waabooz
waabooz:

waabooz:

Oh great something I never want to see in my inbox #iliveoncampusapartments #toronto

Stay safe y’all. On September 30, 2014 at approximately 4pm, on the St .George campus, a female student reported that she was touched inappropriately by an unknown male. The suspect fled the area when the victim pushed him and screamed. The victim immediately informed Campus Police.  Toronto Police are investigating the incident. The suspect’s description is similar to the suspect in the alert issued this morning, which is below for your information. University of Toronto Campus Police have become aware of an individual who is exposing himself while on the St. George campus grounds.He is described as a male, Caucasian, approx. 5’9”, short brown hair, he may be seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat with a brown toque over top. The male wears dark baggy clothing, and may be carrying a black knapsack or duffle bag.If you observe this male, please do not approach and contact Campus Police immediately at 416-978-2222.

waabooz:

waabooz:

Oh great something I never want to see in my inbox #iliveoncampusapartments #toronto

Stay safe y’all.


On September 30, 2014 at approximately 4pm, on the St .George campus, a female student reported that she was touched inappropriately by an unknown male. The suspect fled the area when the victim pushed him and screamed. The victim immediately informed Campus Police. Toronto Police are investigating the incident.

The suspect’s description is similar to the suspect in the alert issued this morning, which is below for your information.


University of Toronto Campus Police have become aware of an individual who is exposing himself while on the St. George campus grounds.

He is described as a male, Caucasian, approx. 5’9”, short brown hair, he may be seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat with a brown toque over top. The male wears dark baggy clothing, and may be carrying a black knapsack or duffle bag.

If you observe this male, please do not approach and contact Campus Police immediately at 416-978-2222.

waabooz
waabooz:

Oh great something I never want to see in my inbox #iliveoncampusapartments #toronto

Stay safe y’all. On September 30, 2014 at approximately 4pm, on the St .George campus, a female student reported that she was touched inappropriately by an unknown male. The suspect fled the area when the victim pushed him and screamed. The victim immediately informed Campus Police.  Toronto Police are investigating the incident. The suspect’s description is similar to the suspect in the alert issued this morning, which is below for your information. University of Toronto Campus Police have become aware of an individual who is exposing himself while on the St. George campus grounds.He is described as a male, Caucasian, approx. 5’9”, short brown hair, he may be seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat with a brown toque over top. The male wears dark baggy clothing, and may be carrying a black knapsack or duffle bag.If you observe this male, please do not approach and contact Campus Police immediately at 416-978-2222.

waabooz:

Oh great something I never want to see in my inbox #iliveoncampusapartments #toronto

Stay safe y’all.


On September 30, 2014 at approximately 4pm, on the St .George campus, a female student reported that she was touched inappropriately by an unknown male. The suspect fled the area when the victim pushed him and screamed. The victim immediately informed Campus Police. Toronto Police are investigating the incident.

The suspect’s description is similar to the suspect in the alert issued this morning, which is below for your information.


University of Toronto Campus Police have become aware of an individual who is exposing himself while on the St. George campus grounds.

He is described as a male, Caucasian, approx. 5’9”, short brown hair, he may be seen wearing a black brimmed baseball hat with a brown toque over top. The male wears dark baggy clothing, and may be carrying a black knapsack or duffle bag.

If you observe this male, please do not approach and contact Campus Police immediately at 416-978-2222.

sagethenate

In Canada

  • Aboriginals: Hey so you guys owe us a bunch of land?
  • Aboriginals: (like the entire country but we're gonna just point out a couple spots here)
  • Aboriginals: please do not put a pipeline through the land that we do have
  • Aboriginals: um
  • Aboriginals: what part of no do you not understand?
  • Aboriginals: our culture is important! stop stealing it, stop erasing it
  • Aboriginals: (yeah we didn't think so)
  • Aboriginals: so our women are getting murdered and kidnapped
  • Aboriginals: justice system?
  • Aboriginals: anybody?
  • Government:
  • Government:
  • Government:
  • Government: *does literally nothing*
  • Stephen Harper: genocide is bad. residential schools were very bad. we are sorry. we are going to take initiative.
  • Aboriginals: nice! we definitely needed that recognition. Okay, let's get down to work on some of the issues we've been talking ab-
  • Government: *continues to do nothing*
  • White Canadians: OH MY GOD!
  • White Canadians: OH. MY. SWEET. JESUS.
  • White Canadians: DID YOU HEAR THAT SPEECH STEPHEN HARPER YOU HAVE ENDED RACISM IN CANADA I CRIED FOR THIRTY WHOLE SECONDS WE ARE SO PROGRESSIVE EAT SHIT AND DIE AMERICA
  • Aboriginals: yeah ok but-
  • White Canadians: STOP TALKING DID YOU HEAR THE FUCKING SPEECH
  • Aboriginals:
  • Aboriginals:
  • White Canadians: Also stop those silly road blockades. You're making me late for work, okay sweetie? okay dear? xo xo
gatitaborrachita
gatitaborrachita:

pardon-my-dust:

sagethenate:

katniss-everbeans:

gatitaborrachita:

pepperjdarcy:

gatitaborrachita:

meltingmarshmallow:

gatitaborrachita:

