My name is Sarahbella. I'm a Native American and I make beautiful things with my hands. Go be love!

 

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chauvinistsushi:

meepitperson:

Rape isn’t about uncontrollable sexual desire. You only have to listen in on a Call of Duty game to see that. When that kid crows, “I raped you!”, he’s not calling the other guy sexy; he’s saying he defeated him, dominated him, humiliated him. That’s what rape is about, and that should scare you.

gonna reblog this till I stop tumbling

forever reblog.

We as a culture need to wake the fuck up and recognize this

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selchieproductions:

Venezuela: Yukpa Indian leader murdered© Survival International
Sabino Romero, a prominent Yukpa leader and activist was murdered on 3 March in the Sierra de Perijá, the mountainous region of west Venezuela on the border with Colombia.
Venezuela’s State Prosecutors’ office (Fiscalía General) has opened an investigation into the killing. According to them, Sabino was travelling in a vehicle on a road down from the mountains when two men on a motorbike approached the car and fired shots point blank into it. Lucía his wife, who was travelling with him, was injured.
Sabino was one of the most outspoken Yukpa leaders, and had campaigned courageously for Yukpa land rights for many years. He was constantly threatened by gunmen acting for ranchers who occupy Yukpa land and who oppose the single Yukpa territory he advocated.
In 2009, the authorities jailed Sabino and another Yukpa leader, Alexander Fernandez, in a military prison for one and half years, falsely accusing them of murder and other crimes. They were eventually released in June 2011 because prosecutors failed to provide any evidence to back the allegations.
Despite numerous requests from the Yukpa and the increasing number of violent conflicts fomented by the ranchers, the authorities have failed to provide any protection for prominent Yukpa spokespeople like Sabino.
Sabino’s daughter Zenaida visited Europe last December, at the invitation of the NGO LAMMP to meet with UN officials and European governments.
During a meeting with a British parliamentarian she said ‘We don’t need the exploitation of mining companies in our territory… We have have been carrying on this fight for years, principally for our ancestral land. We want a free territory, the land of our mother earth.’ According to Venezuelan human rights organization Provea, several Yukpa have been murdered in the last five years, but not one case has been properly investigated by the authorities. Sabino’s father José Manuel was murdered in 2009 allegedly by a rancher occupying Yukpa land. Despite former President Chavez’s public promises in 2009 that his government would recognize indigenous land rights in the Sierra de Perijá, it has done nothing to resolve the land conflict. Survival has lobbied the Venezuelan government to act urgently to resolve the conflicts in the Sierra de Perijá and recognize Yukpa land rights.
Lusbi Portillo of local NGO Homo et Natura who has long supported the Yukpa, and opposes coal mining in indigenous territories in the Sierra de Perijá, is also the target of death threats. 

selchieproductions:

Venezuela: Yukpa Indian leader murdered
© Survival International

Sabino Romero, a prominent Yukpa leader and activist was murdered on 3 March in the Sierra de Perijá, the mountainous region of west Venezuela on the border with Colombia.

Venezuela’s State Prosecutors’ office (Fiscalía General) has opened an investigation into the killing. According to them, Sabino was travelling in a vehicle on a road down from the mountains when two men on a motorbike approached the car and fired shots point blank into it. Lucía his wife, who was travelling with him, was injured.

Sabino was one of the most outspoken Yukpa leaders, and had campaigned courageously for Yukpa land rights for many years. He was constantly threatened by gunmen acting for ranchers who occupy Yukpa land and who oppose the single Yukpa territory he advocated.

In 2009, the authorities jailed Sabino and another Yukpa leader, Alexander Fernandez, in a military prison for one and half years, falsely accusing them of murder and other crimes. They were eventually released in June 2011 because prosecutors failed to provide any evidence to back the allegations.

Despite numerous requests from the Yukpa and the increasing number of violent conflicts fomented by the ranchers, the authorities have failed to provide any protection for prominent Yukpa spokespeople like Sabino.

Sabino’s daughter Zenaida visited Europe last December, at the invitation of the NGO LAMMP to meet with UN officials and European governments.

