PRINT SALE **LINK IN PROFILE** Until May 13 I am selling a series of ten signed prints for $150/piece. These images were taken in 2017 on Native Reservations across the American West, during a grant from Sony #sonyalpha. Each 6 x 9” signed archival pigment print on 8.5 x 11” museum quality paper is $150, or $1000 for the box set of ten. 10% of the proceeds go to benefit the ongoing relief effort on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Many Oglala Lakota Natives on the Pine Ridge Reservation are experiencing a State of Emergency due to recent flooding events from Winter Storm Ulmer. First Families Now, a 501(c)(3) on the Reservation, has been helping families with gas, motels, food, cleaning supplies, beds, furniture and more during the flooding events. Alice Phelps, a high school principal, and her family run the organization. She said much of the problem stems from road destruction and decreased access to these roads as a result of the storms. “People are doing what they can to help each other but some people haven’t been able to go home, and they have children in school.” - Alice Phelps DETAILS: This print sale ends at midnight EST May 13. Free domestic shipping and $15 Flat Rate International.
This photo just put so much into perspective 💥 When I was a little girl, I was sent a sacred dream that showed me my future. God told me I would be a well-known speaker. He told me that people would know my words. It’s been a hard journey finding the words to say this Saturday. I’ve been pulled and picked apart for months by well-meaning speech coaches trying to help me create my best talk for the global Ted stage. They’ve asked me to explain complex issues and compensate my time on stage for ignorance. I felt stuck, because of this. This week I realized what was really happening. It’s not that I can’t find my words, it’s that I have been lead to believe I had to fit my talk into a colonized space....and it doesn’t belong there. My talk was originally created to speak to Native people, not non-natives. The time for explaining ourselves to non-Natives is over. We need to speak to our people now. In truth, I’ve been preparing for my talk since I was this little girl. My people have said prayers and made choices over thousands of years for me to be here. Yes, I’m scared. Yes, I’m excited. Yes, I’m so happy I could cry. This is the start of what my dream told me❤️
Once in a while, I zoom out from the local events to see where they fit into larger contexts, especially if those events had become parts of national myths. One such occasion occurred in eastern Montana, not far south of where I spent some time on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Fort Belknap Reservation, in northeastern Montana, is named after War Secretary William Belknap, who in March 1876 resigned less than one hour before a House committee started hearings to impeach him for corruption. One of the star witnesses for those hearings was a young Army officer who actually had no firsthand knowledge of anything, but his arrogance and outspokenness made him credible. That 36-year-old was George Custer. Custer’s testimonies also incriminated Orvil Grant, the President’s brother. Out of anger, Grant removed Custer from command in the Dakota Territory, which could have saved his life. But his superior General at Fort Lincoln petitioned to get him back in time to lead the Seventh Cavalry into battle against the Northern Cheyenne, Lakota, and Arapaho in a campaign that was planned by the Belknap regime; launched by his replacement, Alphonso Taft; and handled in its aftermath by J. Donald Cameron. (My first teaching job was at The Taft School, in Connecticut, founded by Alphonso’s son, Horace.) News of Custer’s death, which occurred on June 25 at the Battle of the Greasy Grass, reached the East two days after a festive 100th anniversary of the United States, when reporters were asking how the next century could possibly outdo the first, which they had dubbed the “Century of Progress.” Among other things they marveled at was the proliferation of the railroad and the new age of The Corporation. One of the first tycoons who helped build the corporation and its culture (and many railways) was Cornelius Vanderbilt, who died six months after Custer, in January 1877. Vanderbilt had a 66-year career (not life) that began during the Washington administration and
