For the third annual PBS Online Film Festival, PBS is featuring 25 short films online from June 16 – July 31, 2014. 

Vision Maker Media and Wisconsin Media Lab will be showing “Lady Thunderhawks” during the film festival. This video is part of The Ways, a series of stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. The Lady Thunderhawks varsity basketball team has become a pillar of hope for an entire community.

Vote for the film on PBS

nativeamericannews:

Local official open to Sault Tribe off-reservation casino proposal
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has revived plans for an off-reservation casino near Detroit, Michigan.The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 71 acres in Huron Township. Supervisor David Glaab, the town’s leader, welcomed the project.

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Local official open to Sault Tribe off-reservation casino proposal


The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has revived plans for an off-reservation casino near Detroit, Michigan.
The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 71 acres in Huron Township. Supervisor David Glaab, the town’s leader, welcomed the project.

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Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.

nativeamericannews:

Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team


The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.
― Steve Maraboli  (via sexual-feelings)

graciehagen:

Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.  

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.  

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing. 

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

radicalmuscle:

dynastylnoire:

lisawithabee:

strugglingtobeheard:

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

God damn this one hit me hard

And there you fucking have it.

O.O…..oh my God

Twitter user cool dude lives up to his title.

radicalmuscle:

dynastylnoire:

lisawithabee:

strugglingtobeheard:

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

God damn this one hit me hard

And there you fucking have it.

O.O…..oh my God

Twitter user cool dude lives up to his title.

nativeamericannews:

Ruthe Blalock Jones – Shawnee
Director and Associate Professor of Art, Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, since 1979.Her works focus on the traditional American Indian ceremonial and social events. They are recorded in paintings, drawings, limited edition prints in linoleum block, woodcut, and serigraphs.

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Ruthe Blalock Jones – Shawnee


Director and Associate Professor of Art, Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, since 1979.
Her works focus on the traditional American Indian ceremonial and social events. They are recorded in paintings, drawings, limited edition prints in linoleum block, woodcut, and serigraphs.

nativeamericannews:

JoAnne Bird – Dakota (Sioux)
Born in Oakland, California, JoAnne Bird was raised in northeastern South Dakota by her grandmother, whom she credits for playing a major role in her creative education, from infancy to young adulthood. JoAnne is Santee Sioux and an enrolled member of the Sisseton- Wahpeton Oyate. JoAnne Bird knew from early childhood her destiny was to be an artist.

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JoAnne Bird – Dakota (Sioux)


Born in Oakland, California, JoAnne Bird was raised in northeastern South Dakota by her grandmother, whom she credits for playing a major role in her creative education, from infancy to young adulthood. JoAnne is Santee Sioux and an enrolled member of the Sisseton- Wahpeton Oyate. JoAnne Bird knew from early childhood her destiny was to be an artist.

I want to wake up at 2am, roll over, see your face, and know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be.
i love you (via believe-in-happiness11)

radicalmuscle:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE

They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

  1. 47% of gamers are female
  • 47% of gamers are female

And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.

IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.

THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

It really is a damn shame but I’m not surprised.

Makes me think of all my female gamer
Relatives!

m-e-s-t-i-z-a:

Hari gives me life

m-e-s-t-i-z-a:

Hari gives me life

When people say “You’ve changed” there’s a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to.
Anonymous (via unendlicheliebezudir)
phuckindope:

ME !!

phuckindope:

ME !!

I got my feminism from my mama, even though she doesn’t know it. And my grandmother. And my aunts. They had a feminism that would fight back and hide behind the mask of smiles or scorn. My mama’s feminism was wrapped up in God and respectability politics she could never live up to. My grandmama’s feminism was housed in her meanness and caution. She carried it with her for emergencies and for protection, like the cigarettes in her pocket and the gun in her bra. My aunts held their feminism in their laughter and occasional anger. They used it to cover up pain. They didn’t know they were feminists. They didn’t mean to pass it on to me but they couldn’t help it.

My mama’s feminism is inherited but unnamed. She taught me how to own my feminism like I own myself. She taught me how to be a feminist by being herself.