Heathen Moon thanks you for all your wyrd & wonderful support!
Chicago-based Indigenous artist of the Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate (“People of the End Village”).
This work by David Bernie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You may download, share, and post the images under the condition that the works are attributed to the artist.
Jamie Black: https://www.jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/
Call to Action 41 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls timeline: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/timeline/
Final report released June 2019: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Final_Report_Vol_1b.pdf which includes 231 calls for justice that “represent important ways to end the genocide and to transform systemic and societal values that have worked to maintain colonial violence.” P168.
Project Peace & Honouring Indigenous Women Toolkit: https://www.nwac.ca/assets-knowledge-centre/NWAC-Resource-Zine-2019-web-1.pdf
Unreserved: Tackling the Crisis of MMIWG2S+ https://open.spotify.com/episode/7r7NEnbXnuJfO8MsxFeovC?si=VWoqrn4TTJKCIzYvseqPXg
Northern Cree: To all MMIWG2S https://open.spotify.com/track/43wLbdvo7cgyIiLi1gPuJn?si=dFhWFwVCQxCUnWl9LEETRg
We are Heathens Against Hate - WS has NO place in our beliefs. Ryan and I check in daily to ensure we are listening, relearning, unlearning and doing what we can to grow as we unsettle, and dismantle systemic oppression. Within ourselves, the environment and the communities in which we live and work within.
Witchcraft, Paganism, Heathenry is political, believing in anything other than capitalism, colonialism and christianity is political. Contact your MLA's, Mayor's, Provincial and Federal Government's. Amplify Indigenous creators, their stories and content. Not just now, always.
If you don't have the ability to formulate emails, Leadnow has resources for templates and links to actionable strategies.
Raven's Trust: Free self lead course - donate for time and labour if able.
Water is Life: Sign the petition for fuck sake https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-let-s-get-indigenous-communities-safe-clean-drinking-water-now-ffs?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=9df142a0-59f0-11ec-978a-57655f158e16
The Heathens Against Hate official Declaration 127 : http://pagandeclaration.com/#joinUs
Settlers Guide to Reconciliation : https://oncanadaproject.ca/settlerstakeaction
Show your support for WET’SUWET’EN : https://raventrust.com/campaigns/wetsuweten-2-2/
Guide to allyship : https://guidetoallyship.com/
BlackLives Matter Resources : https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1l0TGDdHJIO6FGkKNWBBXINUmfGSXdM8eK6eY2ZmrK8Q/mobilebasic
Visit www.native-land.ca to find out what land your city & town are settled/colonized upon.
Make your own reparations. This "not me, not my family" rhetoric is bullshit. If your family was here in 1996 or earlier, we are all complicit in the lack of reconciliation and reparation. If you voted before 1996 like most of our parents did, and if they didn't look at the platforms of their representatives. It's ON US to make the changes we want to see in the world.
From Leadnow: Non-Indigenous people who live here still benefit from colonialism, which means we all have a role to play in reconciliation. Here are some ways you can take action:The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has 94 calls to action, including 6 which directly relate to the residential school systems. We ask that you take the time to read these calls to actions, acknowledge the privilege we all have living on stolen land, and amplify the calls for justice from Indigenous peoples — not just in moments like these, but always.
Our family here at Heathen Moon lives, *un*learns, loves and makes magic within and upon the Stó:lō territory. It is comprised of twenty four First Nations that spans the area from Fort Langley to Yale BC and the territory is part of the Coast Salish region of southwestern British Columbia. The Ts'elxweyeqw, one of the Nations of the Stó:lō, are the first people of Chilliwack river watershed in the Central Fraser Valley. The land, sea, sky and spirit that we are among is vast and deep traditional territory. The area is Stewarded and cared for by Ts’elxwéyeqw (chilkwayuk) people - I am ever grateful for the opportunities to share space with, learn from, work with, listen and hold witness the people, ancestors, matriarchs, spirits and creatures present and past whose stewardship and cultural teachings have brought life to this land . May we all do our part as univited guests to ensure that the land is stewarded and lead by it’s rightful Guardians and spirits.
Some of the creators we have been listening and learning from:
@Rsinger02 @officialsherrymckay @Gaytivefrommikmaki @shayla0h @wetsuweten_checkpoint @adecolonizingdaughter @decolonizemyself @indigenousrising @indigenouseducators @iiycfamily @aptn_ca @indigenousclimateaction @theindigenousfoundation @theindigenousanarchist @matriarch.movement
Not just today, but for always. Thank you to all the land, spirit, air & water defenders, we celebrate and revere your brilliance and beauty.
Committing to change and uplifting community starts with listening. Really leaning in and paying attention to what Indigenous Nations are saying and recognize that they have been calling for action for entirely too long, it is time for us to amplify their voices and raise awareness at every chance we can.
🌿 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝.𝐜𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐨’𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧.
⚡️ 𝑭𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔, 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒔 & 𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔:
@indigenouseducators @indigenouspeoplesmovement @theindigenousfoundation @shayla0h @wetsuweten_checkpoint @indigenousrising @indigenousclimateaction
📚 𝑫𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆 / Unsettle 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒇:
Price Paid by Bev Sellars
Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild
First Peoples in Canada by Alan D. McMillan & Eldon YellowhornTurtle Island
The story of North America’s First People - Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
We Are Water Protectors - Carole Lindstrom Illustrated by Michaela Goade
We encourage you to read The Truth & Reconciliation Act, which has 94 calls to action. Read up and then head over to your email to get an email out to the federal government & your local MLA to ask what they are doing to bring these calls to action to the forefront.
𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆, 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒕:
🧡The Urban Native Youth Association
🧡Fraser Aboriginal Friendship Centre Agency
🧡Spirit of the Children Society
These organizations are an integral part in healing within communities.
The Star card from the Gentle Tarot displayed on a one card holder made of apple wood.