For Immediate Release
CITY OF SEATTLE COUNCIL TO VOTE ON CHANGING COLUMBUS DAY TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
Time: 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm*
Date: September 2nd, 2014
Place: Upper Terrace, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
*Seattle City Council meeting begins at 2:00 PM
Contact: Matt Remle
Members of Seattle’s Urban and Reservation Native Communities’ invite you to show your support at City Hall on September 2nd when the City of Seattle Council will vote on a city resolution initiated by members of the Native community and co-sponsored by Council-members Kshama Sawat and Bruce Harrell to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle.
Please join us for this historic vote through your support by bringing your songs, drums, supporting words and signs. Wear something indigenous!
It’s been so awesome to have so many cool and stylish followers, we here at fyeahindigenousfashion want to say thanks for supporting us and indigenous artists by having our first giveaway! Here’s the rules:
- enter by reblogging this post and following FYIF
- entries are accepted until midnight, September 25, 2014
- each prize is available individually—there are 6 prizes, so there will be 6 winners total
Our prizes are all authentic and come from indigenous-owned businesses. Because we always strive to celebrate the incredible creative diversity among indigenous peoples, we selected prizes from a wide array of cultures and nations:
- ngatu knockers, SOSS (Tongan)
- flower earrings, Cheyenne Noon (Southern Cheyenne)
- lightning bolt pendant, Urban Native Design Co (Pueblo)
- necklace, Kristin Gentry (Choctaw)
- flower earrings, Huichol Arte (Huichol)
- BearMan earrings, Crystal Worl (Tlingit, Athabascan)
Good luck everyone!!
I already follow so I don’t qualify.. lol.. but for everyone else, yall check this out :)
no worries, you don’t have to be a new follower! you just have to be following the blog as of midnight on September 25. you’re entered! :)
¿Reconoces los cuadros que está pintando Frida?
Abajo, retratada por Bernard Silvestein, está pintando La mesa herida (1940). Una de las dos pinturas de gran formato hechas por Frida (la otra es Las dos Fridas) cuyo paradero se desconoce.
TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole.
Has anyone made a scrap fur patchwork blanket? I’d like to try, but for some reason the interwebs wants to tell me all about faux fur blankets and zero things about sewing real fur. I have Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing by Edna Wilder at home, which I know has excellent info,…
Thanks thegreenwolf, I’ll probably pester you a little more when I get started!
Five-year-old Malachi Wilson was all set to start kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas, but on Monday he was told to cut his hair and was sent home. His mother, April Wilson, contacted the Navajo Nation; the American Indian Movement also put pressure on the district to reverse its decision against the child. Only after she provided documentation of her son’s Native-ness through Malachi’s Certificate of Indian Blood did the Seminole Independent School District change its mind. The district’s rather lengthy student dress code stipulates more than a dozen rules when it comes to hair. Among them, Mohawks are prohibited. (Mohawks are called that for the way that some actual Mohawk people wear their hair.) Dreadlocks are also prohibited. The handbook says exceptions are made on “certain recognized religious or spiritual beliefs,” but students “must receive prior approval by the campus administrator.” The district changed its mind about Wilson’s hair—but he nevertheless missed his first day of school. The school district is ostensibly named for the Seminole people. The district’s schools use various Native mascots, and refer to their students as “Indians and Maidens.”
What in the hell
Has anyone made a scrap fur patchwork blanket? I’d like to try, but for some reason the interwebs wants to tell me all about faux fur blankets and zero things about sewing real fur. I have Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing by Edna Wilder at home, which I know has excellent info, but just wondering if any of my (oh so numerous) followers have some pointers. I made that coyote scarf last winter, so I’m not totally inexperienced, but since this will be patchwork and significantly larger it seems harder.