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☡TRIGGER WARNING☡ Disturbing content. Child abuse mentioned below. "This time it was Edmonton and Anthony Joseph Raine, but it’s an old story in which the plot line is too familiar and nothing changes. Nothing ever changes. A child is killed. The mandatory teddy bear memorial springs up. Social media is alive both with sugary tributes to the dead baby and illiterate blind rage at those accused of killing him. The former, for instance, say Anthony was a “sweet angel.” He was a boy who could “light up a room” with his smiles. He was “always happy.” In fact, according to Edmonton Police Homicide Staff Sergeant Duane Hunter, it’s unlikely the 19-month-old baby was ever happy. He lived a hideous life of abuse, “a terrible life full of violence,” as Hunter put it at a news conference late Monday. Anthony’s body was covered in bruises. Charged in his death are Joey Crier, 26, identified by family members as Anthony’s biological father, and his girlfriend, Tasha-Lee Mack, 25. It appears the little boy’s body was left near the Good Shepherd Anglican Church between 10.51 a.m. and 11.51 a.m. on Tuesday. Some social media posts suggested that Crier and Anthony’s biological mother, 19-year-old Dalyce Raine, shared custody, and that Crier was exercising his visitation rights. Raine told CBC News on Sunday night that “I never thought I’d have to bury my own son.” The Facebook group set up by two of her sisters, Brandi and Ashley, said she was aboriginal, from the Louis Bull reserve about 90 miles from Edmonton..." #firstnations #edmonton #alberta #calgary #child #babyboy #abuse #toddler #decolonize #addiction #alcoholic #anger #depression #britishcolumbia #vancouver #ontario #toronto #halifax #canada150 #governmentofcanada #government #death #murder #humanrights #awareness #wellbeing #safety
Yesterday I had my lip pierced with my #ravenbrother @wal_aks_ 😊 today my lip was a bit swollen...still working on eating with it lol but I am so happy I finally got it done! I had it done to mark the end of my 4 year apprenticeship with my uncle @mikedangeli 💙🌈💙 it was an amazing 4 years learning from him! And I'm excited to see where my journey takes me next! #haisla #nuuchahnulth #gay #gaytive #gaynative #2spirit #instagay #lippiercing #firstnations #indigenous
Today we remember all Australians who have fought to defend this country. But particularly, we remember the great Aboriginal warriors of Australia's Frontier Wars. We remember around 800 forgotten Indigenous soldiers from WW1, and approximately 4000 Indigenous soldiers from WW2. There are too many Australian Indigenous heroes to name this Anzac Day, so honour the many by remembering the few. Today we pay homage to those who lost their lives defending this country from an invading British force - warriors of the Frontier Wars. Lest we forget. Pemulwuy Musquito Windradyne Yagan Jandamarra Tunnerminnerwait Maulboyheenner Tarenorerer (Walyer) Kurdiji 1.0 Aboriginal suicide prevention app is crowdfunding at www.kurdijiproject.com please donate if you can, and share our video http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/turkish/en/article/2017/02/21/8-war-heroes-you-didnt-learn-about-school Painting: Aboriginal Warriors by Joseph Lynette 1815-1822 @national_library_of_australia
Can't wait to see the final project on the big screen 🎬🎟 this month has given me the greatest experiences with some friends/family and of course some celebs @cameronmonaghan @peytonlist . Can't wait to see what the future holds for me. #movieset #andaction #rolling #AnthemMovie #westbank #kelowna #westbankfirstnation @westbankfn #dırector #cast #onset #cameronmonaghan #peytonlist #supernatural #okanagan #photooftheday #photography #instacool #firstnations #aboriginal
Going through my finished pieces to see what will stock a new mystical&magical brick&mortar shop in #Saskatoon #xye These may stay home with me! #Turquoise stitch markers, #steampunk stitch markers, crystal+velvet+lace necklace, copper #rainbow #peace bracelet. What would you keep? 😁❤💔 #sparkleanddoomdesigns #handmade #madeinsaskatchewan #madeincanada #stitchmarkers #Goth #hippie #Victorian #firstnations #native
Treated as equals by whitefellas for the first time on the battlefield, as many as 9000 #Aboriginal and #TorresStraightIslanders served during the Boer War, World War I and II. They returned to Australia only to be shunned by a society that didn't recognise their service, many not allowed in an #RSL or offered assistance by Legacy. Some had their land confiscated while serving and were "chucked on the mission" upon return. And to this day, Aboriginal #ANZACs don't have their names listed on memorial walls. . After the Boer War, 50 #FirstNations servicemen were refused return into Australia because of the #WhiteAustraliaPolicy. And let's not forget that it wasn't until 1967 that First Nations people were recognised legislatively as human beings outside of the Flora and Fauna Act. . Today First Nations veterans will lead the national #AnzacDay march for the first time. . #LestWeForget #alwayswasalwayswillbe . 📷 Private Miller Mack of the 50th Battalion. Served in France, 1918.
