4 Transformative Ways to Make More Money

        https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20131202032735-5973711-4-transformative-ways-to-generate-more-income?trk=mp-reader-card   And, while it's true that if you like your work, you make more money, liking work doesn't mean saving the world (or even just doing your favorite pastime) every day. It means contributing something that people around you value. The value is clear because they give you money to …

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Decolonizing Our Minds and Actions

Unsettling America

For Indigenous Minds Only features Indigenous scholars, writers, and activists who have collaborated for the creation of a sequel to For Indigenous Eyes Only (SAR Press, 2005). The title reflects an understanding that decolonizing actions must begin in the mind, and that creative, consistent decolonized thinking shapes and empowers the brain, which in turn provides a major prime for positive change. Included in this book are discussions of global collapse, what to consider in returning to a land-based existence, demilitarization for imperial purposes and re-militarization for Indigenous purposes, survival strategies for tribal prisoners, moving beyond the nation-state model, a land-based educational model, personal decolonization, decolonization strategies for youth in custody, and decolonizing gender roles. As with For Indigenous Eyes Only, the authors do not intend to provide universal solutions for problems stemming from centuries of colonialism. Rather, they hope to facilitate and encourage critical thinking skills while offering recommendations for fostering community discussions and plans for purposeful community action. For Indigenous Minds Only will serve an important need within Indigenous communities for years to come.By Waziyatawin and Michael Yellow Bird, from the Introduction to For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook:

Introduction and Background

In 2005, eight Indigenous intellectuals created the volume For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook, to offer hands-on suggestions and activities for Indigenous communities to engage in as they worked to develop decolonizing activities. Beginning from the assumption that Indigenous Peoples have the power, strength, and intelligence to develop culturally specific decolonization strategies to pursue our own strategies of liberation, we attempted to begin to demystify the language of colonization and decolonization. Through a step-by-step process, we hoped to help Indigenous readers identify useful concepts, terms, and intellectual frameworks that will assist all of us in our struggle toward meaningful change and self-determination. The handbook covered a wide range of topics including Indigenous governance, education, languages, oral tradition, repatriation, images and stereotypes, nutritional strategies, and truthtelling.

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https://www.facebook.com/403804606447923/photos/a.406338896194494.1073741828.403804606447923/493468540814862/?type=3&pnref=story I made the #ReMatriate photo series. So awesome. Love these. ReMatriate is an open group of Indigenous womyn. We want to take back what it means to be a wommon from where we each come from, mixed race or not and show that off with pride. We live in a society of images and …

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Potential x Effort x (Relevant to their Context) = Success NOT just Potential x Effort=Success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMfBeotD8gc Relevance in learning is critical. A school that makes sense to them. How does help them to achieve their dreams? Curriculum: Evolution of the teacher.  For example: Literacy levels impacted by the constant corrections of spelling- does give context of why we need to spell, though Roles that the children live, so different than what we …

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Justice is every child having a safe place to sleep every night,t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq3a5CgBgqE Judge John Reilly - My Aboriginal Education. Worldview. Toxic Stress. Neglect. Addictions. "Justice is every child having a safe place to sleep at night. Moreley. Cochrane. "Creating a program of women helping women so that every woman would have the resources to support each other", #momstomoms

Excerpt from an arts based paper I wrote on Indigenous Mothering, 2011

"I grew up with many great people, and so close to Lake Superior that the sound of the water roar was constant. I maintained relations with my family in Pic River First Nation, and found freedom sunning in the sand dunes with sisters, smelling the cedar forests, and being with family on reserve for most …

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