Because for some reason, I can’t post the illustration, so I have to add the link. Ni modo.
Selling these tomorrow outside of Comic Con ( between Gaslamp and Con. Center trolley stops) and Logan Ave. for the Art Crawl.
First hate mail arrived from San Diego Free Press reader. I might just frame the message and hang it from my wall
A mini documentary on sex trafficking of Native women, with particular focus on Minnesota (Native women & girls are frequently sold on the shipping boats that travel around the Lakes, and have been for decades).
"People don’t see Native American women as humans. They see them as punching bags. Or something novel, like a new toy—it’s fun at first, but afterwards you throw it away." —Sarah El Fakahany, Sexual Assault Advocate at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
This is very sad, I didn’t know that the Native American women and girls were part of sex trade and prostitution.
it is a very big problem, much bigger than many people realize or want to admit, even among Native communities. if you go to a truck stop anywhere near tribal communities late at night, you will see young Native girls who have been trafficked. Minnesota, Arizona, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, & Washington are particularly bad. here’s some more resources on sex trafficking of Native women:
- Shattered Hearts: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls
- Young Native Girls are Being Sacrificed to the Canadian Sex Trade
- stats from the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- 'Start Waking Up:' Report warns of Inuit child selling, cites anecdotal evidence of abuse, trafficking
- Native Schoolgirls Should Not Be for Sale on the Street
- Native Women Easy Prey for Traffickers
- Data Shows Link Between Oil Workers and Violence Against Native Women
- Go Home, Baby Girl
Indigenous Nations of United State and Mexico
"Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans."
Downloadable PDFs at the npr website here
You can zoom in and see the grand immensities.
Aztlán-glorifying, Mexica-fixated Xican@s/Mexicans would do well to memorize this map.
Someone shared an article that featured an image that calls for the abolition of Columbus Day. Another person had the audacity to ask “What did Columbus ever do to you?”. The answer might take a while to wrap up, hope he is sitting in a comfy chair.
After renowned actor Paul Rodriguez gave his opinion on the situation of the minors who have been crossing the US-Mexico border, I have heard from some Raza that they felt hurt about Mr. Rodriguez’ s views. Yes, a number of our people are pro-immigration, but we forget that not all of our people are on the same page, for reasons of their own. It was ignorant for Don Lemon to pigeonhole Paul Rodriguez as pro-immigration because he is a Mexican immigrant. Sure, Rodriguez benefited by migrating, but he also has the privilege to choose which political ideology he decides to follow. I can’t say I agree with Mr. Rodriguez’ views, but he is aware that the journey to the border and the crossing are no easy tasks, and calls for compassion for the children. Indeed, there is no easy answer on how to handle the situation. Leftists and right-wingers have their own answers on how to handle the situation, and we are left to choose one side or the other based on our own values. Raza, please, don’t take Paul Rodriguez’ declaration personal: he is only speaking for himself. In no way, shape, or form is he speaking for the entire Latino community, nor do pro-immigrants need him on their side. We can manage without him.