Archive for the ‘Native and Indigneous Socio-political issues’ Category

Since the close of ComicCon this year (2016), there came a site through academic research which may be of interest to gamers, academics, or simply those self-defined as action/role playing fanatics who enjoy finding new and interesting games.  Survivance is a socio-political literary term coined by the Native author Gerald Vizenor, stemming from his critical writings.  There is an entire website devoted to this work which, is itself, a game to be played “live.”  The link is below for enjoyment.  Cheers!

http://survivance.org/

Lechusza Aquallo

31 July, 2016

Sparrow Prod.

Here are a few articles which demonstrate just how uninformed the general non-Native public is about Native cultures, let alone equity and social justice.

Enjoy the dark humor with a serious bend.

Lechusza Aquallo

Sparrow Prod.

23 July, 2015

Native Theme Parties

https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/14/ibiza-nightclubs-native-american-theme-parties-may-be-worst-weve-ever-seen-161074

Singers wearing headdresses

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/13/jessica-simpson-susan-boyle-wore-feather-headdresses-over-weekend-161062

The “Ridiculous Six”

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/20/sandler-ridiculous-six-controversy-just-misunderstanding-161131

Racist advertising

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/29/10-racist-advertisements-featuring-native-americans-160897

Here is a link to the documentary “Nanook of the North.”  It’s an important film to review.  Enjoy the video!

Lechusza Aquallo

Sparrow Prod.

17 July, 2015

http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/watch-the-very-first-feature-documentary-nanook-of-the-north-by-robert-j-flaherty-1922.html

Here is a link to an open letter, published July 13, 2015, regarding current socio-political issues with Native/Indigenous Hawaiians and Pres. Obama.  An excerpt is listed below.  Enjoy!

Lechusza Aquallo

Sparrow Prod.

17 July, 2015

 

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/07/hawaii-kings-letter-to-president-obama.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FWWcmu+%28CENSORED+NEWS%29

Here is an audio file that was first aired on the PRI (Public Radio International) program “The World” on June 2, 2015.  It deals with how Iceland is holding onto the philosophy of three interlocking cultural components: Nation, Land and Language.  Enjoy the video and audio essay below.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-02/will-icelanders-one-day-ditch-icelandic-english

Lechusza Aquallo

Sparrow Prod.

13 June, 2015