So I’m going to rant here a bit. The time of year has arrived where empathy and consideration go out the window. The image on the left is an ignorant portrayal of what is supposed to be a native woman. The image on the right is in fact, a native woman.There is no excuse for any race or culture to be compacted into a costume for one night of “fun”. Portrayals like these strip us of our humanity. I do not support any person who decides to make the conscious effort to perpetuate a vile act such as dressing up as something you’re not. You are not honoring me. You do not care about me. You are not going to use my culture to spice up your dull life for a night. I’m human. I’m native. I’m sick and tired.

Okay, but do keep in mind that “dressing up as something you’re not” is literally the point of Halloween. (Straying from what it originally was meant to be perhaps, but nonetheless, what it is today.) 
I am not trying to un-justify your offense to this particular costume (it isn’t something I would ever wear) but perhaps think of it this way:
Let’s say someone, a non-native american, really likes the Disney movie ‘Pocahontas’ and wants to dress up as the titular character for Halloween. (We all know that Pocahontas isn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of the real story but let’s set that aside for now.) Or maybe even dressing up as Tiger Lily to accompany a friend’s Peter Pan costume.
Would you consider this to be racist or offensive?
You say there is no excuse for anyone to dress up in the aesthetic of any race or culture but the fact of the matter is, it happens all the time, with every kind of culture + race, and I don’t think it is ever really meant to be harmful in the way you are perceiving it. Spirit halloween is shitty for plenty of reasons though, and it shows in a lot of their costumes as well. Especially anything accompanied with the word “sexy”… and everyone knows nothing is accurately designed or portrayed. All I am trying to say is that I personally believe there are a few exceptions to your claim.

Actually, let’s talk about Pocahontas and Tiger Lily for a secondThey’re both problematic characters for many reasonsI have a problem with Matoaka’s (Pocahontas’ real name) portrayal mainly because of the inaccuracy. She was a child when she met John Smith. She’s hypersexualized in her short buckskin dress and made to look like an older woman. Indeed it is not necessarily problematic to wear a costume that is 100 percent identical to the movie, but it does not sit right with me.
Tiger Lily on the otherhand, doesn’t speak throughout the entirety of her scenes. The “Why is the Red Man Red?” segment had me squirming awkwardly everytime I would see it. It’s not fun watching blatant racism being thrown in your face at such a young age. (If you don’t think that was one of the most offensive scenes you can fuck right off)
Costumes and representations that hypersexualize and demean native women perpetuate violence. Violence among indigenous women is an epidemic that has been overlooked throughout time. Harmful stereotypes in the media play a significant part in violence amongst indigenous women.
1 in 3 native women will be raped in her lifetime. 70 percent of abusers are non-native people.1,186 reported cases of missing indigenous women in Canada has called for a national inquiry that is STILL overlooked
Overall, this is extremely toxic. Cultural appropriation should not occur as a basis for costumes. There are so many other creative and original ideas one can muster up, but using race and culture stings like no other.

