My name is Kelly. I am Cherokee and Blackfoot from what I know so far. I was not raised in Native culture but it has always been the side of me that I've supported the most. Hit me up if you have anything to say. Thanks :)
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nativeamericannews:

CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle
The once federally recognized Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area has fought for more than two decades to regain its rights to sovereignty and resources. It has cost the tribe dearly, even forcing them to abandon their tribal headquarters, but this fight could soon be coming to an end.

nativeamericannews:

CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle

The once federally recognized Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area has fought for more than two decades to regain its rights to sovereignty and resources. It has cost the tribe dearly, even forcing them to abandon their tribal headquarters, but this fight could soon be coming to an end.


I’m making the video right now

I was about to post it but apparently Tumblr has a 100mb video file limit so I have to figure out how to lower the file size so I can post it. It was in 1080p but I lowered it to 720 so that might make enough o a difference. If not, I’ll just put it back to 1080 and split it into parts. Probably 1,2, and 3. we’ll see what happens. This is going to take a while. 

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nitaohoyo:

Kinda cool to see a legit headdress from (I’m assuming the local tribe there) but sad to see that the feathers weren’t being taken care of at a all. You can tell they were beautiful at one point but mites or moths got to em. #ndn #respect #headdress #quanah #nativeamerican #texas #tx  (at Quanah Rest Stop)

nitaohoyo:

Kinda cool to see a legit headdress from (I’m assuming the local tribe there) but sad to see that the feathers weren’t being taken care of at a all. You can tell they were beautiful at one point but mites or moths got to em. #ndn #respect #headdress #quanah #nativeamerican #texas #tx (at Quanah Rest Stop)

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nativeamericannews:

Redskins Name Will Change; Then It’s Time to Get Our Communities Right
The name is going to change. Promise.A few weeks ago, I gave the prediction that the Redskins would change their name within three years. Administratively, it can’t really happen any sooner, but the name will be an economic necessity—if the team was halfway competent on the field, maybe they could withstand a few years longer.

I like this name a lot better. However, I believe any imagery of Native peoples should be taken out.

nativeamericannews:

Redskins Name Will Change; Then It’s Time to Get Our Communities Right

The name is going to change. Promise.A few weeks ago, I gave the prediction that the Redskins would change their name within three years. Administratively, it can’t really happen any sooner, but the name will be an economic necessity—if the team was halfway competent on the field, maybe they could withstand a few years longer.


I like this name a lot better. However, I believe any imagery of Native peoples should be taken out.

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fyeahindigenousfashion:

nitanahkohe:

