This is written by my powerful and profoundly wise professor Dr. Dory Nason. From day one of my degree in First Nations Studies, she has been an inspiration to me as a student, as a Native woman student, and a budding scholar who is trying to take on a white, male, academy. I cannot even begin to express the gifts Dory has given to me as a teacher, and I am continually honoured and inspirited to be her student. Her Indigenous feminisms class has opened my mind and heart to so many things that I will forever be grateful. I can’t read this right now, because I’ll cry. But when I’m done with papers and the like, I’ll read it. Until then, I highly recommend you read her wonderful words.
I’d write about how much I love Dr. Nason, but my friend has done such a good job already I’ll just leave this here.
“Not every career move is remembered so fondly. On the topic of Chaotic, the 2005 documentary that granted unprecedented access to her marriage to Federline, she says: “I would never do something like that again.” She purses her lips. It looks as if this is the first time she’s considered Chaotic in many years. “Actually, that was really bad,” she decides. “That was probably the worst thing I’ve done in my career.”
When I ask if that includes Crossroads – her not-exactly-Oscar-winning 2002 film – she looks suddenly outraged and clutches her hand to her heart. “No!” she shouts, springing to life. “I like Crossroads! F— you!”—Britney Spears (x)
Really excited to be coming to terms with my passion for First Nations studies, and I think I’m ready to make the switch from Political Science sometime over the break. Also been really challenging myself and how queer identities intersect with Indigenous ones and how I can bring conversations happening in the LGBTTQQIA2 and non-conforming gender circles into my academic studies of resurgence and decolonization and how my own histories and traditions fit into that. All of these huge questions are really making me think about grad school, but that scares me because ahhhhh already doing 5 years for my undergrad and I went in right after high school. How long am I gunna be in school?
I should probably be studying for my Global Environmental Politics class, but its dumb and euro-centric and makes me cranky.
“In Elsipogtog right now, a scenario is playing out that repeats itself in communities across the country, but often goes unnoticed: the injunction is mediating conflict between Indigenous-state-private sector parties. What is an injunction? In plain terms, it is a legal tool that restrains someone from doing something.”—Injunctions: What Land Protectors Need to Know (via indigenousnationhoodmovement)
You're so full of hate and ignorance yourself it is kind of sad. Did you learn nothing of MLKs teachings, you won't get anywhere being indignant towards a whole race of people, that's not how you seek change.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Little did you know, Martin Luther King fucking hated you lmao oops..
Could you explain what's the issue with macklemore?
A couple of months ago, Jamie Foxx was attacked on Twitter with racial slurs and death threats for coming to an award show dressed in a Trayvon Martin t-shirt but everyone is currently praising Macklemore, a white man, for dedicating his award to Trayvon Martin.
Bill O’Reilly even had the audacity to call Jamie Foxx “racist” for wearing the Trayvon Martin shirt.
Our problems as POC aren’t real until a white person like Macklemore voices their opinion on the issue, let a POC voice their opinion on the issues and struggles they encounter, they’re labeled as a “reverse racist” and “delusional” -Grace