Over 150 artists, writers, curators, gallery workers, and other activists showed up outside Ivanka Trump’s Manhattan apartment in a protest organized by Halt Action Group.
TOP PHOTO: Instagram’s Halt Action Group @dearivanka
***Kelly Hayes Blog: The language that any oppressed people use to describe the violent decisions Trump voters have made is not the problem.
The problem here isn’t that we need to narrow our notions of racism, in order to collectively build forward. It’s that we need to broaden those notions to encompass racism’s varied manifestations.
Living in Relativity – Tiokasin Ghosthorse
In Native communities and indigenous thinking, water is much more than a resource. Water is part of the “body” of the universe and Mother Earth. It covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and also is the major make-up of almost all life forms. Water is life. There are many compelling issues that have come to the forefront in the last few months. Some have drawn worldwide attention such as the Standing Rock Sioux struggle to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect the North Dakota watershed and its people. Others are not as well known such as protecting the everglades from new fracking and drilling techniques in southwest Florida that pose risks to groundwater, from which the Seminole tribe derive their entire source of water. There is a saying in Native Hawaiian culture that says Mohala I ka wai ka maka o ka pua, which means Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers. The flowers are the metaphors for all life. People thrive where there is clean water and good living conditions. Tiokasin Ghosthorse is one of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s 2016 national music fellows and wrote a beautiful article on an indigenous Lakota perspective of water that I highly encourage you to read here.
Lulani Arquette, NACF President and CEO