Lady Yazzie Before I begin I would like to mention, if you feel uncomfortable or this blog post triggers stress, flashback, or warnings, please seek self-care or help. I will be speaking of my abuse in some detail. The other day I came across an article on a Facebook post from the StrongHearts Native Helpline. … More Financial Abuse is REAL
Dominique Hunter Anger can be very useful. It is a way we communicate our boundaries: if we need to protect ourselves or our food (don’t touch a yutkayē’k’s grub 🐻) or family, just like our four-legged relatives. It is also a natural response to injustice. Womxn and men have been socialized in western culture to … More Is Anger Valuable?
Dominique Daye Hunter Was it real? It was more like a dream. Beautiful golden light, perfectly comfortable warm-cool temperature gentle to the skin. Everyone smiling laughing eating: happy. No anger no fear: Just Pure Joy. It felt like a dream. Like Eternal Summer, where our ancestors rest. Our souls rested in that place. In that state … More LuLu: Voices Celebrating the Lives of Indigenous Womxn
Lady Yazzie If you are reading this, you may have answered the question, “Is Mental Health Apart of Culture?” Like many, most of you said “Yes.” The answer is: Yes, it has been apart of every culture in the world. Mental Health isn’t a new concept, especially to us, as Indigenous peoples of this world. … More Is Mental Health Apart of Culture?
Dominique Daye Hunter I have this theory that every hippie Indian mom who rocked out in the 70’s favorite song was “Dreams”. Okay well most of the ones I know anyway, including my mom. I cruised down the freeway in 112-degree heat. It was a hot ass day in Phoenix, Arizona. My car’s AC had … More Dreams
To Belong All them damn lies spoon fed with white sugar and red devil ham. Rolled into peanut butter and jelly tortillas packaged in rice bags. No one will notice I don’t belong here. Feathered haircut done at home and grandma took me shopping and tried to make a model of me. No one … More To Belong
Dominique Daye Hunter One in three Native American womxn* will be raped in their lifetime.1 This is nearly twice the rate of reported rapes by all other races annually.2 Three fourths of Native womxn have experienced some type of sexual assault including rape, sexual harassment, incest, child sexual assault, sex trafficking, sex exploitation, unwanted sexual … More What is the Tribal Law and Order Act? And Why Does it Matter?
Dominique Daye Hunter I was walking to the park a couple of months ago. I live in what many would consider a “safe” neighborhood, in a gated community with a family-friendly park which literally lies on the other side of said gate. Walking from the pedestrian gateway, not even 100 feet away to the park, … More Catcalling is F***ing Creepy
Dominique Daye Hunter Wä’kasï’k. Gutskai. Nïska’. Girl. Boy. Child. Within the child is the root of us all. They are the seeds and essence of all our ancestors. A culmination of a thousand generations. In one tiny body, with spirits as large as life. Nïska’ are life. They are our future. They both learn and teach us so many things. They … More Seeds
Dominique Daye Hunter Grandmother Leola’s words echoed in my ears: “They said, ‘I’m tired of you AIM bitches making all this noise.’ And then they wrapped a rope around my neck and dragged me several feet until I broke loose. They almost killed me and my baby. I could feel him turning inside of me. … More A War on Our Wombs