Ya’at’eeh, Diné (Navajo) Haastiin of Hozho and Science, I enjoy life as a web/graphic designer, music lover, Indigenous enthusiast, part-time dreamer, and full-time educated procrastinator.
Old Plains Apache peyote song, perfectly preserved for future generations to pickup and use for good thoughts and prayers.
On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.
The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.
WINDOW ROCK—The insurgent Navajo presidential candidate Christopher Clark Deschene announced his vice-presidential running mate Tuesday, none other than Chris Deschene.
"I’m good enough for both positions," he said. "Marines know how to carry their own, and their other too…That doesn’t make…
I’m honestly kind of flabbergasted by the amount of ‘What happened to my country’ ‘When did American become this…?’ on my dash.
Whose land do you think we’re on?
Who do you think built it?
This is not new, this is typical. This is expected. This is recurring.
We are just the new generation now dealing with the monster that is America. It is new to us, but it is not new to history.
August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day:
“We hope and have every reason to believe, that the Navajos will play a major role in Marine Corps operations. When the war is over, their story may rank with great sagas of the battlefield.”
August 14, is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, proclaimed in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan for just that reason. The Code Talker story is an incredible war saga. The code developed by these men was never broken by the Japanese, and it was said, at the time, that without them, the Marines would have never taken Iwo Jima.
Records about the Navajo Code Talkers can be found throughout the National Archives: in the U.S. Marine Corps records in College Park, in the Military Personnel Records in St. Louis, and in the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Riverside and Washington, D.C. This topic is one of many which allow researchers to explore the National Archives!
Sauk and Fox peyote songs, I always enjoy hearing them.