MerPrince

MerPrince

21 May 2014 / 0 notes

"He didn’t want my Mohawk name, he wanted an English name. He said for the court records, we have to have another name, a Canadian name, so that they can check to see if I have a record… They said they would release all the women—except me. So we were all sent back downstairs to the holding cells and one lawyer came in and took me in another room. He says, “You’re gonna be the only woman left here. They’re gonna take you back to Farnham. There’s soldiers there, they can do things to you, beat you up or rape you or whatever. It doesn’t look like they’ll release you today.” I said, well, I’m here for a reason. I’m not here just to do what they want, just because the prosecutor wants to change my name! He left and I went back into the holding cell with the other women. The other lawyer came down, called me to the front of the cell. He says, “You! You could get out today, if you give an English name.” I said, they took enough from us! We’ve been through enough and you want me to give another name just to satisfy the courts?"

For people following the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation anti-fracking protestMy Name is Kahentiiosta is on Netflix.

It focuses on the Oka Crisis, the result of the town of Oka’s efforts to develop a golf course on land that had traditionally been a Mohawk burial ground. (See also: The Ipperwash Crisis.)

I know it’s fun to think of Canada as that ‘sweet apartment above a meth lab,’ as Robin Williams recently put it, but they’re still just looking for any old excuse to kill First Nations people.

I mean, Aboriginal women are seven times more likely than other women to be killed, and even the UN has recommended "a national inquiry into the ‘disturbing phenomenon’ of missing and murdered Aboriginal women," but the government responded, “LOL, actually, it’s no biggie." The Canadian ambassador to the UN even had the gall to elaborate: "Canada is proud of its human-rights record, and our peaceful and diverse society."

See, that’s the thing about renting an apartment above a meth lab: nobody’s gonna notice if you’ve been cooking meth, too.

You can sign the petition to tell the RCMP to stop violently intervening in First Nations protests here.

(via femalevillain)

Please watch this. It’s only 30 minutes long, and only a small part of the whole story, but such an important part. This happened when I was in grade 8. When I was 12 years old, the Canadian military declared war on the Mohawk. They declared war on all of us…and Canada is STILL DOING THIS.

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palace of depression :): Transsexual and transgender women denied access to shelters as temperatures drop in Montréal

whatfollows:

ASTT(e)Q urges Québec shelters to change discriminatory practices

Press release

25 January, 2013 - As temperatures drop to extreme lows, transsexual and transgender women in Montréal continue to be turned away from many homeless women’s shelters. Over the past week of…

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waytoomuchportland:

Someone is Changing Portland Stop Signs to “Poop” | Portland Mercury

waytoomuchportland:

Someone is Changing Portland Stop Signs to “Poop” | Portland Mercury

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fag-prince:

hey all.

take extra care today. stay safe. escape when you need to.

best of luck with phobic attitudes, misgendering, trans*misogyny, misogyny, folks not using yr right name, fat shaming, body shaming, and all that hellish matter. 

please give yrself every kindness. 

So true

25 Dec 2012 / Reblogged from zoezoloft with 1,361 notes

fuckyeahdinoart:

Dinosaur Gingerbread Cookies by ~Lovesmut

fuckyeahdinoart:

Dinosaur Gingerbread Cookies by ~Lovesmut

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adriansketch:

reposting to remove link to my old blog (this had a healthy amount of notes before but oh well)

adriansketch:

reposting to remove link to my old blog (this had a healthy amount of notes before but oh well)

8 Dec 2012 / Reblogged from zoezoloft with 30,102 notes

antoneux:

CARLOS DIEZ SS2012
Model: Pablo Bartolomé
Photographer: Matías Uris

antoneux:

CARLOS DIEZ SS2012

Model: Pablo Bartolomé

Photographer: Matías Uris

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fuckyeahhardfemme:

Femme punk jacket
Y/Y ?

fuckyeahhardfemme:

Femme punk jacket

Y/Y ?

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6 Aug 2012 / 7 notes / mars space curiosity 

Large Hadron Collider / CERN

Large Hadron Collider / CERN

31 Jul 2012 / 6 notes / space