Wayacipi wablake wastewalake yelo.
Cantemawaste lel yahipelo.

I like to see you all dancing.
It makes my heart feel good that you’ve all arrived here.

ArtistAlex FireThunder
TitleMakes My Heart Feel Good
AlbumHand Drum Demos
lastrealindians:

By nsrgnts

lastrealindians:

By nsrgnts

(via ruthhopkins)

Scholars, scientists, poets, novelists, painters, this is why your genius is worthless in front of me. You are a reflection of life, I am its essence. And you certainly, feel atrocious pain in your hearts at seeing rhetorical castles collapse, and in spite of it all you continue to support them out of hatred for anything new. And, after all, you do well. You are born to crawl, I fly. For you the mud, for me the peaks. For you cowardly annihilation, for me the sublimation of being. And surely if life is for the strongest, I will have it. I will take it by force and by force I will steal well — being and enjoyment.

And you, parodies of human beings, continue on your march through darkness. The light shines on my path. You are afraid to be: this is the truth. The true human being frightens you. In spite of your rhetorical bluster, reality frightens. You dream, you dream. I live. You are not; I am.

Makasitomniya waci canku kin omayanipi ktelo
Oyate kin ob cokata wayacipi ktelo

You all are going to travel the pow-wow trail all around the land.
You all are going to dance in the circle with the people.

ArtistAlex FireThunder
TitleTravelin' The Pow-wow Trail
AlbumHand Drum Demos
ruthhopkins:

"An attack on MotherEarth is an attack on the Oceti Sakowin." -Seven Council Fires Photo by IdleNoMore

ruthhopkins:

"An attack on MotherEarth is an attack on the Oceti Sakowin." -Seven Council Fires Photo by IdleNoMore

The most pronounced and obvious of aboriginalist postures is the seeker of recovery who desires to heal and live in peace with the settlers. The reconciliator who prays a Christian god and strives before white judges is another. But both the victim and the litigant reflect essential colonial process of “civilizing” Indigenous people, making us into citizens of the conquering states, so that instead of fighting for our lands and resisting further colonization, we seek a resolution that is acceptable to and non-disruptive for the state and society we have come to embrace and identify with. http://web.uvic.ca/igov/uploads/pdf/Colonialism%20and%20State%20Dependency%20NAHO%20(Alfred).pdf
The so-called primitive consciousness accepts data from all sources. Hence, there is no good reason for “primitives” to distinguish between the information they have perceived from basic sensory experience and the data they receive from dreams and visions that occur within secular chronological time. — C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature, and the Primitive by Vine Deloria, Jr.
nativeamericannews:

The buffalo played an important role in the life of Native Americans. Before the arrival of Europeans, buffalo were hunted on foot and every part of the animal was used. Learn more http://bit.ly/S39aEf [Artwork by Gordon Miller] 

nativeamericannews:

The buffalo played an important role in the life of Native Americans. Before the arrival of Europeans, buffalo were hunted on foot and every part of the animal was used. Learn more http://bit.ly/S39aEf [Artwork by Gordon Miller] 

way too funny.