Takaji My Relatives
Today is Wednesday Oct 30 2013, the day before Halloween. The U.S. holiday that draws children and adults alike out into the streets and parties dressed in garish and sometimes comical disguises.
Many of my friends, especially female friends have opted to dress as "witches". Interestingly, the majority of the witch costumes that I have encountered this year have tended to be a great deal more sympathetic of the witch identity than I have seen in the past.…Continue
Takaji My Relatives
This publication contains history about Indigenous activism which was fundamental to the formation of the man that I am today and I was so glad to find it on the internet. Most importantly it makes lots of mentions of the Native American activist newspaper of the 1970's “INDIGENA” for which I drew many illustrations while I was still a young student in college at COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. In particular it was very…Continue
Here in North Eastern Pa we will honor the relatives on Friday night. My family calls this ceremony Ghost Supper.
We will set up our alter and use fish also, doing what we can to follow the teachings of the Caney Circle. I will also have a gord with one of my relatives safely inside. I always have intense dreams after honoring our ancestors in this way.
Jan Jan Catu - Akitchitay Urayoel
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Added by Claudette Fleming on October 29, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Yesterday I gave a lecture at the college of Ana G. Mendez in Orlando, Florida. The lecture pointed out errors within the history and genealogy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon, the survival of the Indigenous people, the Taino and the Guanahatabey of the Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Isla Hispanola and Isla de San Juan de Puerto Rico survived and left maternal genetic descendants despite the destruction and abuse they suffered during the conquest of the aforementioned islands.
At the end of…Continue