the doctor is in
Monday selfie 😛 just before I go hit the gym 💪🏼😎 #selfie #gym #gymlife #native #nativeamerican #canadian #firstnations #plainscree
Proud to be sweaters are in, thank you so much @earl_lambert for coming to carmacks and speaking with our youth. • • • • #proudtobe #proud #youth #youthstandstrong #nativepride #sweaters #apparel #designs #clothing #firstnations #yukon #canada
"Naxaxalhts'i, also known as Sonny McHalsie, stands precariously close to the edge of a cliff. He's capturing an iPhone panorama to share with his Facebook friends. This is Th'exelis. It is one of more than 100 sites where Sto:lo people believe their ancestors were transformed to stone. These sites contain living spirits, or Shxweli, and stand as cautionary tales from their ancestors. And Th'exelis' story is one of Sonny McHalsie's favourites to tell. Here, the transformer Xa:ls did battle with Xéylxelamós, a medicine man who used his powers selfishly. Xa:ls transformed him into a stone in the middle of the Fraser River. The scratch marks left by Xa:ls are visible in the stone below McHalsie's feet. McHalsie has dedicated his career as a cultural leader and historian to collecting and sharing transformer stories — all in hopes of protecting his people's sacred sites that are under constant threat. Th'exelis is a breathtaking scene. But not everyone knows its history, and without a master storyteller like McHalsie to share Sto:lo's traditional stories, these transformer sites could be lost. In fact, some of them have been. Th'exelis itself was nearly buried during highway development. An elder from Yale First Nation had to bring in an excavator to recover the site, McHalsie says. Keith Thor Carlson, a professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, has spent years studying Sto:lo culture. He thinks that in order to preserve transformer sites, there needs to be a radical change in British Columbians' understanding of the land..." #decolonize #canada150 #firstnations #britishcolumbia #fraserriver #stolo #culture #tradition #vancity #vancouver #richmond #delta #marpole #vancitybuzz #motherearth #sacred #wayoflife #land #environment #eastvan #tsawwassen #water #awareness #development
Thank you, Vancouver BC Canada, for your beauty, your culture, your welcome, your wonderfulness. Till next time, eh? #canada #britishcolumbia #beautiful #firstnations #respecttheearth #weareallrelated #optoutside #adventuring #travel #couchsurfing #iwillbeback
Orlando Watley, a Chickasaw Native & Bantu Afrikan, from Corcoran, California, is a political prisoner with a life sentence at Calipatria State Prison in the Imperial Valley. He was charged and acquitted for one crime, a double armed robbery and double attempted murder, and then Riverside County tried to pin another crime on him, a triple homicide, because they were trying to clear unsolved cases by targeting Native Youth and People of Color.  Despite being 100% innocent, Orlando was convicted based on falsified testimony and DNA evidence, and has been in prison for twenty-two years for crimes he didn’t commit. For 22 years Orlando proclaimed his innocence and continues to fight for his Freedom. The Orlando Watley Innocence Project has been established to exonerate Orlando Watley and secure his immediate release. We are seeking attorneys, molecular biologists, activists, law students, and spiritual people – good-hearted people – to work on all aspects of the case for Orlando Watley’s Freedom. We are raising funds for the lawyers fees, and a small portion raised will go directly to Orlando Watley for prison sweatlodge wood, food and art supplies. #FreeOrlandoWatley #ElkBone #OrlandoWatley #WhiteSupremacy #Racism #Classism #FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners #PoliticalPrisoner #Chickasaw #ndn #n8v #NativeAmerican #FirstNations #RedRoad #RedPower #Indigenous #OrlandoWatleyInnocenceProject #NativePride #RedRoad #Decolonize
The mountains are my bones, the rivers are my veins. The forests are my thoughts, and the stars are my dreams. The ocean is my heart, it's pounding in my pulse. The songs of the Earth, write the music of my wild soul. 🌲🍃 #wearestillhere #indigenouspeople
A friendly reminder that summer is well on its way! ☀️🍃 #FirstNations #Indigenous #Kwakwakawakw #SunMask #YYJ
