Guess I have a boyfriend now
Guess I have a boyfriend now
Wtf are people tagging my cat photo with?
How did this happen?
Where is your life going?
Are you proud?
"It smells like shit."
Steff does not enjoy my cooking
Rice, spam, and eggs at 11pm
Steff is going to be disgusted with me when she gets home
Fuck the Forest Service. Fuck white supremacy. Fuck colonization. No compromise in defense of indigenous rites!
"Winnemem Wintu Tribe members joined with members of other Indian Tribes and environmental activists in kayaks and rafts to place a banner over the McCloud River on Lake Shasta proclaiming “River Closed" on Saturday, May 26.
The direct action took place in conjunction with the Tribes’s four-day War Dance (H’up Chonas in the Winnemem language) held from May 24 to May 27 at the site where they have held their Coming of Age ceremonies for thousands of years.
The War Dance signified the tribe’s spiritual commitment to defend at all costs the ceremony from heckling, flashing and other disruptions by recreational boaters that have occurred in previous years…
After the closure banner had been in place for over an hour, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Coast Guard officials demanded that the banner be taken down. To avoid arrests, the Tribal members and activists complied with the request; this was a “practice run” for the upcoming Coming of Age ceremony.
“We have been backed into a corner with no other choice,” said Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu spiritual leader and chief. “We should be preparing for Marisa’s ceremony, setting down prayers, making regalia, getting the dance grounds ready, making sure it happens in a good way. But instead we have to fight simply to protect our young women from drunken harassment.”
At the end of the War Dance on the river on Sunday, there was a massive, apparently orchestrated disturbance that demonstrated the exact reason why a closure of the river to all boating traffic by the Forest Service is so badly needed.
A fleet of 10 boats and jet skis motored through the ceremony at high speeds, flipped off tribal members, did doughnuts near their sacred sites and generally tried to intimidate the teens, elders and young women who made up most of the people left, according to the Tribe…
What other religion would ever face that level of intimidation and fear for simply wanting to hold a spiritual ceremony in peace?”
Some of my comrades in Cascadia Forest Defense/EarthFirst!/Klamath Justice Coalition went to work in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu to close McCloud River this weekend, to help defend their coming of age ceremony from drunken racists.
This is just another example of how evil the Forest Service is. Fuck white people (no, saying that is not racist).
This reminds me of the people that get pissed off at the tribes for fishing on the rivers in Washington with nets and that they have treaty rights that differ from how non natives can fish on the river
Why do people have to be douchebags?
Oh ya, because if they can’t have the river then no one can
Mount Rainier National Park, Kevin Russ
Been missing home lately
Especially Mt. Rainier
Going off trail and being surrounded by nothing but the forest was real nice