
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"We brought the storm because we are the storm" 👊🏽⛈⚡️ Some photos from the Native Nations March in Washington, D.C. Thousands of Indigenous people and allies marched through the rain, hail and snow to show our solidarity, and fight for Indigenous rights. I'm so proud to have been apart of it, and will keep the fight going strong with my relatives 👊🏽 #indigenousrising #nativenationsmarch #nativenationsrise #honorthetreaties #consentnotconsultation

The White House
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On March 10th, 2017 The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with indigenous groups from around the world, marched from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to Trump International Hotel where they erected a teepee and performed ceremonies before marching on to the White House.

#NativeNationsRise #IndigenousRising #TakeTheMeeting #ConsentNotConsultation #washingtondc #potus #standingrocksioux #nodapl #WaterIsLife #resist

The White House
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Planning next steps to bring healing to the Water Protectors & indigenous communities with Lolly Bee and Linda Black Elk #consentnotconsultation #nativenationsmarch #standingrock #cheyenneriversioux #nodapl


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Thousands of Native Nations and supporters, led by the @standingrock tribe, rose together as a show of solidarity against a federal government that had long pushed aside tribal concerns on a range of environmental, economic, and social issues.

#NativeNationsRise #indigineousrising #takethemeeting #ConsentNotConsultation


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This cool person took this photo at the Native Nations Rise rally in DC. (I was observing and had no idea I was being observed)
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Musicians, including those from the group #ulali, raised voices on Friday to support #nativenations #nativenationsrise #nativenationsmarch #nodapl🚫 #noconsent #consentnotconsultation #facesofprotest


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My sweet powerful warriors preparing to march in solidarity with the #StandingRock Sioux Tribe and all the Indigenous Nations gathered in D.C. yesterday. Climate Justice NOW ✊️ #NativeNationsRise #noDAPL #WaterIsLife #MniWiconi #TakeTheMeeting #ConsentNotConsultation #IndigenousRising

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
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“Following the Original Instructions” On an almost fullmoon night, I joined #idelnomore and #tribalnations in #sanfrancisco for a march of #prayer , drums and sweetgrass in #solidarity with the #standingrocksiouxtribe in protest against the toxic trespass of new oil pipelines and in support of #indigenousrights and a healthy #motherearth . The fight is not over. Support the efforts to have your city #divest of Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. If you can’t cut the head off the #oilsnake, you can starve it of $blood$. Seattle in the lead. Efforts happening now in San Francisco. And read “Braiding Sweetgrass.” Remember you are walking on #ohlone lands.
#takethemeeting #consentnotconsultation #nativenationsrise #NoDAPL #NativeNationsMarchSF10 #consentnotconsultation #waterislife #cantdrinkoil #breakfreeoffossilfuels #sfphotographer #cityhall #unplaza #Ilove_sanfrancisco #sinfrancisco #marchwithme #actlikeyoubelonghere #braidingsweetgrass #waterislife

San Francisco, California
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I’m honored to have marched D.C with Standing Rock and other natives tribes across this country. DAPL has been confirmed and native tribes needs, rights and treaties have been ignored- breaking environmental justice laws and treaty rights. The Standing Rock movement is bigger than one tribe. These indigenous tribes aren’t asking for anything more than clean water and respect for their homelands and treaties- for themselves, their communities and for ALL Americans throughout this country and generations to come.
The resistance is here, it’s alive and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Taking part in the movement has reminded me so much of all the men and women who came before me that allowed us to progress and fight the oppression that once existed, and sadly still exists. It’s not easy speaking out; it’s tiring, scary, sad and at times overwhelming but the power of LOVE wins. It always wins. 🕊💜✊🏽
#dapl #takethemeeting #consentnotconsultation #nativenationsrise #resist #whereisthelove

Washington, District of Columbia
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There was a time in the not-so-distant past when young native children were ripped away from their families and forced to attend boarding schools with the purpose of disenfranchising them from their culture. It wasn't even until the Freedom of Religion Act in the 70s that Native American people could even have the freedom to practice their spirituality. •
But today is a new day. And yesterday was #nativenationsrise, where over 5,000 Native Nations and allies marched direct to the capital to stand up for their rights, for the protection of #motherearth, and for #consentnotconsultation for environmentally devastating projects like #dapl and #kxl.
@undocumedia @reclaimyourpower


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Had the opportunity along with @jadethemighty to document the meeting with one of my heroes, Senator Bernie Sanders and Native Nations for @indigenousrising ✊🏽

"You have more support than you know," said Sanders. He cited the significant response his social media page receives on posts covering Native American issues. "Your job, my job, is to bring those people together to say to Trump and his corporate friends, he can't do this. But we need to a strategy to do that." #nativenationsrise
#consentnotconsultation
#berniesanders
@berniesanders
@peopleforbernie

Dirksen Senate Office Building
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📷 @dia_verse
This backstage moment between Taboo and Gabriel Ayala at #NativeNationRise. They both gave incredible spirit and message on stage. #indigenousrights #ConsentNotConsultation #mniwiconi #standingrock #waterislife #indigenousrising #n8vnashens


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📷 @dia_verse
Taboo (of Black Eyed Peas) for the people at #nativenationrise rally at the #WhiteHouse. Tell 'em "Where's the love?!" Defend the Sacred! #mniwiconi #indigenousrights #ConsentNotConsultation #indigenousrising #waterislife #nodapl #hiphop #peoplepower #standingrock #n8vnashens


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We are all one. We are all stewards of this earth. We all need clean water to drink. We all need clean air to breathe. Our future deserves a safe and healthy place to live. Climate change is real, it is human induced, and it can be halted if we choose to fight. Feelings of resistance at yesterday's march were strong (and we shut down a major road during rush hour). This movement is so much bigger than the climate or environment, it's giving a voice to Native American communities, it's making history. #MniWiconi #WaterISlife #noDAPL #TakeTheMeeting #ConsentNotConsultation #NativeNationsRise #denvercanyounot 📷: Amanda Arlington

Colorado State Capitol
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"Only when the last tree is cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money."- Cree Native American Proverb 💦🌿💧#takethemeeting #consentnotconsultation #defendthesacred #nodapl #dc

Washington, District of Columbia
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This backstage moment between Taboo and Gabriel Ayala at #NativeNationRise. They both gave incredible spirit and message on stage. #indigenousrights #ConsentNotConsultation #mniwiconi #standingrock #waterislife #indigenousrising


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Solid as a rock at #nativenationrise march with Samuel John aka AK Rebel from #Alaska. One of the most down to earth souls I met this week. Please check out his music and support his work! #indigenousrising #ConsentNotConsultation #mniwiconi #waterislife #resistance #indigenousrights #sovereignty #hiphop


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