During a meeting with a British parliamentarian she said ‘We don’t need the exploitation of mining companies in our territory… We have have been carrying on this fight for years, principally for our ancestral land. We want a free territory, the land of our mother earth.’ According to Venezuelan human rights organization Provea, several Yukpa have been murdered in the last five years, but not one case has been properly investigated by the authorities. Sabino’s father José Manuel was murdered in 2009 allegedly by a rancher occupying Yukpa land. Despite former President Chavez’s public promises in 2009 that his government would recognize indigenous land rights in the Sierra de Perijá, it has done nothing to resolve the land conflict. Survival has lobbied the Venezuelan government to act urgently to resolve the conflicts in the Sierra de Perijá and recognize Yukpa land rights.

Lusbi Portillo of local NGO Homo et Natura who has long supported the Yukpa, and opposes coal mining in indigenous territories in the Sierra de Perijá, is also the target of death threats. 

I've Brought You Peace Through Violence and War: To be honest I don’t see a whole lot of value in reclaiming Radfem as...

fivehundredyearshaventbrokenme:

To be honest I don’t see a whole lot of value in reclaiming Radfem as a title considering. There’s a lot of value in Radfem writing yeah and their analysis tends to be spot on but the moment they touch anything involving the gender binary I die a little inside. Okay wow let’s treat European gender…

lastrealindians:

Racial Hate at South Dakota State University: Natives Say No More!

By:  Dana Lone Hill

This past Friday on September 28, 2012 a hate crime was committed in the bathroom of a dormitory on the SDSU campus in Brookings, South Dakota.  Although, no one was physically attacked, the crime was still felt by many and everyone was in shock.  Graffiti was found on a stall in the bathroom that called out some Native American students a racial slur by their room numbers and ordered them to “Go back to the rez.”  The rooms listed were members of tribes from South Dakota, who were called out for all in the dorm to see with a cowardly, anonymous act of racism. 

One young Lakota man, Ernest Weston, along with his uncle Wayne, were the ones to make the virtual world aware via social networks of the hate crime.  Although he wasn’t a target of the graffiti.  Ernest stated “When I seen what was written on the bathroom stall, I was completely shocked, and I still am.  Even though It was not directed toward me, it still affects me because I am Lakota!”
He is right.  It affects all of us.  It affects the Native population of South Dakota because we wonder after all these years, hundreds of years, why South Dakotans still can’t get over the fact that we are not going anywhere.  This was our home first.  I am sure it affects non-Natives in the state too because it is not the opinion of the whole state.  It does prove that race relations still have a long way to go in this state. 
To merely sweep this under the rug, to brush this off as an incident that “happens all the time in South Dakota” is not acceptable.  In order for change to happen, we have to look at this as a way to teach the world, this is not acceptable behavior.  This is not right.  Every person in America has a right to pursue an education and has a right to feel safe in doing so.  READ THE REST HERE:  http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2092

lastrealindians:

By:  Dana Lone Hill
This past Friday on September 28, 2012 a hate crime was committed in the bathroom of a dormitory on the SDSU campus in Brookings, South Dakota.  Although, no one was physically attacked, the crime was still felt by many and everyone was in shock.  Graffiti was found on a stall in the bathroom that called out some Native American students a racial slur by their room numbers and ordered them to “Go back to the rez.”  The rooms listed were members of tribes from South Dakota, who were called out for all in the dorm to see with a cowardly, anonymous act of racism.

One young Lakota man, Ernest Weston, along with his uncle Wayne, were the ones to make the virtual world aware via social networks of the hate crime.  Although he wasn’t a target of the graffiti.  Ernest stated “When I seen what was written on the bathroom stall, I was completely shocked, and I still am.  Even though It was not directed toward me, it still affects me because I am Lakota!”

He is right.  It affects all of us.  It affects the Native population of South Dakota because we wonder after all these years, hundreds of years, why South Dakotans still can’t get over the fact that we are not going anywhere.  This was our home first.  I am sure it affects non-Natives in the state too because it is not the opinion of the whole state.  It does prove that race relations still have a long way to go in this state.

To merely sweep this under the rug, to brush this off as an incident that “happens all the time in South Dakota” is not acceptable.  In order for change to happen, we have to look at this as a way to teach the world, this is not acceptable behavior.  This is not right.  Every person in America has a right to pursue an education and has a right to feel safe in doing so.  READ THE REST HERE:  http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2092