The Raydiant Labyrinth
catsofjuly:

We Sleep to time’s hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if we eve wake, to the silence of God.
oil on canvas, 12”x12”
[title from Annie Dillard’s Holy The Firm]

Isn’t that awesome?! It’s nice to remember. It’s even nicer it was worth it to someone to make art about, give it that frieze. http://www.theraydiantlabyrinth.com/index.php?cID=462
Doesn’t it suck in a way when all a person deigns to do is provide a signal that only you can see?
http://www.theraydiantlabyrinth.com/index.php?cID=783
-They must like it this way.
#Invisible
Ohs wells. *chances are I handed you the scissors*

catsofjuly:

We Sleep to time’s hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if we eve wake, to the silence of God.

oil on canvas, 12”x12”

[title from Annie Dillard’s Holy The Firm]

Isn’t that awesome?! It’s nice to remember. It’s even nicer it was worth it to someone to make art about, give it that frieze. http://www.theraydiantlabyrinth.com/index.php?cID=462

Doesn’t it suck in a way when all a person deigns to do is provide a signal that only you can see?

http://www.theraydiantlabyrinth.com/index.php?cID=783

-They must like it this way.

#Invisible

Ohs wells. *chances are I handed you the scissors*

dogsinmethlabs:

Lord give me strength.

timoni:

audreyii-fic:

"Ghostbusters" starring Mindy Kaling, America Ferrera, Aubrey Plaza, and Rebel Wilson

Wonderful.

LOL

fuck-yeah-feminist:

In which Jimmy Fallon nails it. 

Those that respect the sacred are reflective of an enlightened civilization.
Chase Iron Eyes, Last Real Indian (via ruthhopkins)
ruthhopkins:

Carlisle Indian Boarding School. This is what colonization looks like.

ruthhopkins:

Carlisle Indian Boarding School. This is what colonization looks like.

lastrealindians:

Last week, north of Seattle, activists erected a blockade against the shipment of tar sands and Bakken crude. Solidarity with Earth’s warriors. Photo by Fossil Fuel Threats

nataschaartworx:

hey friends, thanks for reading this…i am happy to show you two more INTERNUTS SELFIE ART PROJECT paintings…status: ALMOST FINISHED …(i see my friend devi rolling her eyes,because she knows best what this can mean in the worst case…but she’s not mad at me…i hope…:).)

so here are the almost…

lastrealindians:

Sex, Drugs and Blood Money on the Rez, By Ruth Hopkins

…Some of the outsiders coming onto our reservations are pimps and sex offenders. Sexual violence against Native women is already an epidemic. One Native women in three is sexually assaulted in her lifetime, and although it’s seldom discussed, sex trafficking has been a problem in the Dakotas for years. The oil boom has amplified it. Native women and girls who fall between the cracks are lured by men into sex work, or even sold by male relatives.

Thankfully, Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have called attention to sex trafficking and taken action to combat it, but prevention can’t happen soon enough. As camps brought by Big Oil spring up on treaty lands, we’ll see more sexual violence perpetrated against Native women. The reauthorized Violence against Women Act, which includes provisions for Natives, will assist tribes in fighting domestic abuse and sex crimes, but it doesn’t take full effect until March 7, 2015. Tribes cannot prosecute non-Indian abusers until that date and even then participation is not mandatory.

The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women recently announced the release of three million dollars in grants to aid VAWA with Native provisions. That is seed money, but it won’t be enough, especially if the Keystone XL pipeline is implemented. South Dakota legislators must step up to the plate for Native women and take a strong stance in support of fighting sex trafficking in their state. Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND), Sen. Tester (D-MT), and Sen. Thune (R-SD) should all be questioned as to how they justify backing the Transcanada Keystone XL pipeline when it’s implementation will only make sex trafficking throughout the Northern Plains worse.

Politicians talk out of both sides of their mouths all the time, but that doesn’t mean Natives can’t call them on it and use our voting power to influence their decisions. As the Bakken oil boom peaks and fades, we will continue to see a rise in crime, in substance abuse, in sex trafficking, and in violence against Native women. We must act now to protect Native communities, and work toward educating tribal members on finance management. Above all, we must remember that no amount of money is worth the lives of our sisters.

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/sex-drugs-and-blood-money-on-the-rez-by-ruth-hopkins/