Looking forward to reading this. Have to make more headway on my library/ILL books first. #book #amreading #firstnations #africanamerican #litcrit #womenwriters
Sucker River Team - "God strengthened my trust and faith in Him. Opened up my heart to so many special children and showed me how much He loves them." (Sophie – Sucker River, SK)⠀ ⠀ ------------------------⠀ ⠀ #lampministry #lampcanada #servejesus #servejesus4life #servejesuschrist #jesuschangeseverything #godisforyou #canadamissionstrip #vbs #vacationbibleschool #canadamissions #christianmissions #firstnations #firstnationscanada
Yolande est une conteuse merveilleuse. Une soirée mystique en sa compagnie. #quebecoriginal #quebec #wendat #firstnations #tourismeautochtone #autochtone #premieresnations #wendake
"The Fraser River winds through the valley. The lush, forest-covered mountains tower in the background. This is what some Sto:lo boys saw the last time they were at home with their families. In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush brought the first influx of non-Indigenous people, or Xwelitem, to the area around Fort Hope, now known as Hope, B.C. When the rush was over, most of the miners returned to the United States with their bounty. However, at least a few of them took something more precious than gold back home with them. No one knows just how many Sto:lo boys were taken. Some were abandoned further downstream, but most of them ended up in California. New research by a Canadian professor has discovered that while Sto:lo families worked desperately to find their sons, the boys were removed with the apparent legal blessing of American officials who had passed a law allowing miners to take Indigenous boys from their families to use them for labour. The view from what is now the Telte-Yet campsite on the banks of the Fraser would be their last sight of Hope. On Aug. 19, a memorial pole, currently being carved by Chief Terry Horne of Yakweakwioose First Nation, will be erected there in their honour..." #firstnations #stolo #decolonize #canada150 #wayoflife #britishcolumbia #vancitybuzz #vancity #vancouver #cedar #culture #spiritual #tradition #fraserriver #hopebc #beautifulbc #water #indigenous #marpole #richmond #langley
"Fisherman Steve Stark peers out at the Fraser River on a cloudy afternoon. The water stretches into the horizon, undisturbed by boats and swimmers. Stark remembers when 20 boats would regularly fish on the river. "Now you'll get one boat possibly fishing all year here and that's it," he says. "It shows a real dismal environment." Moss sprouts through the shingles of a nearby salmon smoke shack. Rotting wood planks lay in a twisted pile. Signs caution visitors not to enter. The Tsawwassen First Nation in B.C. has a brighter vision for this waterfront land. But the half hectare it recently bought from the province is only a sliver of the 278 hectares in Brunswick Point that it hopes to reclaim. The site is caught in two lawsuits that have wound through the courts for years and cast doubt over Tsawwassen's right to buy the land, pitting the first nation against local farmers and another band. "Without salmon and what the Fraser is able to supply for us, I'm not sure we would have been able to settle here and be successful as a First Nation," Stark says. Tsawwassen fishermen will now be free to moor on their land rather than launch from far-flung docks in B.C. communities like Ladner and Steveston. They'll also have direct access to the nation when unloading their boats..." #tsawwassen #firstnations #britishcolumbia #richmond #yvr #ladner #delta #decolonize #vancity #vancouver #fraserriver #canada150 #salmon #wayoflife #environment #water #land #culture #tradition #sacrifice #ceremony #eastvan #kitsilano #englishbay #marpole
This was a gift #🎁 and what better way to send good #vibes to my home and #yogastudio than with this beauty. #firstnations #waterislife #blessed #yogaeverydamnday #wood #trees #trees🌲🌳 #wildposeyoga
