Life, liberty and the pursuit

03-06-13:

lloveflowersandyou:
wow i made and drew this in a time of relapse from self harm and suicidal thoughts to keep me happy and positive but yeah call it dumb lets do that.

03-06-13:

lloveflowersandyou:

wow i made and drew this in a time of relapse from self harm and suicidal thoughts to keep me happy and positive but yeah call it dumb lets do that.

sifu-kisu:

"A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

(via aperilousjourney)

See, when they got off the boat, they didn’t recognize us. They said who are you and we said we’re the people, we’re the human beings. And they said, oh, Indians, because they didn’t recognize what it was to be a human being.
I’m a human being, this is the name of my tribe. This is the name of my people. But I’m a human being.
But then the predatory mentality shows up and starts calling us Indians and committing genocide against us as a vehicle of erasing the memory of being a human being. So they used war textbooks, history books, and when film came along, they used film.
You go in our own communities, how many of us are fighting to protect our identity of being an Indian. And 600 years ago, that word Indian, that sound was NEVER made on this hemisphere. That sound, that noise, was never ever made, ever. We’re trying to protect that as an identity, see, so it affects all of us. It’s reached the point evolutionarily speaking, we’re starting to not recognize ourselves as human beings.
We’re too busy trying to protect the idea of a Native American or an Indian, but we’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people. We’re the human beings.

—John Trudell, Lakota Activist/Poet

From the incredible documentary “Reel Injun.”

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