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Tipi on the Katlodeeche first nation reserve in Hay River, NT CANADA. #indiginous #nativepride #firstnations #canada150 #canadae2w #spectacularnwt #canada #summer #summer2017 #tipi #teepee #cbcnorth
#THIS: Soooo beyond proud of this Dude for graduating 12!! And in the summer he will be reppin Stoney Nation at the North American Indigenous Games for #basketball (that's why this pic is like this... Chance is like 6ft 5inches tall....I had to fit him in the frame)! 😂😂 AND in the Fall will be attending Mount Royal University!!! THE. BEST. #FirstNations #TeacherLife #teachersofinstagram #indigenousgames #community #giveback #Humanity 🙌🏽💙✌🏽️ #FutureNBAStar #NBA 🏀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Celebrating and honouring the indigenous peoples of Canada at Peace Tower Church, Ottawa #firstnations #IndigenousPeoples #Nunavut #Iqulait #Revival #Canadashallbesaved
Northern Sask Crew! If you are looking for a great career/pay & benefits, like to be outside and your ok with heights you should check this program out @northlandscollege in LaRonge this summer. It is real training that can lead to a fulfilling job and lifestyle. #powerpole #linesman #indigenous #aboriginal #FirstNations #Metis #career #challenge #goals #LaRonge #Northern #Sask #positive #healthy #lifestyle
During the pow wow they initiated many people into being able to join future pow wows with prayer and song. Afterwards they gave gifts to the people watching and we all danced and held the gifts high and shouted out our thanks for them. #firstnations #saddlelake #luckygirl #culture #powwow #travelexperience
❤️ @geoneptune : This basket is in honor of LGBTQ2S Pride month, and dedicated to the victims of the Pulse massacre. The colors represent the colors of the Pride flag, with black weaving and brown toned accents. It is believed that when someone dies, they must follow the Spirit Road (commonly known as the Milky Way) to the Spirit World. The weave of the basket is meant to send my prayer outward to the four directions, and to ask my relative Kocokikilahsis (the chickadee) to guide two-spirits that have died to the Spirit Road. In one of our stories, Kocokikilahsis hunts Muwin (Bear) across the sky, carrying her birchbark katkuk to be able to make stew. Muwin sacrifices her body each year to feed others so that they may live on in her place. When you look at what is known as the Big Dipper, you are looking at Muwin and her hunters; if you look closely at the second star in the handle of the dipper, you will see a fainter star next to it: Kocokikilahsis and her birchbark katkuk. I believe that each of my baskets is a home to a piece of my spirit; and this piece has more of my spirit than anything I've woven before. This piece of my spirit will live on long after I leave this world, in a constant state of prayer for my two-spirit siblings. Guided by my relative Kocokikilahsis, and nourished by my spirit Muwin, may they always be protected. When you see this piece, I hope you don’t just see pretty colors; I hope you see the victims of the Pulse massacre. I hope you see Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow. I hope you see the prisoners of the concentration camps in Chechnya, and I hope you are motivated to change. “We are the stars which sing, We sing with our light; We are the birds of fire, We fly over the sky. Our light is a voice; We make a road for spirits, For the spirits to pass over. Among us are three hunters Who hunt a bear; There never was a time When they were not hunting. We look down on the mountains, This is the Song of the Stars.” “The Song of the Stars,” a Wabanaki traditional song. Transcribed by Charles Leland, 1884. #wabanaki #passamaquoddy #indigenous #firstnations #natceamerican #nativeart #basket #blackash #brownash #sweetgrass #traditional