"Voters in the upcoming provincial election have to say no to Christy Clark’s vanity bridge. That was the message made loud and clear at a rally in Steveston Friday morning where George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project opponents gathered to denounce the $3.5 billion bridge plan. “I’m going to fight with my very last breath on earth any statements by the government that the tunnel is no longer useful,” said Doug Massey to the roughly 60 in attendance. Organized by Fraser Voices, the Richmond event, which featured several speakers including well known advocates against industrialization of the lower Fraser estuary, spread the message the new bridge is a financial boondoggle. They said it’s aimed to accommodate the port and that the government is casting misinformation about a cheaper alternative to twin the current tunnel. Massey disputed a number of government conclusions including the claim the tunnel is at the end of its design life, noting that back in 2009 former Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon had declared the current tunnel was good for another 50 years. Saying there’s a crises situation when it comes to the Fraser estuary and its sensitive habitat, biologist Otto Langer warned the new industrial era on the river, as well as the bridge, will completely wipe it the estuary in a few decades. He also said the federal government has also let the citizens of B.C. down. Richmond Coun. Harold Steves said the government’s “lies go on and on” and that he’s never heard so many untruths about a project before the bridge plan. He noted the structure will open up Delta and Richmond farmland for industrialization..." #delta #surreybc #surrey #yvr #richmond #britishcolumbia #vancity #vancouver #eastvan #kitsilano #englishbay #westend #vancitybuzz #canada150 #fraserriver #firstnations #government #governmentofcanada #lies #bridge #coal #bcpoli #farmland #marpole
Repost from @spiritbearbc: Klemtu Big House at night. Photographer Douglas Neasloss. . . Tag us and #discoverindigenous for a chance to be featured on our page! ------ #BigHouse #FirstNations #Culture #Klemtu #GreatBearRainforest #Beautiful #Pacific #indigenoustourism #night #nightsky
Kanahus Manuel confronting the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. She is a Swecmepemc woman. She is one of the few that are fighting the pipelines in Canada. She went to Standing Rock many times. Fights for prisoner rights here in the U.S. #kanahus #kanahusmanuel #native #firstnations #nativeamerican #indigenous
Planting out the first corn. Start of the three sisters growing experiment #growveg #livesimply #firstnations #earthwisdom #lifecentered
Auntie Red Wom-n says fuck Kkklanada and their lies at the United Nations. #Kkklanada #Canada #UnitedNations #Indigenous #FirstNations #NativePride via @mictlanmurals
I can't wait, I want to share my piece for the Canadian 150 exhibition at Regina Centre Crossing starting April 30th. I wanted to create something that celebrates Saskatchewan and my First Nations heritage. So here's is my drawing 'Back To My Roots', conte and charcoal on canson paper. #art #drawing #beads #beadwork #metis #firstnations #aboriginal #canadianart #canada150 #conteaparis #charcoal #cbcarts #akimboconnects @akimboart @cbcarts #saskatchewan #reginaartist #emergingartist @arts_feature @fbc.artshare #fbcartshare #spotlightonartists #wheat #prairie #eaglefeather #maple #leaf
progress on this beast of a piece. hopefully finish it with one more session. Kaagwaantaan
Excuse me while I gush about how adorable my niece is. Over 1 years old now - baby bear is growing to be one badass nish bb! 🐻💓✨ • • • #auntielyfe #auntiepride #baby #firstnations #nish #cutie #ndn #drum #feast #ceremony #bundle #rattle #adorable #family #feast #unconditionallove
The Cedar Hat Weaving Workshop with Shyanne Waters is on now in the Kexwusm-ayakn Student Centre until 4pm today. Drop by anytime today to see how the hats are made. Shy is a member of shishalh (Sechelt) Nation who also has Squamish, Sliammon (Coast Salish) and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestry weaves intricate designs and weaves patterns from her rich cultural background. Her medium is cedar. Shy has been passionately weaving red and yellow for well over 17 years. #capu #capilanou #firstnations #firstnationsstudentcentre #weaving #weave #workshop #cedar
Indian Country 52 #9 - Federal Tea. Go to www.davidbernie.com to download the poster, view the details in the design, and read the article(s).
