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.

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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. 

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August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day:

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Recruiting the first 29.

“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!

Read more at: Prologue: Pieces of History » Unbreakable: Remembering the Code Talkers

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Sauk and Fox peyote songs, I always enjoy hearing them.

jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself
jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself
jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself
jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself
jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself

jellyfishtimes:

I too am self smarted basically by myself

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Every year, our Navajo Code Talkers graced our parade with their presence. And every year, the group of World War II Marines got smaller. This year, their float was empty. 

Very fitting tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers. Someone from Reddit took a picture of the float with the Original Navajo Code Talkers gone. Hopefully they continue this as a way to show how resilient Diné Bizaad is, and our acknowledgement for their sacrifice and service.

I feel like my prayers and thoughts are progressively being answered, and doing traditional ceremonies and going to NAC meetings have really given me that freedom of thought and focusing on what I feel is right.

I have been trying to catch the first 2 songs for quite some time, I like the way my Cheii sings them. Bigaah.

im-horngry:

French Toasts - As Requested!

im-horngry:

French Toasts - As Requested!

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Nailed it.

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