“Most of the pain we feel is nothing more than a story that needs telling.”
-A.L-
I tell pieces of my life through my ink . My story isn't finished , hopefully it will continue to be entertaining .

Mayalavish@gmail.com You can email me
creativenative1981:

so-treu:

nativnuance:

Yo, White person selling overpriced shit on Etsy…
1. Your store name contains a slur. Well done there.
2. This “Indian chief portrait” is almost $500, which you envision as the profit owed to you for ‘creating it’. 
3. You found the original image of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud by searching “old indian chief” on Google Images. And you did an awful job of reproducing it. 
4. You dare to sell his likeness to go along with some “cool tribal pillows” that bastardize and monetize legitimate traditional arts and cultures.
5. Makhpiya-Luta (Red Cloud) spent his entire life fighting to maintain the integrity of his Nation against the constant assault of White American forces. Your attempt to make money off of his image is a fully-wrought colonial act, made possible by your racist disregard for Native peoples and the history of the land you live on. 
You should burn your painting out of respect for the man it defames.

this that white bullshit

Reblogging this because it’s important for non natives to know that this is not okay do do, if you aren’t native then there is no reason for you to make or “reproduce” native art. End of story.
creativenative1981:

so-treu:

nativnuance:

Yo, White person selling overpriced shit on Etsy…
1. Your store name contains a slur. Well done there.
2. This “Indian chief portrait” is almost $500, which you envision as the profit owed to you for ‘creating it’. 
3. You found the original image of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud by searching “old indian chief” on Google Images. And you did an awful job of reproducing it. 
4. You dare to sell his likeness to go along with some “cool tribal pillows” that bastardize and monetize legitimate traditional arts and cultures.
5. Makhpiya-Luta (Red Cloud) spent his entire life fighting to maintain the integrity of his Nation against the constant assault of White American forces. Your attempt to make money off of his image is a fully-wrought colonial act, made possible by your racist disregard for Native peoples and the history of the land you live on. 
You should burn your painting out of respect for the man it defames.

this that white bullshit

Reblogging this because it’s important for non natives to know that this is not okay do do, if you aren’t native then there is no reason for you to make or “reproduce” native art. End of story.
creativenative1981:

so-treu:

nativnuance:

Yo, White person selling overpriced shit on Etsy…
1. Your store name contains a slur. Well done there.
2. This “Indian chief portrait” is almost $500, which you envision as the profit owed to you for ‘creating it’. 
3. You found the original image of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud by searching “old indian chief” on Google Images. And you did an awful job of reproducing it. 
4. You dare to sell his likeness to go along with some “cool tribal pillows” that bastardize and monetize legitimate traditional arts and cultures.
5. Makhpiya-Luta (Red Cloud) spent his entire life fighting to maintain the integrity of his Nation against the constant assault of White American forces. Your attempt to make money off of his image is a fully-wrought colonial act, made possible by your racist disregard for Native peoples and the history of the land you live on. 
You should burn your painting out of respect for the man it defames.

this that white bullshit

Reblogging this because it’s important for non natives to know that this is not okay do do, if you aren’t native then there is no reason for you to make or “reproduce” native art. End of story.

creativenative1981:

so-treu:

nativnuance:

Yo, White person selling overpriced shit on Etsy…

1. Your store name contains a slur. Well done there.

2. This “Indian chief portrait” is almost $500, which you envision as the profit owed to you for ‘creating it’. 

3. You found the original image of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud by searching “old indian chief” on Google Images. And you did an awful job of reproducing it. 

4. You dare to sell his likeness to go along with some “cool tribal pillows” that bastardize and monetize legitimate traditional arts and cultures.

5. Makhpiya-Luta (Red Cloud) spent his entire life fighting to maintain the integrity of his Nation against the constant assault of White American forces. Your attempt to make money off of his image is a fully-wrought colonial act, made possible by your racist disregard for Native peoples and the history of the land you live on. 

You should burn your painting out of respect for the man it defames.

this that white bullshit

Reblogging this because it’s important for non natives to know that this is not okay do do, if you aren’t native then there is no reason for you to make or “reproduce” native art. End of story.

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danathur:

Desana Girl. Rio Negro, Brasil.

The Desana people call themselves “People of the Universe”.
 
"According to the oral tradition of the Desana, which is common to other Eastern Tukanoan peoples, the ancestors of Humanity followed the course of the rivers Amazon, Negro, Uaupés and their tributaries, leaving from the Atlantic Ocean on a ship – the “Canoe-of-Transformation”. Along the trip they stopped in numerous “houses of transformation”, where they performed celebrations. The sub-aquatic trip in the Canoe-of-Transformation is assimilated to the humanization and progressive maturation of Humanity’s ancestors. They went aground among the Ipanoré rapids, on the mid river Uaupés. It was in this place that the differentiation between Whites and Indians took place. The ancestor of the Whites then went South, while the Indians went up the course of the river and its tributaries looking for a good place to live."

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