I am a Cheyenne woman trying to do proactive and good things to build fellow Natives and our communities up. That’s why I co-mod fyeahindigenousfashion. It brings me a lot of joy to hear that our blog brings business and recognition to Native artists and designers; I know that’s food on the table for them, and positive accurate self-representation for all of us. As I have written elsewhere, I believe it’s important to celebrate what it is we actually do and who we actually are—art and fashion is a big part of that. There are many things in our cultures to be proud of, and through FYIF, I am attempting to highlight two—our exceptional sense of style, and our ability to practice our traditions in new and innovative ways in the face of ongoing settler occupation and colonial genocide. 
Just because I am a Native person with a presence on social media and a dedication to bettering our communities, doesn’t mean I am a go-to resource for cultural appropriation questions. I’m sick of it. I have better things to do with my time. There are a million other resources and other people that would love to be sought out. I am not a Google search bar that you can just incessantly type all your inane personal questions about political correctness into. I am a human being with lots of work ahead of me and limited time on this earth, and I am not here to be your one-stop resource on All Things Indian That You Want to Wear. Stop asking me questions about cultural appropriation. I am DONE with the never-ending circus of self-promoting obsessive activism regarding Natives and pop culture. I promote Native music, films, artists, and fashion designers because I see them doing cool things for Indian peoples and I wanna help build them up, NOT as a part of some agenda on hipster headdresses or sports mascots. Yes, those things are hurtful, no, ending them will not end colonial oppression or empower our communities to be sovereign nations strong in our cultures and relations to one another.
Like I said, I got limited time and some pretty big goals. My best friend is a single mother who, even as a teenager, has devoted her life to revitalization of her people’s language and plans to write the first learner’s textbook for her dialect. My coworkers have worked in the movement to end violence against Native women for decades, and in my work alongside them, I’m walking in the footsteps of the women who made things like the Indian Child Welfare Act and the first domestic violence shelters for Native women realities. I grew up around people who have spent their entire lives fighting environmental degradation and erosion of access to cultural traditions promised in treaty rights. I am surrounded by truly amazing people who are dedicated to doing truly amazing things for their communities, peoples, and nations. It is my intent to be right there in the trenches with them. I really appreciated what Northern Cheyenne Chief Phillip Whiteman said in ICTMN’s recent article on the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, because I think it’s totally true—that old way of fighting by resisting isn’t serving us, we need to start fighting by fighting FOR things, rather than against. They knew that at Little Bighorn, which is why they rode into battle FOR their people, FOR sovereignty, FOR the right to live in peace. That’s why I’m tryna be a proactive person who spends their time building Indian people and nations up. I’m a for person, not an against person. 
So that’s why it irritates me to get questions like the ones above. I don’t really have time to care about your ignorant annoying liberal racist flavor of the week. When I’m not doing things to build up Indian people, I’m trying to lead a normal fucking life despite living in a landscape that oftentimes feels totally defined by colonial violence. I have survived domestic and sexual violence, I go to school at a blatantly racist institution, I’m dealing with my own cultural disconnect and mental/emotional/spiritual/physical health problems, I’m always dealing with someone’s money problems, with destruction of our sacred sites and lands, with casual daily reminders of colonialism, with the constant worry that some of my loved ones could be in jail or dead, with the sadness and grief and anger about all the violence and substance abuse in my communities, with the stress of being a 23yo Native girl tryna build a family and a life that’s healthy and culturally strong despite reproductive and mental health problems, criminalization of my loved ones and a racist prison system, cultural disconnect, substance abuse, etc etc etc. It’s fucking exhausting sometimes and I really don’t wanna log into something like FYIF and see an ask like the top one. The LAST thing I need is gross non-Native people saying such nasty dehumanizing things about Native men, when as a young Native woman, I deal with all the aforementioned on top of dating complications like cultural and community commitments, blood quantum and enrollment-related shit, and an internalized colonial patriarchy that teaches Native guys to prize white girls and treat Native women like crap. Can you even imagine the stress and pain that comes from loving someone that’s been seen as a dangerous animal to be caged up and beaten into submission, and tryna deal with all that trauma and bad stuff that comes with it, and then I gotta log into my own fucking blog and see that shit?! I realize it was just some stupid gross petty antagonistic racist, but I have zero tolerance for it and I’m sick of getting shit like this. I feel obligated to speak out against the top one in particular, because it’s disgusting and really offensive. 
Next time you feel the need to come to me with shit like this, please don’t. You will be blocked, and more importantly, you will be inviting all sorts of toxic shit into your life by behaving that way. Always remember—good things come to those who give good things to others—don’t be one of those people that has to find out what happens when you put bad things out.

A note from one of our mods, wanted to make sure this stuff is seen by all our followers.

fyeahindigenousfashion:

nitanahkohe:

I am a Cheyenne woman trying to do proactive and good things to build fellow Natives and our communities up. That’s why I co-mod fyeahindigenousfashion. It brings me a lot of joy to hear that our blog brings business and recognition to Native artists and designers; I know that’s food on the table for them, and positive accurate self-representation for all of us. As I have written elsewhere, I believe it’s important to celebrate what it is we actually do and who we actually are—art and fashion is a big part of that. There are many things in our cultures to be proud of, and through FYIF, I am attempting to highlight two—our exceptional sense of style, and our ability to practice our traditions in new and innovative ways in the face of ongoing settler occupation and colonial genocide. 

