Thursday, October 16, 2014

Video - Our Voices: Racism in our Community

Our Voices: Racism in our Community from bfreshproductions on Vimeo.

This film was written, acted, directed, filmed and edited by the youth of The Division of Indian Work's Youth Leadership Development Program - Minneapolis, MN.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Video: "Two Spirit" - Injunuity - Two Spirit: A person of First Nations or Native American descent possessing both a male and female spirit. An umbrella term used to describe the fluidity of First Nations/Native American gender identity and sexuality with respect to traditional tribal roles. Featuring: Mica Valdez (Mexica), Nazbah Tom (Navajo/Diné), Arlando Teller (Navajo/Diné), Charlie Ballard (Anishinaabe, Sac & fox), Esther Lucero (Navajo/Diné).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Photos: 6th Annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk - KBIC

Some photos taken courtesy of my Aunt from the 6th Annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.  Violence Against Two-Spirit Women is Not Traditional, We Are Sacred - was the sign I made for the walk.  It was well liked by many and was placed up at the podium during the talks.  Despite the rain there were about 120 walkers which is an excellent turnout. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

6th Annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk - KBIC - October 4th

I will be walking my tribe's domestic violence awareness walk and I will post pictures after the walk. Our community knows how to organize and raise awareness on important issues. Usually there are several hundred walkers and for a very small rez community this is a very awesome thing!

Here is a story from 2010 - Rosebud woman is guest speaker at Michigan event.