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NAHKO  . Indigenous resilience since 1986 ⚡️ . #medicinetribe . Watch “More Than Songs” a mini film by @josue_foto + @cometolifemusic! . ☀️🌿👇🏽

for you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can't help but
see it everywhere

stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom - @rupikaur_ 🌸


just being your whole, authentic self is an act of resistance. •

earth song strong 🌍 • big miigwech to our relatives who came out in minneapolis last night. it felt good to be ‘home’ especially after having missed out on Shangri-La this year. big thanks to @repkeithellison as well for joining us and talking story after. the tides are changing for women, poc, and young people as we all participate in changing the system to werk for us in a good way and combat climate change. grateful for keith’s leadership - minnesota get him elected as your state attorney general! a big job to keep people in power accountable and give the average person a fair shot. a people’s lawyer. dig. •
tonight’s transmission here in chicago will be full power, too! medicine-patch in windy city jah. this lake song will fill us all with good medicine tonight. hasta pronto, familia. 🍯


full stoke ahead. kansas city, missouri it’s your turn tonight!! we’re back with our summer squad @dispatch and we are bringing the goods!! come join us at the crossroads tonight!! bring yer high vibes, laughter, movement, and a whole lot of LOVE. hasta pronto, familia! 🖤


be proud to be who you are. an honor to work with @josue_foto and @cometolifemusic in creating a mini film and photo essay of our journey this summer. click the link in profile and take a peek into our 🌍 #medicinetribe #cometolife

rockin out ⛰ •
with all the climate marches, summits, direct actions etc happening this week, i’m reminded how powerful our own gathering space is ( amidst my fomo with each one i’m missing! ). we set an intention to share our version of musical ceremony with y’all, but without it being a shared intent it wouldn’t come to fruition. so, mahalo. mahalo for helping establish a safe container for transformation. when you come to our interactive experience, we don’t discriminate - we love. we laugh. we cry. we move. it’s something the whole world needs way more of. love, sweet love. not as a star, but as a constellation. i’m really looking forward to getting back on the road for these next two weeks and doing a bit of tilling, harvesting, watering, and weeding ( oh yes, it’s a must 🌱 ) of the garden that is our community of poet trees 🌲. we’re on the verge of everything -it’s fascinating, no? love you all, see you soon. •

horse people have strong opinions. everyone has their ways. and most the time their particular way is the best way, in their opinion. most animal people have this in common. it’s a bit of a conflict when you’re looking for “the right way” but i find there’s some common sense stuff mixed in with the individual, the animal, the relationship, and a unique set of ideals. i don’t use metal on my horses. no bits, no shoes...i ride bareback and with rope leads. my paint, jet, loves to run and some days he likes to haul ass home. on the cement road. it’s hilarious and fun. i just let him do it. y not tho. skoden. and escape the neighbor dogs, of course. we found a plum and apple tree and ate like kings on our adventure, recently. proper summer afternoons. anyways, cheers to all you animal caretakers. they are such characters, no? mirrors to us, clearly. soak up time with our four legged relatives while you can! creature teachers. 🐎

back at it on wednesday with my young bloods @xiuhtezcatl at the Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska y’all 🖤 let’s new moon mob it in a gud way ayyyye. •

UPDATE: shout out to everyone who donated to our Nahko Scholarship collaboration with Intertribal Youth @intertribalyouth for our second year of giving indigenous youth the opportunity to come together and learn from each other and some amazing indigenous teachers! below is an update note from the Intertribal crew - give them a follow and check out the good reports coming back from the kids trips to Panama and the San Diego summer courses! big mahalo once again to you all for taking big part in changing the lives of these young, brilliant indigenous minds and hearts! •
(slide for vid 1 &2) Summer, Summer, Summer coming to a close. As we start school and work, sum of us perhaps feels nostalgic, perhaps a little bummed that summer is over. We wanted to drop a memory of the blessed time InterTribal Youth had during our flagship program in #SanDiego this past July. So many parents and grandparents have shared their joy in the changes they see and feel in their youth.
Youth, our memories continue to embrace us. Our soul, spirit, mind and body are happy. Cleansed with joy. Continue to flow. This is a frequency that can and will be continually nourished. Nurtured frequency. These memories are like a replenishing well of water. You may go to it and take from it as needed. This is you. Be in a #happyplace
#Lessons #CountingallmyBlessings #thisthingcalledlife #knowthatyouarestillprecious #lookintoyourself #forthatpieceofmind #shiningbright @protoje @indiggcollective #matteroftime #ancientfuture #indigenizeEducation #NativeLikeWater #reflectionsofyou @intertribalyouth #sincecreation #staylit 🔥#OriGinations

for the salmon. the whales. the rivers. no dam can hold. join me, @ladukewinona @nataanii_means and many other relatives this saturday as we peacefully protest the dams on the snake river. we’re going to create a massive flotilla! bring yer float gear! this is all happening at Chief Timothy Park just outside of Clarkston, WA. for more info go to • i’m excited to perform that evening and be alongside you all in the water all day. the salmon will run! the whales will have their ono grinds again soon! no dam can hold! stoodis! ✊🏾


where there is air...there is bear. •

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