To start the day …. “Ty Defoe: Native American Artist …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2016~~ 

TWO SPIRITS

Two Spirits, One Dance

A Red Face in the Crowd: Identities of A Native American Two-Spirit Writer

“In shape-shifting, through the arts and social circles, I aspire to bring those who aren’t usually heard to the table. I raise these questions: How can we all utilize our artistic practice to challenge the formulas of privilege? How can creative artists and decision makers challenge their infrastructure to build a new nation of theatre?

In my Trans/two-spirit communities, we can use theatre making tools to express, to heal, to celebrate, and to tell our stories on stages. There is a teaching I received when I was given a sacred hoop dance. It was that we are all connected in this great circle of life.

The symbol of the hoop is important because it unifies all living things.

In a circle there are no corners in which to hide, and in this circle unifying all living things, we must stand next to and across from each other as equals. Healing, celebrating, telling together, though our stories differ.

A new nation of theatre.”

“As it appears .. full read/full credit”

http://howlround.com/a-red-face-in-the-crowd-identities-of-a-native-american-two-spirit-writer

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

http://www.tydefoe.com/

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~Two Spirits, One Dance For Native American Artist~~

~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~

“Two-spirit” is how some Native Americans describe people whose gender identity doesn’t fit as strictly male or female. Meet Ty DeFoe, who’s using traditional dance to take this gender identity back from the negative connotations established during colonization.

Shot by video journalist Courtney Quirin for AJ+.

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Thoughts for today, #254 …. “Dear Racist ….. “!!


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~~October 2, 2015~~ 

DEAR RACIST

Your car is Japanese

Your beer is German

Your watch is Swiss

Your fashion is French

Your clothes are Chinese

Your radio is Korean

Your vodka is Russian

.. and the land where you live is MINE!!

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/lydia.ayala.754?pnref=story

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #206 …. “Sounds familiar? Wonder where I’ve heard this before?”!!


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~~July 23, 2015~~ 

EUROPEAN COLONIZATION OF THE AMERICAS

~being facetious~

What follows are historical facts that occurred when the New World was “colonized” by the Europeans.

This seems to be happening again.

The meme was right on target then and seems to be right on target now … as per someone who is spreading this information in actual time.

You know who I mean.

HortyRex©

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Until the coming of the Europeans, the New World was free of smallpox, typhus, cholera, and measles. When Cortez came to invade Mexico, he had with him a silent ally more potent than his small Spanish army. That insidious ally was infectious disease, to which Aztecs and other Native Americans had no immunity.

European colonization of the Americas began as early as the 10th century, when Norse sailors explored and settled limited areas on the shores of present-day Greenland and Canada. According to Norse folklore, violent conflicts with the indigenous population ultimately made the Norse abandon those settlements.

Extensive European colonization began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by Genoese Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a new trade route to the Far East but inadvertently found the Americas. European conquest, large-scale exploration, colonization and industrial development soon followed. Columbus’s first two voyages (1492–93) reached the Bahamas and various Caribbean islands, including Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

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The arrival of Europeans ushered in what is termed the Columbian Exchange.

During this period European settlers brought many different technologies and lifestyles with them; arguably the most harmful effect of this exchange was the arrival and spread of disease.

Native Americans, due to the lack of prior contact with Europeans, had not previously been exposed to the diseases that were prevalent on the distant continent. Therefore, they had not built up internal immunity to the diseases or formed any medicines to combat them. Europeans came into the New World bearing various diseases. Those infected with diseases either possessed them in a dormant state or were not quarantined in such a way that distanced them enough from Native Americans not to spread the diseases, allowing them to spread into epidemics.

The diseases brought by Europeans are not easily tracked, since there were numerous outbreaks and all were not equally recorded. The most notable disease brought by Europeans was smallpox.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_disease_and_epidemics

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. Never forget …. “We are all one”!!


Human

~~August 24, 2014~~

Since the “creation” of “It Is What It Is” in March 2013, we have always ended all posts with this phrase: “We ALL are ONE!! …. because we are.

We all come from one Source. This Source can be called by many names. Our origins are the same. The human anatomy is the same. The physical characteristics may vary but at the deep genetic level we are the same. The color of our skin, the texture of our hair, the facial features, the needs, the desires …. may vary. Deep at the cellular level, we are the same.

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We Are All One!
This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. Please watch and share!
We are the first generation to determine the life or death of the planet we have inherited.
It is time to unite on a global scale.

Join One Person Can Make A Difference
Lets build a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human and animal rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

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~~We Are All One~~

~An Inspiring Short Film To Watch~

~~Uploaded on Oct 12, 2009~~

This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet.

Visit the website … Upload the file and spread the word!

http://www.weareallone-support.org/

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~Our purpose~

We want to change the global markets to protect the future of our beautiful world. Every single person should make aware choices to contribute to help our environment.

We want to encourage everyone!
Spread the understanding that everyone has an individual power to make a difference, we are the consumers in this world, what we don’t buy, doesn’t sell.

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Take action!
Please help us carry this message to various media, including the major TV networks. This is the lesson we all must learn and pass on to our children. We are privileged to put your compassion into action.

Oren Lyons, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American, indigenous rights, united nations, Indian, Prophecy, Planet earth, nature, activism, we are all one.

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~~We Are All One~~

~A Short Film … updated version~

~~Published on Mar 16, 2014~~

“We are the voice of every living thing there is.” Thank you Sandlephon.

Narrators of We Are All One: Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Oren Lyons and Russell Means. Native American words of wisdom and our link to all life and the future of our planet.

Whether you know it or not, like it or not, want it or not, we are engaged in a struggle that concerns every living being on our planet, the human spirit, and defending the earth against further environmental destruction. All life is sacred and a beautiful gift that must be respected and protected at all cost.

Earth’s dependence on fossil fuels, coal mining, fracking and nuclear plants are not needed at all. Yet the powers that be continue to keep humanity chained to dirty energy, create wars for it, destroy the environment, poison ground water and harm Mother Earth so we can continue using the same old techniques that generate trillions of dollars for those at the top of the energy industry. This can’t go on.

We need to change things now, not in 2015, 2020, 2030 – NOW!

The future of our planet and all life depend on it.

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~~SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/OnePersonCanMakeADifference?fref=photo

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