Can You Hear That? Anishinaabe Sounds of Relationship

by waaseyaa'sin christine sy

thefoxVernAhKee2009

Vernon Ah Kee’s “the fox” (2009) replaces the blog post that was here before. I’ve temporarily removed it until the subject matter I address in it has been formally resolved with relevant parties.

In the meantime, be wary of “famous” Indians — women, men, or gender queer people — walking towards you, too. You are worth every ounce of positive attention you may receive from anybody. It’s not your fault if you are unable to discern that they may be windigo when you let them into your life; it’s not your fault if they start out normal and then turn into windigo when they are in your life or if  they abuse you when you address their behaviour or if they continue to abuse you after you’ve walked away. It’s not your fault if you have become their emotional punching bag, even if from afar. Put your asemaa down, say amiigwech to your pawaaman and the forces that allow you to keep on your path.

It is, however, your responsibility to know your clans.

                                                                                                     *zaasaakwe*

(this is typically understood as a warrior call but I like to interpret it and use it as a shout out to the spirits)

Note: “the fox” was borrowed from here:http://artworkscatalogue.griffith.edu.au/web/pages/gal/Display.php?irn=4247&QueryPage

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