Hypersexualised? Yes. That costume above does that, and it’s wrong. But, as an official Member of the Cherokee Nation, there is nothing offensive about someone dressing up as a Native American. In fact, if done tastefully and in the right spirit, it’s an imitation, and imitation is the SINCEREST form of flattery. Think about it, someone finds inspiration from that way of life. It’s flattery! It wouldn’t be offensive if a member of another ethnic group dressed up as a white character, would it? No. Dressing up is an expression of awe and admiration.Disney’s Pocahontas was inaccurate, but the real story/history is probably more offensive to people on Tumblr considering she chose of her own free will to marry a white man, take on a white woman’s name, converted to Christianity (which is not a white man’s religion since Christ would not have been white, but very, very dark haired and exceedingly dark skinned and Christianity accepts any and all ethnic diversity), and then decided to move to a white man’s country. She did that without being forced… choosing to become a part of another culture. It was her choice. It made her happy. So, you can’t complain Disney was racist in making Pocahontas inaccurate, SINCE the character didn’t change her ways or her culture or religion in the movie. It made many anti-racist statements by Pocahontas telling John Smith she wasn’t going to change her ways but remain true to her people, and by calling him out for calling her a savage just because she wasn’t a part of his culture. So, logically, that’s not racism. That’s the antithesis. Was she sexualised? Yes. But all women of every race are sexualised by Hollywood and the media. It’s a problem that affects us all.  BUT, I do see how the ‘What Makes the Red Man Red’ song can be seen offensively. I’m Native American, my ancestors walked the Trail of Tears, and I don’t find the song offensive… to myself PERSONALLY. And I have family who suffered in the Trail of Tears. But I don’t blame people who find that particular song offensive.If we really want racism to end, and AGAIN… THIS is being said by a member of the Cherokee Nation (I have an Indian card, and I got my wisdom teeth cut out for FREE because of my heritage. It’s LEGIT. I get exemptions for my taxes and exempt from ObamaCare because I’m Native American) there needs to be an element of forgiveness. Bitterness and anger is not going to solve anything. It creates a bigger problem. Let’s face it, it’s possible for Native Americans to be prejudice towards others too. It’s a two way street. Hitler (a white man) committed grossly racist acts of murder against… who? Oh yeah, a white culture: German Jews.So, the step towards healing and real equality begins with forgiveness and letting go of bitterness. I’m a freaking Native American myself. I can say this legitimately. White people who aren’t Native Americans have the right to not being treated with discrimination either. They are human themselves. They suffer all sorts of bad, horrible things too. In some sense we segregate ourselves… and make a situation worse than it is.But hypersexualised is something that happens to ALL woman. We have it in the superhero world (*cough, cough*… Black Widow), the video game world… and every time a woman strips down for a movie (*cough, cough* Game of Thrones). It’s WHY I protest pole dancing, stripping, and pornography. It dehumanises women and makes them an object just for a man’s pleasure. Sure, women have the right to that vocation… it is their choice; but they’re objectifying themselves and catering to men’s lusts. It hypersexualises a woman just as much as this costume does.

What the fuck did I just read??😂😂😂

1. Everybody and their grandma’s cat claims to be Cherokee
2. Matoaka didn’t choose to marry John Rolfe in real life. She was kidnapped.
3. Healing and equality begin with the people that fucked up (read: oppressors) admitting what they did and learning WHY what they did was fucked up.


What the fuck is with idiots claiming we should feel flattered? How about you stop pandering to white people and stop telling us how we should feel?If some white twit wants to pay me a compliment, they better work to sincerely find out what makes me actually feel honoured. If they really cared, they wouldn’t be stepping all over my people and our culture. Stop being selfish and racist about this Halloween fake-ass bull.

I just want to state that, I am Native American and Japanese you don’t see me getting all fucking ass hurt for white people or any other colors wanting to go to Japan or liking my culture. It kinda makes me mad but at the same time it’s whatever. Also I see nothing wrong with someone dressing up as anything. The women on the left is dressing like a fucking white person but you don’t see white people getting all pissed. So yeah stfu stop giving our people bad names when it’s our job to be the caring one.

P.s I love white women.

You pretendians need to stay the fuck away from my postThere is absolutely no excuse or debating about the harmful affects of cultural appropriationWhen an oppressed group tells you that what you’re doing is oppressive and overall UNACCEPTABLE you DO NOT argue over themSeriously, I don’t give a flying fuck what your BQ is or the fact that your teeth were yanked out for freeGood for you! 👏THAT DOESN’T MEAN SHITSincerely,A pissed off indigenous woman

LMAO ITS ALWAYS CHEROKEE THO LMAO THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.

gatitaborrachita:

pardon-my-dust:

sagethenate:

katniss-everbeans:

gatitaborrachita:

pepperjdarcy:

gatitaborrachita:

meltingmarshmallow:

gatitaborrachita:

So I’m going to rant here a bit. The time of year has arrived where empathy and consideration go out the window. The image on the left is an ignorant portrayal of what is supposed to be a native woman. The image on the right is in fact, a native woman.
There is no excuse for any race or culture to be compacted into a costume for one night of “fun”.
Portrayals like these strip us of our humanity.
I do not support any person who decides to make the conscious effort to perpetuate a vile act such as dressing up as something you’re not.
You are not honoring me. You do not care about me. You are not going to use my culture to spice up your dull life for a night.
I’m human. I’m native. I’m sick and tired.

Okay, but do keep in mind that “dressing up as something you’re not” is literally the point of Halloween. (Straying from what it originally was meant to be perhaps, but nonetheless, what it is today.) 

