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Mahlikah Awe:ri #Haudenosaunee Kanien'kehà:ka & L'sitkuk ✊️🏽Drum Talk Poetic Rapologist; #Keynotespeaker; #Community #Arts #Warrior @redslamcollective

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"Our Elders Still Lead The Way; We Aren't Expected to Always Follow For We Each Have A Path, But We Must Stand With Them When Called." @mahlikah_aweri We are so relieved to hear that many of our indigenous comrades to the south supported Elder Nathan during and after the mobbing on Friday ✊️🏽. We would appreciate it if 🇨🇦and 🇺🇸 media outlets would stop referring to the Elder as an "Indigenous Protestor" #putsomerespekonit ~ we can do better 😡😡😡😡 @redslamcollective #repost @nahkobear “I heard them saying ‘Build that wall! Build that wall!’ You know this is indigenous land. You know we’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did. Before anybody else came here we never had walls. We never had a prison. . We always took care of our elders, we took care of our children. We always provided for them. We taught them right from wrong. . I wish I could see the mass of young men put that energy into making this country really great.” . Nathan Phillips (Omaha and Vietnam Vet) Foto: @josue_foto #standingstrong #nathanphillips

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I like most are appalled by this footage captured at yesterdays #indigenouspeoplesmarch south of the border. The disrespect this swarm of MAGA youth made towards our people and specifically towards Elder Nathan Phillips who is a #warveteran, #pipecarrier and part of the #standingrock movement sickening. Props to the elder for standing strong despite the hostility. #repost @martharedbone @borderangelsofficial We like most are appalled by this footage captured at yesterdays #indigenouspeoplesmarch south of the border. The disrespect this swarm of MAGA youth made towards our people and specifically towards Elder Nathan Phillips who is a #warveteran, #pipecarrier and part of the #standingrock movement sickening. Props to the elder for standing strong despite the hostility. #repost @martharedbone @borderangelsofficial These little A-@$*# bullying and mocking our elders at the Indigenous Peoples March in DC yesterday. To see that stupid punk kid with his stupid red MAGA hat standing in front of our elder Nate Phillips makes my blood boil. They were shouting racist taunts like “Gone in 2020” and howling and jumping around mocking our drumming and singing. No home training. They attend Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. On Tuesday we all must call their school and report them to their school. What kind of school has such disrespectful racist students @cch_colonels major fail. 👎🏽😡 #thisisamerica #thisisindigenousland #whitesupremacy #racismisreal #supportourelders #shame #indigenouspride #wearestillheredemi

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Crystal Care for the January 20th Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Wolf🐺moon🌑. #Moonstone 🌕enhances the energy of the moon helping to clear the intense energy that comes with a full moon. Moonstone can help give you a sense of balance during a very emotional time. It will also makes you feel more intuitive, and encourages synchronicity. #Amethyst 💜has healing and protective qualities that make it ideal for connecting to your higher self. During a full moon, it's easy to feel pulled down by the tide of swelling emotions. Amethyst will help you deal with these emotions in a more constructive way. #Selenite 🌊is a water-based crystal that is often associated with the tides during a full moon. It's going to help you be gentle with your emotions so that you can leave what's no longer feeding you. #Howlite 😭 is known to help reduce anxiety and stress, and can be used to help encourage emotional expression. Remember this full moon is illuminating our #relationshipsgoals with ourselves and with others both personally and professionally. #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #wolfmoon #crystals #healing #indigenousteachings #grandmothermoon #moonmedicine

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#fbf #onthisday a year ago I delivered my 6th professional #keynote to #teachercandidates 👩🏽‍🏫 in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program at the Indigenous Education: Calls To Action For Teachers, CTEP Professional Conference at @oiseuoft. And then I did an impromptu speaking engagement with @cjportia Students sharing poetry and insights from my #artseducation journey. Such a memorable day☀️ for this artist and educator and my gratitude🙏🏽 for Christine Jackson continues to guide me in my practice ✨. #keynotespeaker #facultyofeducation #calltoaction #decolonize #teachings #indigenous #trc #truth #stories #motivation #inspiration #education #squad #learning #artistlife #socialchange #newteachers #indigenousknowledge #indigenouseducation #artistlife #memories #femmefriday

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#warriorwednesday Have U got a #desiofficial yet? #violadesmond $10 #currency 💁🏽. Got mine. If you don't know why Viola Desmond is the #rosaparks of the North...cop that knowledge. On the right is a photo of my Grand Auntie Eldora Wesley back in 1955 my Granpa's older sister. When I was in highschool she would write me letters✉️ #snailmail still had the juice. I remember she mentioned her friendship with Viola and how she frequented her Salon💇🏽 back in the day. She also shared her own experiences with racism growing up in #novascotia and thats one of the reasons she moved to #newjersey. #thisiscanada #facts #civilrights #shero #blackcanadians #racism #segregation #afronative #halifax #newglasgow #annapolisroyal #tendollarbill #womenempowerment

