Sunday night, Cathy Sampson-Kruse was arrested for laying down in front a 400-ft long megaload carrying tar sands machinery. Megaloads are in violation of treaty law; the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation were never consulted.
“These things threaten areas that are dear to us. We don’t want this to be a permanent highway for these things.” - Kayla Godowa-Tufti, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
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Photo Cred Hermiston Herald/Colin
Capitalismo & Patriarcado follan siempre en su motel favorito: La iglesia
Sin lugar a dudas
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
i would love to know what this means in the context of slave descendants.
Yes, me as well, and also what this means for surviving families of not just enslavement, but also Indigenous genocide, and in some cases, both simultaneously. We have our great grandmothers memories. For some of us, this inherently means trauma. I have heard of a book called “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” but as far as I’m aware this is just that, and not peer reviewed.
However, I think we’ll come to find that this will play a huge role in the way we shape and form academia in the future. As it becomes clear that anything from multi-generational wariness to European-looking people to fears of water or possibly even animals used to enforce enslavement can be explored as a genetic memory… Maybe those atrocities themselves will no longer be forced under the rug.
There is a systematic downplaying of colonial history; to the point where people don’t even know what land they stand on or who it originally belongs to. However, for the descendants, even if they are forced out of their own histories and cultures, they will STILL carry some form of memory of these decades/centuries long traumas. It will affect them throughout their lives and they may not even know it… I often see this now in the form of all-to-regular self hatred.
When it is empirically proven that the descendants of the enslaved and survivors of genocide carry a genetic memory, maybe the colonizer’s academic structure will force itself to honor those it constantly erases. Or maybe it will simply shape itself again to continue on how it already does; as active agents of social violence.
Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones
Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile.
The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent, meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.
Nunca Olvides de Donde Vienes
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I wonder what shes thinking
Los mejores placeres son los más sencillos:
Una buena charla.
Una taza de café.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday events put on by chain stores often mean overworked and exploited workers; if you want to pick up some holiday gifts on sale this weekend (or maybe just a treat for yourself!), we encourage you to support these indigenous artists & designers instead! From right to left, top to bottom:
- Nani Chacon (Diné): stock up on some gorgeous prints on Black Friday
- Urban Native Design Co (Pueblo): Black Friday blowout sale
- Defend Hawaii (Hawaiian): 30-50% off for Cyber Monday
- Keali’i Kreationz (Hawaiian, Samoan): from Nov 29-Dec 2, use the code “mahalonuiloa” for 20% off all items storewide
- Eighth Generation (Nooksack & Chinese): pick up prints and posters for 30% off—& housewares, tees, & iPhone cases for 15% off—using the code “Thankful,” from now up thru Black Friday
- Salish Style (various NW Coast): Black Friday sale that includes free gift with purchase, Cyber Monday sale
- Beyond Buckskin (various Native American): Beyond Buckskin launches its Cyber Monday sales event on Sunday, at 9PM PST
- Neechie Gear (Sweetgrass First Nation): use code “BLACK FRIDAY” for 40% off all items storewide
- Pepion Ledger Art (Blackfeet): select prints on sale—$200 reduced to $105, $100 reduced to $55
- Intertribal Clothing (Sweetgrass First Nation): get free shipping with the code “2FREESHIP” up until Dec 2
This is Princess Dead Pool. My 3 year old told me EXACTLY how she wanted the costume to look and walked me through the entire thing, bossing me around. It was so much fun.
OMGOMGOMG LOOK AT THISSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Ahhhhh that’s freaking cute lol