Every year in warmer months, Native Americans from North Eastern Montana gather together to celebrate on this land. They have shelters set up to shade from the sun, food vendors selling traditional foods as well as other options, and some of them get dressed in beautiful clothes to dance and sing. The area is surrounded by big cliffs and hills covered in trees. My dad works on the reservation and took us out on a trip to see the celebration area recently. This reservation is shared by two tribes, the A'aninin (Gros Ventre) and the Nakoda (Assiniboine). - - - - - - - #rpcv#costrip#montana#northernmontana#fortbelknapindianreservation#fortbelknap
🌹🎀✨😍❤️💌🎁🥰 🥰💌2019 Valentines Giveaway💌🥰 Hello to all of my beautiful insta followers! 🥰 I cannot believe it’s already been a whole year since I did my very first giveaway! 😍 Valentines Day is one of my top favorite holidays! & I am most definitely going to making my Valentines giveaway an annual thing! 🥰 So here’s what is included in my 2019 Valentines giveaway: 💓A pair of my Béisicééihiihs Beads mini dentalium earrings with hand made bows 🎀✨ 💓 Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème: 520 Fresh Petal 💄 💓 Scentsy room spray 💨 💓 imPress press-on manicure nails 💅🏽 💓 Valentines Day tumbler 🥤❤️ 💓 Onyx Bathhouse Sweetheart Sprinkles bath bomb: Strawberry Cupcake 🧁🍓🛁 💓 LOVE: Red Velvet Cake mini candle 🕯❤️🎂 💓 Trolli Mash Up Hearts Candy 🍬 Here’s how to enter: 😍✨ 1. You must be following my account (If you’re not already.) 2. Like this photo. Then share it on your page. 3. Use hashtag #béisicééihiihsbeads on the photo, tag me & that’s it!!! 🥰 Good luck to all you gorgeous ladies! You can repost this photo as many times as you want to get more entries. This giveaway is open to both Canada 🇨🇦 & the States 🇺🇸. Profile must be public. (So that I can see your post.) The winner will be chosen & announced on Valentines Day!! 💓 💌🥰🌹
It’s about that time again to prepare to head to Montana for Camp Beaver Creek! There will be a brief meeting tomorrow night in the Student Center at 5pm. If you’re a rising senior or college student, come see what all the hype is about! If you’re in high school, it might be a good idea to bring a parent to the meeting! They can come in handy sometimes! See ya there!
Since the first day of my life, I have celebrated my birthday with my big sister💕 I was her 1st birthday present & sister for life!! I love sharing our special day together and if I had to choose a person to share my birthdays with, I would always choose my sissy 🎂🎈 This year we’re turning 24 & 25, and years from now when we’re turning 50 & 51, I know I will always have my big sister by my side to blow out candles with ❤️ Happy Birthday to us, I love you🌻👑👑
A nation dies when the hearts of its women are on the ground. The hearts of our Native women are strong, and it is this that gives me the greatest hope for our people. Raise your flag & be proud of where you come from. Thank you, @singsinthetimber for capturing my pride for my Aaniiih Nakoda Nation. #indiancountry#raiseyourflag
The other night during integration, we had a little visit from this little GUY. Took a little bit of patience to get him out but the job got done. (No mice or equipment were hurt or damaged during the process.) The thing is we came back to site today and the varmint had four more with him 😂. @sam_i_am12v #nokia#tmobile#integration#jerry#thisguy
Ya girl is back to serving as Deputy Prosecutor for the Fort Belknap Tribal Government!! 📚🗞📝 If you’ve seen my Insta story, you know how ecstatic I am to be working for my people again & how nervous I am because it’s been a year since I’ve practiced tribal law. If you would have told me five years ago that I would be practicing criminal law, I wouldn’t believe you. Criminal law was never an interest of mine, because I knew how emotionally taxing it was. Now, tribal criminal law is my passion!! This is my third year prosecuting and it’s made me grow in ways I never imagined. Most of all, it helped me find my career path and the type of law I want to focus on in 2020. 🌻🌻🌻 It’s crazy to think that this all started for me, because I asked my tribal chairman for an internship. I learned that we need to go after what we want & create our own opportunities. We can’t wait for people to think of us, sometimes we need to tell our leadership we’re valuable, hard working, and ready to make our tribal nations a better place. ❤️