Liza Jacasum // reimageningattawapiskat.com
Love. I know it's a bit of a typical shot but I've always wanted to have one of these photos... I love how my ring is highlighted. So perfect. Photo by Marnie Recker. #ahousaht #ahousat #tofino #yourtofino #vancouverisland #explorebc #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharecangeo #engagementphotos #engagement #love #native #nuuchahnulth #firstnations #indigenous #aboriginalbc #foundincanada #blackandwhite
Part of our efforts at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve involve the #conservation of native flora.
Saw this, love this. Borrowed from @houseofhawi 💕🙏🏽 even the colonizers could benefit from letting go of such constructs. #quotestoliveby #pocart #colonization #standardsofbeauty #beautystandards #firstnations #quoteoftheday #indigenous #indigenouswomen #kimkardashian
Proud moment! Receiving the aboriginal entrepreneur of the year award, given by the BC Achievement Foundation in 2009. #mondaymemory #aboriginal #entrepreneur
Couldn't sleep again.. guess I'll try hack this day out. At least I don't look tired😉 #BrownCanShine #yxe #saskatoon #canada #firstnations #pink
#Repost @realnativesonly with @repostapp ・・・ I woke up this morning feeling extremely grateful to be an Indigenous Turtle Islander. I would never want to be anything but what I am. Miigwetch Gitchie Manidoo #nativepride #firstnations #nativecanadian #nativeamerican @big_ob3 @warriors.united @ntvsclothing
First nation museum near Quebec 2016. #firstnations #quebec #indigenousart #firstnations
"The War of North Dakota" (first minute of trailer.) The rough cut screens tonight in Telluride, CO, hosted by Payu Harris and Jana Stone. 6PM 100 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO WarOfNorthDakota.com https://youtu.be/vns-L39q65c . . #StandingRock #NoDapl #MniWiconi #pipeline #protest #WarOfNorthDakota #War #NorthDakota #NativeAmerica #FirstNations #Lakota #Sioux #film #photography #documentary #activism #rubberbullet #telluride #water #flint #Teargas #police #copblock #streetart #graffitiart #modernart #contemporaryart #fineart #instagraff #RodWebber
"Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA" Not pictured are the other matriarchs such as Hunwe and various other woman Dreamers. No pictures of Skamia, Stocekli, and Kuna. But for some odd reason lately Yakamas of the older generation have obliged themselves in attempt to cement my roots like I am nothing or an attempt to mute my voice. I was I born two centuries too late because I would've like to experience the power of Washani in it's purest form. Today's environment is political,entitlement, and if few of these older heads had their way they would have signs on the longhouse with No Dogs allowed and Yakamas only because that is the mind set they perpetuate in other areas of the most heinous & sickest cognitive dissonance. Nonetheless I am still here: "The system has a majority of people that are complacent, apathetic, and dependent. Our people have been victimized by almost every colonial system that has treaded its way amongst our lands. It’s to the point that our own people are facilitating these same systems on our own people. The classical, typical oppressed oppressing the oppressed. It’s agonizing to the soul. It creates communal environments where social pathologies develop and thrive. It becomes the insanity of repeated patterns and cycles that feed these pathologies. It can feel hopeless, frustrating, and depressing. To the point where productivity in a direction of social liberation as a collective can feel almost impossible. People become divided and personal interests and agendas drive and influence community decision-making." - from The Insane Realities of Indigenous Politics – A Prayer for Social Transformation as published with LastRealIndians #indigenous #lastrealindians #Wyampum #Nezperce #tenino #CeliloFalls #Americanindian #natives #nativeamerican #firstnations #turtleisland #resistanceagainstoppression
