Freddy Stoneypoint, Ojibwe land protector and student-activist from Sagamok Anishnawbek, currently at Carleton University, has been arrested twice on stolen native land for direct actions supporting the rights and existence of Indigenous peoples:
#Reoccupation and #Junexit
We hung out in Kahnesatake, Kanien’kehá:ka territory, where the town of Oka and the government of Canada continues to steal native land; a fitting place for our discussion.
Here is our conversation (it was a windy day!)
Ask questions about Indigenous issues & realities? Yes. Questions are good and welcome. Also, read and explore recommended resources so that we can have a discourse and engage EACH OTHER. In other words: Do your homework.
See these links to find skilled BIPOC writers writing about what matters, like racism and cultural appropriation:
Chelsea Vowel is âpihtawikosisân
Dr. Adrienne Keene, Native Appropriations
Desmond Cole, Activist & Journalist
On Twitter and in the media, the Joseph Boyden thing caught fire, was doused with fuel, and even more fuel. And as my eyes opened that much more to indigenous concerns, I could see Joseph Boyden turning on the spit.
I was the new girl, soon to be the bad girl.
Some years ago, when my husband was my boyfriend and I didn’t have children, he took me to the birthday party of a long-time friend. It was one of those first dates: meeting the circle of friends. I was confident and nervous at the same time. Upscale neighborhood, lots of smiles and handshakes, champagne and canapes. Continue reading
Thursday October 13th, 2016 from 5-8pm @MainLine Gallery
3905 St-Laurent Blvd
I will have a fiber sculpture in this fabulous group show!
See some edgy art, have some vino and great conversation!