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We must continue to #raiseourvoices ✊️🏼✊️🏽✊️🏾✊️🏿 in solidarity. To join the gathering today in Tsi Tkarórn:to meet up @harbourfrontcentre 3pm today. #nopipelines #thisiscanada #unistotencamp #solidarity #transcanada #wetsuwetenstrong #indigenousrights #rally #tkaronto 📸 @_redworks Jan 8th 2019

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#selfreflectionsunday First Profile Pic 2007>current Profile Pic 🤔🤔 I 💭 this is a great exercise in mindful compassion; humility; honesty .... like most engaging in this trending post I know I have survived much💖to transition from the 👈🏽 to the right. However if it wasn't for the 2007 me I would not be here. I have so much gratitude🙏🏽for your courage and belief in #findingforever in #poetry #music #liftingourvoices and that #scarboroughtings meant something. One of the biggest changes over more than a decade is that 2007 me still gave a f@#k about what others thought about them>2k19 we don't #givenofucks #jussayin 🤷🏽‍♀️🙅🏽👸🏽#backintheday #profilepictures #howitallstarted #newdaynewstart #afronative #artistlife #growth #change #scartown #bigdreams #resilience #wearestillhere #howharddidaginghituchallenge

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My first #postup for 2019 is with @agotoronto #bawse curator @julie_zacfilms ~ so honored to be leading the Writing Explorations ✍️🏽 on January 25th with the MICKALENE THOMAS: FEMMES NOIRES #exhibit which Julie curated. The session is full. But there are still spots remaining for Feb 22nd~Link In Bio~ #warriorwednesday #melaninpoppin #thisis2019 #artistsoninstagram #artistlife #blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic#weouthere #mickalenethomas #artgallery #wetoocute 👸🏽👸🏾

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Repost @redslamcollective ~ On December 16, 2018, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary House Chiefs reaffirmed, once again, their stance on oil and gas export pipelines in Wet’suwet’en Yintah (traditional lands). This decision was validated in the feast hall where Wet’suwet’en decisions are enacted into law. While some Wet’suwet’en Indian Act Bands and corporations have signed on to the Coastal Gas Link Agreement, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership--who have jurisdiction over 22,000 square kilometers of traditional territories--have not given their free, prior, and informed consent to any oil or gas company to build pipelines in their lands and waters. The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have not made any agreement with the Canadian or British Columbian governments to surrender or permit access to Wet’suwet’en lands for any pipeline corridors or construction activities. As of this minute our people are being confronted by the RCMP. January 8th across Kanata we there are Solidarity Rallies for Wet’suwet’en. To support the efforts on the frontlines please donate what you can to the gofund~link in our bio|the rally in Tsi Tkarón:to starts at Nathan Phillips SQ 12 noon with a march to Dundas SQ. #nopipelines #wetsuweten #unceeded #stolenland #nottodaycolonizer #solidaritymarch #rally #rounddance #drumming #indigenouspeople #gidumten #britishcolumbia #thisisindigenousland #accesspoint

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A solar eclipse is a stronger new moon and today’s new moon in Capricorn 🐐 is a #partialsolareclipse. Solar Eclipses occur once every six months as the 🌑disk passes directly in front of the☀️hiding some (or all) of its light from view. And so, naturally, it becomes a visible symbol for the Shadow in our lives. An eclipse accompanying the New 🌕has a dynamic impact extending cosmic energy for as long as six months, instead of the usual four weeks. This means this is the perfect new 🌕 to start something new; to push yourself to go after what you need in your life. On the flip side we are not only setting moon intentions but also eclipse intentions; which will force us to engage with our shadow selves, face our inner darkness~the parts of ourselves we have been trying to hide. So ultimately in order for us to achieve our intentions for this lunation we must be willing to release whatever is blocking the ✨ from our 🌅. #newmoon #newmoonincapricorn #partialsolareclipse #settingintentions #goals #visions #change #newbeginnings #shadow #release #letgo #astrology #capricornseason

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Final 2018 #fbf highlights form this December. #december2018 I wrapped up my final #speakingengagement of the year with @torontodsb and @aboriginaleducationtdsb such an honor to share the stage with @dukeredbird and @archerpechawis ~ had my final @agotoronto #learningdays for 2018 and got to kick it with @zoe_afime and @keepgrowingq and of course last month @torontocld I celebrated the holidays with our AU and @iwiprogram participants and staff~Sureya and I met the Lt. Governor General of Ontario and then I spent quality time in #wolastoqiyik and #mikmaw territory with chickens🐓🐓🐓#myextrodinaryordinarylife #remembering #reflecting #2018 #gratitude #celebrations #panels #artseducation #decolonizing #indigenouspride #familytime #holidays #travel #community

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#tbt found this gem on a visit to mom's last year. #misspiggy was definitely one of my femme sheroes back in the day. That muppet helped me survive bullying especially from 👦🏽👦🏿👦🏼👦🏻... #backintheday #elementaryschool #80s #siblings #themuppets #themuppetshow #girlpower #survivor #sheroes #memories #reminiscing

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