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How Cold is It? Send me a funny #Blizzard2016 #SoColdOnTheRez for @indiancountry http://ift.tt/1PusKHu 
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OH almost forgot DESI
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As I said yesterday, my site is under construction. I have made more progress today. There are more changes to enjoy today. Thank you again for your patience and following my progress. http://ayashaloya.com/
As a young Chippewa, I grew up close by grandmothers side who I watched and learned many painting techniques from. From my younger years, I knew I needed to develop creative skills and obtain education to be an artist. Pencil Drawings · Mixed Media · Watercolors · Oil Pastels · Charcoal Drawings ...
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My childrens   grandparents, Cheers Frae Bonnie Scotland
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Moccassins ..... #NativeAmerican   #Powwow   #Historyprops  
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2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest - this weekend - Feb. 13-14 / Phoenix,AZ
Heard Museum Circle.

Over a thousand will gather. See why. 🎥Video of 1st place 2015 winner. Champion dancer Nakotah LaRance


Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Artistry, sheer athleticism, cultural traditions

This event showcases a unique sport. Prepare for stunning performances of
the Indian men and women who are vying to call themselves World Champion Hoop Dancer. The event combines artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions to create an exciting, colorful and suspenseful competition.

Last year, the competition was so close that two dancers in the adult division had to compete in an additional dance-off to determine their final standing, and contests in recent years have been decided by just one to three points. Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers are preparing to enter the competition and win the prestigious title and cash prizes at the two-day competition, in which men and women compete on an equal field.
Download the media release announcing 2015 Hoop Dance winners
Over time, the intertribal hoop dance has expanded to incorporate new and creative designs and extremely intricate footwork. Each dancer presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture. Individual routines are presented using as few as four to as many as 50 hoops, which are manipulated to create a variety of designs including animals, butterflies and globes.

Dancers are judged on a slate of five skills: precision, timing/rhythm, showmanship, creativeness and speed.
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Watch: "Is the Crown at war with us?"
by Alanis Obomsawin (96 minutes) 
In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi'kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? Alanis Obomsawin casts her nets into history to provide a context for the events on Miramichi Bay.

The above events and subject were discussed in today's lecture/storytelling  "It's All About the Land". Class 5 in "Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki" from Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University in Canada. Class 5 was Feb 10/2016 is available for archive viewing
Watch: http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/46#

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http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/

Regard: "Ici pour La Couronne cherche-t-elle à nous faire la guerre?" (96 minutes)

Long métrage documentaire sur la petite communauté autochtone d'Esgenoopetitj, ou Burnt Church, au Nouveau-Brunswick, à qui le gouvernement canadien semble avoir déclaré la guerre à l’été 2000. Comment expliquer cette attaque? Pourquoi des officiers du gouvernement canadien ont-ils recours à un tel comportement envers des citoyens qui exercent un droit reconnu par le plus haut tribunal du pays?
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Watch: "Is the Crown at war with us?" (96 minutes) by Alanis Obomsawin In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi'kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the C...
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YOU ARE THE REFUGE
Where are the Pilot pigeons where are the grassy meadows along the banks of our clean waters, Why Is the sky not full of birds, The rivers not full of fish and beaver, Were are the great pines?
We have lost things we have never seen,, our lives cut short by a third we lose our grandparents so young. Grandparents Stolen from us from our children.
The ways of these people who have come to us have taken over the land. They have taken over our lives, our families. They have stolen our minds and poisoned them as surly as they have poisoned the air and water. What percentage of the land is left sacred and living? What percentage of your ways? How much of your life is all native not invaded upon? How much is really native what percent of your day do you see that’s pre-contact influence? What’s left of us around, us or in us?
How much is fair, 50%? Can you be 50% Native? Half of your speech? Half of your clothing, half your heart and soul? If all of your things are taken away from you,, how much is fair to get back? All of it is yours by right. I doubt any of us have even 5% of your day uninfluenced, untainted by the invasive culture.
You have been forced to buy food that should be free, food that’s now toxic, forced to buy clothing made by slaves, Forced to educate your kids to go away from our ways. Forced to teach your children to perpetuate their world.
How much force are you under? Would you comfortable walk around and go about your day in pre contact clothing? Could you eat normal? Can you even behave normal? Is anything normal anymore? How much force is behind your awareness, pushing you to react to behave the way they want?
Act native, more and more each day. We must take back our ways no one will give them to you. We must grow back like the blackberry bush that takes over. We are the rightful people of this land. Walk like this is all yours. This is the time for regrowth regeneration. It is time to take back what is ours. Take back every inch of what is ours. Do not ask for what is yours, just take it.
Where can you start? How can You recover the waters, the air, the earth. You must start the recovery of our people and our lands right were you have the most power. Your flesh and Blood are the earth, you are the sacred ground. You are the holy. If you reclaim your native rights over yourself, make of yourself the refuge. You have the power over your person; you can claim yourself a wildlife and native refuge. You are the sanctuary you are the refuge you are the survivor and you are the hope for us all. The returning of the earth to her proper health and balance starts with you.
Each one of us can recover within and come together to make a tide that washes over the land cleansing and nourishing everything it envelops. Every moment of the day you can ask yourself dose this lead us back to a good life, or away from us.
I will restore the earth,, the air the waters the animal nations to their proper place of honor. I will reclaimed our ways.
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The Great Canadian actor .. Post Tis ladies Photo Chief Rita Smith. Her Story Danny Paul Also His Story. we where not the savages .. MI"KMAQ people............. Cheers Frae Bonnie Scotland .
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Love it. They should have all gotten together and turned on the oppressors of both their own people's. Lol
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Watch 8 minute animated short film which tells the Mi’kmaq legend of the great spirit Glooscap, who in the cold white dawn of the world, battled with the giant Winter in order to bring Summer to the North.

The above events and subject were discussed in today's lecture/storytelling  Class 1 thru 4 in "Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki" from Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University in Canada. Available for archive viewing
http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/46#

More info:
http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/
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Watch "Our Nationhood" by  Alanis Obomsawin
In this feature documentary, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'kmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

The above events and subject were discussed in today's lecture/storytelling  "It's All About the Land". Class 5 in "Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki" from Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University in Canada. Class 5 was Feb 10/2016 is available for archive viewing
Watch: http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/46#

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http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/
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WOW this was a great story sharing and singing in "It's All About the Land" class 5 in "Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki" from Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University in Canada. Class 5 was Feb 10/2016 is available for archive viewing on Feb 11th, 2016
Watch: http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/46#

More info:
http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/
Wow. These strong Mi'kmaq men are beautiful spirits and singers. @ChiefSAugustine @walterjown @J3xx30 #taliaqCBU · Embedded image. 4:39 PM - 10 Feb 2016 from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 2 Retweets6 Likes. Reply to @CunsoloWillox. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter?
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Thank you for the info I will check it for the ones I have not seen.
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Yes very wise words
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