#rant I think it's pretty darn funny how people not just residing in Hawai’i but in the West try to demean Micronesians by saying their health defects make them "inferior". Like honey, the reason many of them are sick is because of the nuclear testing by the USSA (United Shitty States of America) that goes on in their islands which directly makes the air they breathe toxic and causes other health hazards. ⠀ No one chooses to be sick and have their islands nuked over and over by some imperialist & trashy excuse of a country that builds its useless military bases literally everywhere in the world as if they're actually needed or wanted at all. Not just that, to make it worse, due to the world's bad habits of emitting toxic gases and throwing their waste into OUR ocean, the PACIFIC has to deal with the consequences even though we make little to none of the Earth's toxic wastes. ⠀ If anything, Micronesians should be angry at the people who talk smack about them as if it's their fault. ⠀ But wait! I'm not done yet! The American Freeport mine in West Papua and other toxic projects done by and in partnership with the Indonesian government on Papuan soil is resulting in the people of West Papua, Papua New Guinea and of other parts of Melanesia getting sick. ⠀ And it has gotten so bad that even people in Micronesia have to deal with the health dangers caused by foreign nations that seem to have no idea what "nature" and "preservation" means. ⠀ Can you believe it? How their nations are screwed over by everyone? This is ridiculous. But it's the sad reality. ⠀ So the next time you imply that Micronesians or any other Pacific Islanders for that matter are ʻresponsible’ for the ruination of our environments and health, look in the mirror, your nation might be one of those that's literally destroying our lands and lives in general. ⠀ Screw America, screw Freeport, screw the Indonesian government, and screw Westerners and other PoC who have a problem with us Pacific Islanders for LITERALLY JUST EXISTING. The shit that's happening to us isn't even our fault and yet YOU have the nerve to blame us. ⠀
The earth is all we have. Protect her at any cost. #earthfirst #suportindigenous #outdoor #bushcraft #firstnations
Heres what Iv done so far for the garden! Its coming along! Still a few things in the vision need to be brought to fruition but Its getting there! At least my mom approves haha. #naturalliving #rezlife #Firstnations #hamptons #garden #shinnecocknation #ny
Hmm... What do you PNGeans say? #🇵🇬 ⠀ Honestly, I agree with the idea behind this. Port Moresby was TAKEN from the people of Central Province away from it's landowners at the time around the colonisation period and to this day is overrun by [us] settlers from other parts of PNG as well as foreigners — whites are the top dogs in PNG years after 'independence' (expatriates, owners of huge international corporations that operate in PNG, allowed positions in parliament even if foreign-born-and-raised, etc, etc.) ⠀ The people of POM deserve a better chance at life and rightful ownership of their land. ⠀
First Nations girl dancing to the beat of the drums in British Columbia, Canada. #travel #adventure #exploring #canada #britishcolumbia #firstnations #dancing #drums #traditional
The first dream catcher I made was such fun I decided to make a large one and frame it between antique apple barrel rings. This is the middle stage, it's now ready for fine tuning and detail. #fibreart #felting #feltartist #wool #silk #dreamcatcher #butterfly #oasis #feltinspired #inspired #dreams #catch #beads #feathers #unique #oneofakind #homedecor #homeaccents #firstnations #family
When you shave for the first time in ever and look supanative #anishinabe #Ojibwe #dakotah #pride #firstnations #ldf #dreamcatcher