October 22, 2017

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BRAIDS OF RESISTANCE: COMMUNITY CREATION

BRAIDS OF RESISTANCE: COMMUNITY CREATION

Participants in the Braids of Resistance workshops created braids to weave into a larger one, dedicating their portion to someone significant in their life. Ombaasin means “to be lifted by the wind” in Anishinaabemowin. The Ombaasin Collective is a team of word and image warriors which includes, Elwood...
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THE POWER OF CHEROKEE WOMEN

THE POWER OF CHEROKEE WOMEN

A young Cherokee woman in traditional dress points toward the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Nov. 30, 1942, which is considered a sacred site by the Cherokees. The unidentified woman is a graduate of a conventional school and the granddaughter of a chief. | Image Source: www.indiancountrytodaymedian...
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CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

The passion flower has medicinal uses that Amadahy is learning in her Curanderismo practice | Image source : Zainab Amadahy   In Spanish curar means “to heal”.  Curanderismo is the art of healing.  The practice of the southwest of the US and Mexico has a variety of origins and influences.  These in...
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THE HISTORY OF RAISED IROQUOIAN BEADWORK

THE HISTORY OF RAISED IROQUOIAN BEADWORK

Picking out a handmade Iroquoian beaded souvenir at Niagara Falls was all the rage for Victorian ladies in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.| Image Source: iroquoisbeadwork.blogspot.ca In the crowded pow wow arena – the beadwork of the Haudenosaunee people is unmistakable and instantly recognizable. Deli...
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SEVEN YOUTH THAT CAN ROCK A HAND DRUM YO!

SEVEN YOUTH THAT CAN ROCK A HAND DRUM YO!

Image Source: Native Drums Website In Native culture, the drum represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth and is used in many spiritual and ceremonial practices. Here are seven captivating videos of Indigenous youth showing us how to rock the hand drum. Miigwetch (thank you) for sharing your powerful voic...
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CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

Mary Lou and Dan Smoke. Photo: DodemKanonhsa.ca I realized that the reason I knew where to get those berries was because of the blood memory from my great-great-great grandmother back in 1542. Being an Elder is not something that people get to decide for themselves. Most often it is through their engage...
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