I am not trying to un-justify your offense to this particular costume (it isn’t something I would ever wear) but perhaps think of it this way:

Let’s say someone, a non-native american, really likes the Disney movie ‘Pocahontas’ and wants to dress up as the titular character for Halloween. (We all know that Pocahontas isn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of the real story but let’s set that aside for now.) Or maybe even dressing up as Tiger Lily to accompany a friend’s Peter Pan costume.

Would you consider this to be racist or offensive?

You say there is no excuse for anyone to dress up in the aesthetic of any race or culture but the fact of the matter is, it happens all the time, with every kind of culture + race, and I don’t think it is ever really meant to be harmful in the way you are perceiving it. Spirit halloween is shitty for plenty of reasons though, and it shows in a lot of their costumes as well. Especially anything accompanied with the word “sexy”… and everyone knows nothing is accurately designed or portrayed. All I am trying to say is that I personally believe there are a few exceptions to your claim.

Actually, let’s talk about Pocahontas and Tiger Lily for a second
They’re both problematic characters for many reasons
I have a problem with Matoaka’s (Pocahontas’ real name) portrayal mainly because of the inaccuracy. She was a child when she met John Smith. She’s hypersexualized in her short buckskin dress and made to look like an older woman. Indeed it is not necessarily problematic to wear a costume that is 100 percent identical to the movie, but it does not sit right with me.

Tiger Lily on the otherhand, doesn’t speak throughout the entirety of her scenes.
The “Why is the Red Man Red?” segment had me squirming awkwardly everytime I would see it. It’s not fun watching blatant racism being thrown in your face at such a young age. (If you don’t think that was one of the most offensive scenes you can fuck right off)

Costumes and representations that hypersexualize and demean native women perpetuate violence. Violence among indigenous women is an epidemic that has been overlooked throughout time. Harmful stereotypes in the media play a significant part in violence amongst indigenous women.

1 in 3 native women will be raped in her lifetime. 70 percent of abusers are non-native people.
1,186 reported cases of missing indigenous women in Canada has called for a national inquiry that is STILL overlooked

Overall, this is extremely toxic. Cultural appropriation should not occur as a basis for costumes. There are so many other creative and original ideas one can muster up, but using race and culture stings like no other.

Hypersexualised? Yes. That costume above does that, and it’s wrong. But, as an official Member of the Cherokee Nation, there is nothing offensive about someone dressing up as a Native American. In fact, if done tastefully and in the right spirit, it’s an imitation, and imitation is the SINCEREST form of flattery. Think about it, someone finds inspiration from that way of life. It’s flattery!

It wouldn’t be offensive if a member of another ethnic group dressed up as a white character, would it? No. Dressing up is an expression of awe and admiration.

Disney’s Pocahontas was inaccurate, but the real story/history is probably more offensive to people on Tumblr considering she chose of her own free will to marry a white man, take on a white woman’s name, converted to Christianity (which is not a white man’s religion since Christ would not have been white, but very, very dark haired and exceedingly dark skinned and Christianity accepts any and all ethnic diversity), and then decided to move to a white man’s country. She did that without being forced… choosing to become a part of another culture. It was her choice. It made her happy. 

So, you can’t complain Disney was racist in making Pocahontas inaccurate, SINCE the character didn’t change her ways or her culture or religion in the movie. It made many anti-racist statements by Pocahontas telling John Smith she wasn’t going to change her ways but remain true to her people, and by calling him out for calling her a savage just because she wasn’t a part of his culture. So, logically, that’s not racism. That’s the antithesis. Was she sexualised? Yes. But all women of every race are sexualised by Hollywood and the media. It’s a problem that affects us all.  

BUT, I do see how the ‘What Makes the Red Man Red’ song can be seen offensively. I’m Native American, my ancestors walked the Trail of Tears, and I don’t find the song offensive… to myself PERSONALLY. And I have family who suffered in the Trail of Tears. But I don’t blame people who find that particular song offensive.

If we really want racism to end, and AGAIN… THIS is being said by a member of the Cherokee Nation (I have an Indian card, and I got my wisdom teeth cut out for FREE because of my heritage. It’s LEGIT. I get exemptions for my taxes and exempt from ObamaCare because I’m Native American) there needs to be an element of forgiveness. Bitterness and anger is not going to solve anything. It creates a bigger problem. Let’s face it, it’s possible for Native Americans to be prejudice towards others too. It’s a two way street. Hitler (a white man) committed grossly racist acts of murder against… who? Oh yeah, a white culture: German Jews.

So, the step towards healing and real equality begins with forgiveness and letting go of bitterness. I’m a freaking Native American myself. I can say this legitimately. White people who aren’t Native Americans have the right to not being treated with discrimination either. They are human themselves. They suffer all sorts of bad, horrible things too. In some sense we segregate ourselves… and make a situation worse than it is.

