After the show dancing and blowing the Horn! cooling off in Austin with #ems Eastern Medicine Singers. Vibes with my family @rikorich401 @eman_ohyeah @krookrock @thesolerebel thanks for the love and support ! #ems#drum#grandfatherdrum#dance#taino#culture #
@klinepr Caroline sweet Caroline !! Don’t forget the spirit walk ....we got a lot to talk about.. thx for the words the vibe the introduction to @warrenbobrow and y’all hangin with us for a meaningful moment.. #sxsw#ems#paint#taino#sxswpanelists#publicists #
@stebertolotti intervista la campionessa del mondo in linea Junior #doha2016 @elisa.balsamo alla partenza del #trofeobinda @valcarpbm @uciwomencycling #taino @cyclingsportpromotion #cittiglio 📷 @agciclismo
Sorry for the long absence, guys. I needed some time. And I was in Dominican. An amazing land. Shamanic land. Land filled with old, elder spirits.
I don’t want to tell you how Columbus landed on Haiti island (Espaniola he called it) and within 20 years butchered 3 millions of Taíno indigenous. Or how the Taíno hid for 76 in the caves to escape the slaughter and slavery, dying and suffering and how the echo of it felt inside the caves.
But I can tell you a bit about zemi, the earth deities of the Taíno.
Two of the eldest ones are called Yúcahu Bagua Maorocoti, the creator god, who governs the growth of everything, and the Primal Mother Atabey, the governor of waters, rivers and seas.
All the ancestors become zemi.
Many statures of zemi are still found all over the island of the Caribbean as well as in Columbia and Venezuela.
Some of them hold a cup for kohoba, the sacred ritual drink.(Anadenanthera peregrina). There are also spirits with no names. So old that their faces are sanded away. Maybe some tainos in the heart of the island still know them. I need to improve my Spanish before next time. #taino#dominican#indigenous#spirits#totems#zemi#tainopeople#sacredplaces
The indigenous nation is experiencing a revolutionary transformation. Tribes are reclaiming their roots and reversing the effects of colonization. The spirits are being regain, the ancestors voice is silent no longer. We are not on the verge of extinction, our future is becoking brighter and it all starts with educating the next generation of kids of who they are and how they get here and the struggles of yourselves that made them who they are today. Every native child to this Earth is a blessing. Indigenous people heal the Earth because we were able to be given the knowledge of it and listen and attend to it. With each generation being born, more and more kids are a miracle of everything colonialists did not want, a powerful native nation unified in peace, forecfully resisting any attempts to overthrow our power and take control of our land.
Brown people, you are worthy and no matter what this society throws at you, you will thrive. Even in death, we will thrive. We were once prosperous in our strongholds, and we will return to our former glory. *******************************************************#decolonize#native#amerikkka#choctaw#blackfoot#mexico#mexika#latino#hispanic#aztec#native#maya#sioux#indigenous#muscogee#aboriginal#photography#naturephotography#nativeamerican#indigenous#starbucks#apache#cherokee#taino#arawak#polynesian#nodapl#maori#azteca#anishinabe
My great-grandpa. I descend from brownness. I am not Spanish. I do not claim colonial roots. I am morena. I am not beautiful because I am mixed with white, I am beautiful BECAUSE I am black and brown.
This is not about blood quantum, this is about my culture.
This is not about being 1/64 my great great grandmother is half Cherokee. This is my culture. Taino and Yoruban. 'We learned your French, we learned your English, we learned your Spanish, we learned your Dutch, your Portuguese, your German, you learned our nothing, you called us stupid." Kyla Jenée Lacey
Doing research with the Mrs.s on therapy for natives (historical trauma, etc) and the one researcher who did a dissertation on it stated the same as me; western ptsd treatment doesn't work on natives because ptsd starts with the word Post, as in Past, like, it's over now. We're still in the middle of this. There's no natives I know who would declare our struggles as Past.
A soldier coming home from war is no longer in the war zone.
We are surrounded by the chaos.
We can't escape our horror.
Die ersten Siedler auf Hispaniola und damit auch in der dominikanischen Republik waren die Taino Indianer. Sie haben uns neben tollen Worten wie Barbeque und Tobaco auch die Hängematte als Vermächtnis hinterlassen. Ich finde das sehr bezeichnend. Denn wenn man hier, auf Hispaniola ist, dann kann man nur leckere und gemütliche Ideen haben. Danke Taino, danke Domrep und danke Bavaro Beach ♥️ #puntacana#taino#paradise