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.

Gather

Gather is a new film and journalism project on Native American Food Sovereignty.
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Gather1 week ago
Eerie timing. One of the most brilliant analysts of indigenous history, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, released her new book today. It traces the 2nd amendment to anti indigenous movements in the US - particularly the armed slaughter of Natives and the subsequent land theft. The 2nd Amendment wasn’t about revolution. It was about conquest. Buy this book today.
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Gather1 week ago
Brian Nez (Sherwood Valley Pomo) carries a deer back to his truck where his wife and young son await. With @coastymathanuuma. 📷: @renan_ozturk
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Gather2 weeks ago
Another shot of Tscha-kole-chy, now called Whidbey Island. It was home to Natives from dozens of tribal nations: from the Swinomish to the Suquamish. As you can imagine, it was an absolute paradise – with an abundance of shellfish and seafood a short paddle offshore, if that. But when the Hudson Bay Company came into the Puget Sound in the late 1700s, they had their eye on the vast amount of arid farmland on this and other islands. Natives had strength in numbers until the mid-1850s, when there was a mass migration of colonizers and settlers to the area – perhaps spurred by a government promise of not 40 acres or 160 acres but 640 acres of “free” land to them. What happened next is simply a repetition of the untold story of America- looking at land as a resource to be exploited rather than as our Sustainer and Creator and Mother... and disregarding the people already on that land.
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#indigenous #foodways #decolonizediet #swinomish #suquamish #snoqualmie #klallam #clallam #sklallam #muckleshoot #elwha #skagit
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Gather2 weeks ago
Sunday repost. Fave photographer @thosh.collins :: words also by Thosh
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Some of the Arikara corn we planted earlier this year. It crossed with out O'otham huñ-corn. It's still has to get adapted to the weather and soil since it’s not from the desert. Turned out beautifully. We'll be planting it again another season.
When we acknowledge our gammas, grandpas and ancestors, we can feel them working with us, pushing us, sending new ideas to our consciousness. The seeds also play a role in this. Through consuming them and planting them they’ve imported invaluable teachings in our consciousness and populated our guts with beneficial microbiome that contributes to strong immunity, enhanced cognition and balanced emotions (endocrine system).
The nutrient density of real food is a physical manifestation of it resonating at a high spiritual frequency. Real foods are also living organisms who’s molecules and atoms are receptive to your thoughts, because your thoughts are energy particles as well. That is why the people always gave thanks to the food on a daily basis.
#wellforculture #indigenous #intertribalfamily #arizona #ancestralhealth #cornspirit #60daycorn #foodsovereignty #tribalfoodsovereignty #ancestralfood #ancestralfoodways #sonya7ii #sonyalpha
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Gather2 weeks ago
This is a photo taken on what’s now called “Whidbey Island”. Of course, following a common tactic, the first colonizers of the Puget Sound took to renaming everything. Of course EVERYTHING already had a name, and a story, and a spiritual significance. The act of re-naming makes the indigenous seem foreign to their own land. And it creates a sense of justification in the minds of the colonizers that the indigenous don’t belong. This trail is in what’s called Fort Ebey. This region was home to more that 1500 Skagit, Suquamish, Snohomish and Swinomish in the late 1700s. By the late 1800 there were just a few families left. The area is called a “fort” because it served to protect colonizers from “Indian raids”. But when a thief takes your land (and possibly kills your family), why would you be labeled the aggressor for wanting it back?
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#indigenous #resurgence #decoloizediet #seattle #skagit #muckleshoot #swinomish #trails #forest #native #suquamish #snohomish
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Gather2 weeks ago
The Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) fights for the rights of the tribes on the Columbia and its tributaries to use traditional fishing methods, many of which have been banned in certain states for being “too efficient”. But the deepest goal of the Commission is to restore the fish to the rivers. And the tribes practice an intense level of management ... as they have done for 10,000 years. Who better to manage resources than the people who know they’ll be on the river long after other folks pack up and leave. And besides, who wouldn’t rather use a platform and a dip net and snag a fish in seconds? @critfc @fndi303