Posts Tagged ‘ Native American ’

As Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks, Native Artists Examine Contested Landscapes

Detail of Nicholas Galanin, “God Complex” (2016), mixed materials, dimensions vary (courtesy Radiator Arts)

In My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying, artists grapple with forcible resource extraction on indigenous lands.

Source: As Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks, Native Artists Examine Contested Landscapes

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Crossing Sky Vault Worlds by Allison Adelle Hedgecoke / poethead

Crossing Sky Vault Worlds

for Vaughan

” Corn, Sunflower raise their faces toward Sun as she slides into
place among blue heavens.
Squash send floral swirls orange-red up into ground fog mist.


An ant angles his way watching constantly for morsels along the
path.
Violet morning glories stream upward reaching with their petals
wide open for bursting light.


Rays split seams of blue casting hopeful yellow-white strokes
beaming brightly. Seasons later,
Red Sioux Quartzite speckled white by snow and fully ice-crusted,
holds firm hallowed Sioux Falls grounds nearby.


Glass flows, creating prisms in century-aged windows across this
room. Rainbows flourish here. Long ago,
Black Dog spoke to his master, foretold the coming world flood in
time for a raft to be built sparing Real People.


Children in Quebec, before encroachment, pleaded for maple
sweets each fall. Were pumpkin lanterns lighted?
In my Huron grandmother’s midwifing beaded bag, the entire
universe gleams at me through pointed stars in dreams.”

© Allison Adelle Hedgecoke
from poethead

The Native American Taoist: A. S. Kline quotation

 

The Native American Taoist: A. S. Kline /quote.

A Conversation with Winona LaDuke, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Yale University / CT Environmental Headlines

A Conversation with Winona LaDuke, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29 – CT Environmental Headlines.