Gather: a new project

Gather is a new project currently in production that explores the state of Native American Food Sovereignty thru film, photography and print journalism.

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Gather

Gather is a new film and journalism project on Native American Food Sovereignty.
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Very excited to bring you the official music video for “Warrior” featuring footage from ‘Gather!’ It was such an honor to have this song featured in this incredible documentary film about indigenous food sovereignty.

If you’re looking for a way to decolonize your holiday weekend, watch ‘Gather’ with your loved ones (in a safe virtual watch party fashion)! This film has taught me so much about the resiliency of indigenous wisdom through food.

Find ‘Gather’ at - https://gather.film

“Warrior” is OUT NOW on my new album ‘Woman In Color’ - https://ffm.to/womanincolor.oof

Performance footage by Matthew Freiheit
Edited by Sanjay Rawal
Gather footage cinematographer Renan Ozturk
Hat by ThunderVoice Hat Co.
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Raye Zaragoza
Very excited to bring you the official music video for “Warrior” featuring footage from ‘Gather!’ It was such an honor to have this song featured in this incredible documentary film about indigenous food sovereignty.

If you’re looking for a way to decolonize your holiday weekend, watch ‘Gather’ with your loved ones (in a safe virtual watch party fashion)! This film has taught me so much about the resiliency of indigenous wisdom through food.

Find ‘Gather’ at - https://gather.film

“Warrior” is OUT NOW on my new album ‘Woman In Color’ - https://ffm.to/womanincolor.oof

Performance footage by Matthew Freiheit
Edited by Sanjay Rawal
Gather footage cinematographer Renan Ozturk
Hat by ThunderVoice Hat Co.
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Just a reminder. Thursday is a day of mourning for the Mashpee Wampanoag people. Marking 400 years of the same b.s.

I promise, we will have a more hopeful post tomorrow. But not today.

@wampanoagtradingpost @kameachayne @farmerrishi @agrowingculture @earthisohana @culturalsurvival @greenstonefarm_la and many others
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Just a reminder. Thursday is a day of mourning for the Mashpee Wampanoag people. Marking 400 years of the same b.s.

I promise, we will have a more hopeful post tomorrow. But not today.

@wampanoagtradingpost @kameachayne @farmerrishi @agrowingculture @earthisohana @culturalsurvival @greenstonefarm_la and many others
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
“The story of colonization seems to be the same. They take what they like and they put their own spin on it. And that's what we see happen with the turkey on the table and the Thanksgiving and inviting the Indigenous people over, because that's what's been taught in schools.But now, like you said, we start to see people are acknowledging that, yes, it is the indigenous values of your people that even allowed America to thrive.”

Sammy Gensaw of the Yurok, one of the last contacted tribes, speaking to Danielle Hill of the Mashpee-Wampanoag, one of the first contacted tribes.

Here’s to wishing folks socially distance themselves this week, reflect on what we need to do as a Nation to get thru Covid without needless loss of life, and watch the hopeful stories in Gather.

@prideofgypsies @captainriff @renan_ozturk @tanya_meillier @taylorfreesolo @mrsanjayr @fndi303 @ancestral_guard @heron_hill @nephi_craig @twila_cassadore_ @elsiedubray @apachefarmer @rayezaragoza @michael_a_levine Alex Meillier @jonlukegensaw @petergensaw @weesh_com @zechariah_gabel @uriahcheng @samandude
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
THANKSGIVING POST 2:

Ok - we don’t celebrate the life of Santa on Xmas because we know it’s a myth. Why do we make Pilgrims such an integral part of American identity. Celebrate the day with your family. Express gratitude. These are all good things. But we don’t teach kids at school about Santa. Why do they learn about Pilgrims as kind souls, etc?

There’s a reason why Pilgrims aren’t mentioned in any of America’s Founding Documents. No ONE cared about them then. Why do we now, for some reason, in the 21st Century, celebrate their arrival a some seminal piece of America’s birth??

Ok - a Wampanoag Native named Squanto had been enslaved by the British Military (the Pilgrims were NOT the first British to arrive on Cape Cod). He was taken to London and subsequently escaped on another commercial vessel to Massachusetts.

So, when the Pilgrims came exactly 400 years ago, and he and other Natives realized these British were not military and probably didn’t present a threat, they HELPED the poor lost souls. It should be mentioned, though, that the first landing boat from the Mayflower saw a store/stash of foods on the beach and TOOK IT, even tho it was a storage unit for the Natives.

Who does that??? You’re on someone’s land. You see villages. You see food. And you take it??

Then a couple years later when these Pilgrims realized they were terrible farmers, they murdered the Mashpee-Wampanoag for their farm land.

And we celebrate this??? Oh - we hide this. But we celebrate the initial act of kindness from Natives that enabled the Pilgrims’ survival.

So - all I am saying is WHO CARES ABOUT THE DAMN PILGRIMS? And GIVE THE MASHPEE THEIR LAND BACK.

And maybe buy something from @wampanoagtradingpost

//end of rant

@heron_hill @ancestral_guard @prideofgypsies @captainriff @renan_ozturk @tanya_meillier @taylorfreesolo
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