But hypersexualised is something that happens to ALL woman. We have it in the superhero world (*cough, cough*… Black Widow), the video game world… and every time a woman strips down for a movie (*cough, cough* Game of Thrones). It’s WHY I protest pole dancing, stripping, and pornography. It dehumanises women and makes them an object just for a man’s pleasure. Sure, women have the right to that vocation… it is their choice; but they’re objectifying themselves and catering to men’s lusts. It hypersexualises a woman just as much as this costume does.

What the fuck did I just read??
😂😂😂

1. Everybody and their grandma’s cat claims to be Cherokee

2. Matoaka didn’t choose to marry John Rolfe in real life. She was kidnapped.

3. Healing and equality begin with the people that fucked up (read: oppressors) admitting what they did and learning WHY what they did was fucked up.

What the fuck is with idiots claiming we should feel flattered? How about you stop pandering to white people and stop telling us how we should feel?

If some white twit wants to pay me a compliment, they better work to sincerely find out what makes me actually feel honoured. If they really cared, they wouldn’t be stepping all over my people and our culture.

Stop being selfish and racist about this Halloween fake-ass bull.

I just want to state that, I am Native American and Japanese you don’t see me getting all fucking ass hurt for white people or any other colors wanting to go to Japan or liking my culture. It kinda makes me mad but at the same time it’s whatever. Also I see nothing wrong with someone dressing up as anything. The women on the left is dressing like a fucking white person but you don’t see white people getting all pissed. So yeah stfu stop giving our people bad names when it’s our job to be the caring one.

P.s I love white women.

You pretendians need to stay the fuck away from my post
There is absolutely no excuse or debating about the harmful affects of cultural appropriation
When an oppressed group tells you that what you’re doing is oppressive and overall UNACCEPTABLE you DO NOT argue over them
Seriously, I don’t give a flying fuck what your BQ is or the fact that your teeth were yanked out for free
Good for you! 👏
THAT DOESN’T MEAN SHIT

Sincerely,
A pissed off indigenous woman

LMAO ITS ALWAYS CHEROKEE THO LMAO THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.

rockhoarder

The school year is off to a rocky start in Kashechewan First Nation. 

CBC News has learned that the federal government will require Kashechewan to pay for the schooling of their students in Kapuskasing — and that sum could be between $400,000 and $1 million.

Spring flooding forced some Kashechewan students to move out of the community after their homes were destroyed.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus called the decision “devastating.”

"That would cripple the community in terms of their education budget," he said.

The community fears that would put more stress on a school system that’s already short of teachers.

"The government is going to take out a huge amount of money from the limited resources that’s still in Kashechewan," Angus continued.

"It’ll affect everything from the amount of teachers that are available, any kind of bare minimum special ed that they have. It’s just really not fair."

But according to an email to CBC News from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the “AANDC has yet to receive a proposal from the Kashechewan Chief and Council and the Hishkoonikun Education Authority for education services for the displaced students who are living in Kapuskasing.”

It said departmental staff will continue to work closely with Kashechewan as they finalize their proposal and that “Kashechewan First Nation will continue to receive its full annual allocation of education funding for 2014-2015.”

New school needed

These latest education woes are nothing new for the first nation

The elementary and high school facilities are in bad shape, and children in Kashechewan attend classes in portables.

"These are temporary structures, they’re not meant to be permanent schools," Angus said.

Educators in the community say they’ve been waiting nearly a decade for a new elementary school.

At the high school, the problem is the roof, which has been leaking for seven years. The federal government has approved repairs, but the job hasn’t been put to tender.

Already the faulty roof has proved hazardous, according to Kashechewan’s director of education.
    
"[An] incident happened while they were having a funeral in there. [A] piece of the ceiling fell," Oliver Wesley said.

"Luckily nobody was injured or hurt."

Numerous homes in the community are also being repaired in the wake of spring flooding, which caused sewer backups.

The federal government says it “is taking concrete action by way of continued investment to improve education facilities.”

In an email to CBC News, an AANDC spokesperson said “the federal government supports a spectrum of projects, ranging from: construction of new education facilities; renovation, repair, operations and maintenance of existing facilities; and design and planning of new projects.
 
"In April 2013, Minister Valcourt announced a commitment to support the cost of the construction phase of the Francine J. Wesley high school roof remediation project. We have recently approved the construction phase of the project, which the First Nation is preparing to tender.
 
"The commitment announced in April 2013 was in addition to previous federal government investment of nearly $20 million for the construction of temporary and permanent school facilities in Kashechewan First Nation, as well as for operation and maintenance support."

Disgusting