Gitochige

Gitochige (Anishinaabemowin, "plays an instrument") tracks the online media consumption of a mixed Anishinaabekwe (Lac Seul First Nation) graduate student. Interests include Indigenous Studies, Ethnomusicology, decolonization theory, world music 2.0, hip-hop, experimental music, strings and percussion performance, Two-Spirited & queer issues, and cycling advocacy.
apihtawikosisan:

ayiman:

handaxe:

ayiman:

I did this in Missoula at the big organic supermarket four hours ago and I’m still laughing.

i am still laughing about this

several months later, and I’m still laughing.

Lol…dunna though, I’ve seen enough neechies with dreamcatchers in their cars, and I don’t want to be a bitch.
Oh wait.
nm

I jokingly called out a neechie about their dreamcatcher once and asked if they slept in their car often.The next time I saw them, they had sweetgrass hanging from their mirror.

apihtawikosisan:

ayiman:

handaxe:

ayiman:

I did this in Missoula at the big organic supermarket four hours ago and I’m still laughing.

i am still laughing about this

several months later, and I’m still laughing.

Lol…dunna though, I’ve seen enough neechies with dreamcatchers in their cars, and I don’t want to be a bitch.

Oh wait.

nm

I jokingly called out a neechie about their dreamcatcher once and asked if they slept in their car often.

The next time I saw them, they had sweetgrass hanging from their mirror.

Presenting the Anishinaabe Style response to Gangnam Style.

0wlfeather:

ANISHINAABE STYLE

Psy x Black Lodge Singers

A bunch of people I don’t follow reblogging my silly mashup before I even post it to Tumblr, cool.

(Source: windigokaan / gitochige)

The adoration of aboriginal art today doesn’t signal a sudden moral enlightenment on non-native Canadians’ part, nor does it mark reconciliation or the dawn of a post-colonial era. Quite the opposite. It betrays the desperate need on the part of the larger society to create some legitimacy to their existence on this land amongst people whose survival and re-emergence are obvious reminders of the crimes, frauds, and abuses that form the foundation of this country. There are plenty of people producing artifacts and artful products for this market, but the true artists among us are not feeding the colonial ego or servicing capitalist desires: they are teasing out and communicating ideas on what it was and what it means today to be Indigenous in the midst of capitalism. Derivative carved façades and rote repetitions of old songs and dances and visual forms are not really art, and to people who care about the survival of our people they are ultimately useless.

I ordered the Canada food guide for First Nations, Metis and Inuit…

apihtawikosisan:

and I cannot for the life of me understand why ‘dairy products’ are still actually a category when so many of us are lactose intolerant AND it’s utter bullshit that we need to eat that crap daily.  We did just fine without it before, and it was only added to boost the dairy industry anyway.

So when is Health Canada going to wise up and take it the fuck off?

There are THREE food groups:

protein

starch

fruit/veggies

That’s it.

Co-signed.

Treaty #1: “And further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain a school on each reserve hereby made whenever the Indians of the reserve should desire it.”

Treaty #2: And further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain a school in each reserve hereby made, whenever the Indians of the reserve shall desire it.

Treaty #3: And further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain schools for instruction in such reserves hereby made as to Her Government of Her Dominion of Canada may seem advisable whenever the Indians of the reserve shall desire it.

Treaty #4: Further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain a school in the reserve allotted to each band as soon as they settle on said reserve and are prepared for a teacher.

Treaty #5: And further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain schools for instruction in such reserves hereby made as to Her Government of the Dominion of Canada may seem advisable, whenever the Indians of the reserve shall desire it.

Treaty #6: And further, Her Majesty agrees to maintain schools for instruction in such reserves hereby made as to Her Government of the Dominion of Canada may seem advisable, whenever the Indians of the reserve shall desire it.

Treaty #7: Further, Her Majesty agrees to pay the salary of such teachers to instruct the children of said Indians as to Her Government of Canada may seem advisable, when said Indians are settled on their Reserves and shall desire teachers.

Treaty #8: Further, Her Majesty agrees to pay the salaries of such teachers to instruct the children of said Indians as to Her Majesty’s Government of Canada may seem advisable.

Treaty #9: Further, His Majesty agrees to pay such salaries of teachers to instruct the children of said Indians, and also to provide such school buildings and educational equipment as may seem advisable to His Majesty’s government of Canada.

Treaty #10: Further His Majesty agrees to make such provision as may from time to time be deemed advisable for the education of the Indian children.

Treaty #11: Further, His Majesty agrees to pay the salaries of teachers to instruct the children of said Indians in such manner as His Majesty’s Government may deem advisable.

In 1982, the Constitution Act of Canada included Section 35 (1) which states:
“The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.”

A First Nations’ Perspective of

INAC’S Data Collection Instrument (DCI) Review

http://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/education2/data_collection_instrument_(dci)_review,_2011.pdf

(via memeweweni)

(Source: yankoos)

missgreyday:

“If they act too hip, you know they can’t play shit.” - Miles Davis

Truth.

missgreyday:

“If they act too hip, you know they can’t play shit.” - Miles Davis

Truth.

(Source: gbattle, via ayiman)