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brintty:

cosmicqt:

cosmicqt:

One last thing before I go to bed.

I have a wonderful family member on my Metis side who is an incredibly talented weaver. She taught me how to finger weave (on a loom my dad made her!) and is a patient and gentle teacher. Like many artists, she almost -never- gets paid when she teaches her art, but rather volunteers her time, teaching and often providing material for free.

She started a fundraiser to replenish her waning weaving material stock, and for just a $15 contribution, you get a  miniature sash bookmark or choker.

You can visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeaveYourStory

Signal boosts are appreciated!

So happy. ♥ On her page, it only had a few shares as she only recently had access to a computer at home and is just beginning her social media presence (i.e. her page Weave Your Story). I was really happy to see that my attempt to help signal boost her need for supplies has NOTES!  Thank you so much to everyone who has been signal boosting, and who have donated so far. Please keep reblogging, and consider supporting this wonderful artist who has given so much to our Metis community here in SK, and now in BC (I miss her!).

This is awesome! I teach my kids basic finger weaving with yarn. I will donate for sure. Please signal boost, traditional artists need to be supported so they can continue to teach our communities.

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Anonymous asked:

The author of Hunger Games explained Katniss in a difficult way. How did y'all they were supposed to find a Native American actress with olive skin, naturally straight black hair and grey eyes. Please give me a link to one and I'll shut up forever.

reverseracism answered:

There’s plenty of lists with Native American actresses you can google yourself.

Gray eyes aren’t a white only trait, nor is Jennifer Lawrence a gray eyed gal. So please do shut up forever.

~Eon

racebending:

ulinawi:

sikssaapo-p:

burdenedwithgloriousbooty:

I have grey eyes, and from my highly unscientific observations, grey eyes are the third most common eye colour among NDNs, after black and brown. There’s even Grey Eyes as a surename among some NDNs. 

But I digress. Throw some contact lenses on Q’orianka Kilcher, Keisha Castle-Huges or Jade Willoughby and you still have a better Katniss. 

I have a cousin, who is “full blood, I mean her father, her mother, her grandparents, all Native. and by the Gods - she has green eyes, with hint of like light brown.

I have gray eyes. And I’m an Indian from the same area Katniss is from (Southern Appalachia), mixed like Katniss, and from a coal mining family like Katniss. My brother and cousin both have gray eyes too. And my cousin has a higher BQ than me. So.

The white person cast as Katniss doesn’t have the hair color or skin tone or eye color in the character description and this anon wants to know about NDN eye color.

theautisticavenger

beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c: