i’m so glad. i love you, too, and you are the amazing one. <33
omfg this is literally the only gif i have on this new laptop.
thank you for putting up with me, you’re too kind. <3
haven’t decided it’s fate yet
i thought that too
omg this is like the fourth or fifth time someone has asked this
is this a common curiosity ???
i dont know. my only constant routine is being grumpy for like 2-10 mins, depending on how i’m woken up. lately it’s screeching toddler battle cries.
Hello Tumblr Fam!
Please reblog the shit out of this post, these recent Anthro grads are trying to intimidate the director, Joely Proudfit, of Cal State San Marcos’ California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center for the post (below) she made when she saw the students having a graduation party dressed as Native Americans.
The Sovereignty Center has a Facebook page so please “Like” it if you would like to support and/or receive updates. Also, we have a collective page “Stop Racial Appropriation at CSUSM”page, if you could please “Like” it as well to join the dialogue and view what has been going on recently with “Chola” photos by members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Thank you all!
UPDATED:”As the Director of Native Studies and American Indian Academic Strategic Planning at CSUSM struggling to grow a culturally sensitive and relevant native studies program and curriculum I am disappointed that students from this campus would deem this appropriate.
The fact that anyone would think it is ok to appropriate, stereotype and fetishize American Indian culture is disturbing particularly in light of the efforts American Indians have made at CSUSM.
Vine Deloria, Jr. was a critic of the field of anthropology and provided much evidence to support his criticism. This is why he valued American Indians gearing up for battle in the intellectual arena.
“The problems of Indians have always been ideological rather than social, political or economic … [I]t is vitally important that the Indian people pick the intellectual arena as the one in which to wage war.” Vine Deloria, Jr.
The actions of these CSUSM graduates sets back the progress this field has made.
His words have never been more significant.
I would encourage these students to return to the CSUSM campus and take a Native Studies course, engage with our American Indian Student Alliance, visit the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and dialogue with our Office of Tribal Liaison —Perhaps now the powers that be will understand that a Major in Native Studies is required and courses in American Indian studies should be required by all of our students to graduate.
I hope that the entire CSUSM community understands how truly offensive and inexcusable this party was especially in light of recent racist antics by others on campus against the Latino community.
Joely Proudfit, Ph.D.
Director, California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center
Director of Native American Academic Strategic Planning
Director of Native Studies & Associate Professor of Sociology and Native Studies”