Just because I am a Native person with a presence on social media and a dedication to bettering our communities, doesn’t mean I am a go-to resource for cultural appropriation questions. I’m sick of it. I have better things to do with my time. There are a million other resources and other people that would love to be sought out. I am not a Google search bar that you can just incessantly type all your inane personal questions about political correctness into. I am a human being with lots of work ahead of me and limited time on this earth, and I am not here to be your one-stop resource on All Things Indian That You Want to Wear. Stop asking me questions about cultural appropriation. I am DONE with the never-ending circus of self-promoting obsessive activism regarding Natives and pop culture. I promote Native music, films, artists, and fashion designers because I see them doing cool things for Indian peoples and I wanna help build them up, NOT as a part of some agenda on hipster headdresses or sports mascots. Yes, those things are hurtful, no, ending them will not end colonial oppression or empower our communities to be sovereign nations strong in our cultures and relations to one another.

Like I said, I got limited time and some pretty big goals. My best friend is a single mother who, even as a teenager, has devoted her life to revitalization of her people’s language and plans to write the first learner’s textbook for her dialect. My coworkers have worked in the movement to end violence against Native women for decades, and in my work alongside them, I’m walking in the footsteps of the women who made things like the Indian Child Welfare Act and the first domestic violence shelters for Native women realities. I grew up around people who have spent their entire lives fighting environmental degradation and erosion of access to cultural traditions promised in treaty rights. I am surrounded by truly amazing people who are dedicated to doing truly amazing things for their communities, peoples, and nations. It is my intent to be right there in the trenches with them. I really appreciated what Northern Cheyenne Chief Phillip Whiteman said in ICTMN’s recent article on the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, because I think it’s totally true—that old way of fighting by resisting isn’t serving us, we need to start fighting by fighting FOR things, rather than against. They knew that at Little Bighorn, which is why they rode into battle FOR their people, FOR sovereignty, FOR the right to live in peace. That’s why I’m tryna be a proactive person who spends their time building Indian people and nations up. I’m a for person, not an against person. 

So that’s why it irritates me to get questions like the ones above. I don’t really have time to care about your ignorant annoying liberal racist flavor of the week. When I’m not doing things to build up Indian people, I’m trying to lead a normal fucking life despite living in a landscape that oftentimes feels totally defined by colonial violence. I have survived domestic and sexual violence, I go to school at a blatantly racist institution, I’m dealing with my own cultural disconnect and mental/emotional/spiritual/physical health problems, I’m always dealing with someone’s money problems, with destruction of our sacred sites and lands, with casual daily reminders of colonialism, with the constant worry that some of my loved ones could be in jail or dead, with the sadness and grief and anger about all the violence and substance abuse in my communities, with the stress of being a 23yo Native girl tryna build a family and a life that’s healthy and culturally strong despite reproductive and mental health problems, criminalization of my loved ones and a racist prison system, cultural disconnect, substance abuse, etc etc etc. It’s fucking exhausting sometimes and I really don’t wanna log into something like FYIF and see an ask like the top one. The LAST thing I need is gross non-Native people saying such nasty dehumanizing things about Native men, when as a young Native woman, I deal with all the aforementioned on top of dating complications like cultural and community commitments, blood quantum and enrollment-related shit, and an internalized colonial patriarchy that teaches Native guys to prize white girls and treat Native women like crap. Can you even imagine the stress and pain that comes from loving someone that’s been seen as a dangerous animal to be caged up and beaten into submission, and tryna deal with all that trauma and bad stuff that comes with it, and then I gotta log into my own fucking blog and see that shit?! I realize it was just some stupid gross petty antagonistic racist, but I have zero tolerance for it and I’m sick of getting shit like this. I feel obligated to speak out against the top one in particular, because it’s disgusting and really offensive. 

Next time you feel the need to come to me with shit like this, please don’t. You will be blocked, and more importantly, you will be inviting all sorts of toxic shit into your life by behaving that way. Always remember—good things come to those who give good things to others—don’t be one of those people that has to find out what happens when you put bad things out.

A note from one of our mods, wanted to make sure this stuff is seen by all our followers.