We also made Tepees (using the sticks and twigs the children found from the forest🌳 ) and learned about the Native American's intercropping agricultural method- the Three Sisters , maize 🌽, beans and squash.
I am learning so many wonderful things as I research and read resources to teach the children 🥰
Today is Indigenous People's Day here. My husband has the choices to work or do the day of service because his company doesn't celebrate Columbus's day as a holiday.
We were able to learn more about the Native American's history and culture at home and from the local museum.
We read about Christopher Columbus's voyage in a Chinese book titled "World Great Man/woman in History" . But it doesn't mention all the negative influences to the Native Americans, including slavery and diseases.
How many of you all love headwraps and find it to be a staple of expression, culture or just a bad hair day savior from the gods 🙌🏾
⬇️⬇️⬇️ Excerpt from:
The African American Woman's Headwrap: Unwinding the Symbols
By: Helen Bradley Griebel
This distinct cloth head covering has been called variously "head rag," "head-
tie," "head handkerchief," "turban," or "headwrap." I use the latter term here. The headwrap usually completely covers the hair, being held in place by tying the ends into knots close to the skull. As a form of apparel in the United States, the headwrap has been exclusive to women of African descent.
The headwrap originated in sub-Saharan Africa, and serves similar functions for both African and African American women. In style, the African American woman's headwrap exhibits the features of sub-Saharan aesthetics and worldview. In the United States, however, the headwrap acquired a paradox of meaning not customary on the ancestral continent. During slavery, white overlords imposed its wear as a badge of enslavement! Later it evolved into the stereotype that whites held of the "Black Mammy" servant. The enslaved and their descendants, however, have regarded the headwrap as a helmet of courage that evoked an image of true homeland-be that ancient Africa or the newer homeland, America.
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This year over 10 states and more than 100 cities, including the United States capital have rejected the celebration of the Columbus Day in favor Indigenous Peoples Day. For many First Peoples in the U.S. Columbus Day has been a painful reminder of the last 500 years of colonial oppression and genocide in the U.S.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But did you know that Columbus Day was once considered a celebration of Italian Americans in the wake of intense religious and ethnic discrimination that they faced in the late 1800s.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In 1977 the United Nations first proposed an Indigenous Peoples Day. But not until 1989 did South Dakota become the first state to recognize this holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Christopher Columbus never set foot in the Americas, only the Bahamas. Why continue to revere him as a great explorer in U.S. history? We can find better ways to celebrate the cultural diversity of our world and begin to heal the discrimination of the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Learn more about how Folkways Culture Kits is supporting indigenous artisans and their communities. Link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Use discount code: FirstPeoples for $5 off your purchase. Offer ends Saturday, October 19th, at midnight. Cannot be combine with other discounts.
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Another throw back to Wind Up Dance Tour Los Angeles with @leighannakennett 💜😍 She is joining us again where it all started in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania- Sunday November 10th. Leighanna is teaching an hour 1/2 masterclass! Spread the word! Link in bio to register your spot (www.windupdancetour.com) .
How this idea was started was by me following a lady on instagram about 3 years ago who asked for prayer request regularly in her page. I was always too embarrassed to send anything but I loved the idea.
Most of my ideas are forged out of my own struggles.
This has sorta been my motto my whole life but now I am on the other side of it. I needed so many people who never showed up for me. The only person who was with me through it all is my Creator. He is my constant and my Rock. Prayer is vital. "I want to be the person for you that I needed when I was in a similar situation struggling with those feelings " @shanda_danielle
All I ask is that you reach out if you need it.
Sum up for me in 1 sentence what you need prayer for and I will set aside time to pray for you. You are important. You matter. He loves you and wants to be there for you.❤ Xox
Throwing in back to Wind Up Dance Tour Los Angeles CA with @iamledon 🙌🏼 returning with us November 10th in Bethlehem PA! You don’t wanna miss this 💜 link in bio to register (www.windupdancetour.com)
Starting in the month of November I am going to do a monthly giveaway on my page!
I love reading and have a stack of books I "will read" and never get around to doing so. By picking a book to read and dedicating to my followers that I will read it will help give me the motivation to get this goal accomplished. I want to read and give away 12 books in 2020 and I am starting now.
The book I purchased is called, "Why not me?" By Mindy Kaling.
Has anyone already read it and would like to give a review? I cant wait to get started with this one. I bet her sassy modern take on life will be refreshing and hilarious!
All it takes is for you to follow my page and put your reason for wanting the book. No wrong answers (unless for firewood then we will talk) 😉
Banyak waktu untuk kita berkumpul bersama, sesibuk apapun kegiatan dan pekerjaan mu... Di titik inilah REKAMAN TERINDAH dalam kehidupan akan engkau kenang selamanya... ( Selamat berhari libur semuanya )
A snapping turtle just after emerging from hibernating, buried in the mud. This is where the Native American legends of the Earth being brought into existence and carried on the shell of a turtle originated from.
This was me last year, this time of the year! Oh it’s been a Year since! Cleansing, rejuvenating, rethinking, submitting and worshipping in the one and only Holy Land....for the One and Only Allah SWT. It’s about peace, patience, tolerance, revisiting your subconscious and nothing but harmony and submission to the ultimate Creator for all of us come together under the sky, recalling our purpose under One spot, rotating, enchanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik ♥️🕋
What a purifying experience of a lifetime. #blessed .