An indigenous epistemology provides the necessary posture toward an object to reveal its meaningful properties: its structure, place, and particular elements. Technologies were used in ways that honored the relationship of living things to each other, so a writing system, as a tool, would have had to represent a holistic understanding of the world, our relationships to it, and our relationships to each other. As [Vine] Deloria and [Daniel] Wildcat indicate [in Power and Place: Indian Education in America], “Tribal people in using their instruments did not simply extend the scope of their own capabilities, but enhanced their abilities through the addition of powers inherent in the relationships they had with other living things.” Inventing these glyphs in the ways he did, Sequoyah brought forth and enhanced the particular force of the spoken word. His art and craftsmanship reveal not only his understanding of the ways in which representational systems work but how he related the whole of his system to this ancient language and the Cherokee perspective. The relational experience implicit in the Cherokee writing system demands more than just linking glyph to sound; it demands and understanding of Cherokee perspectives, values, and ways of structuring and experiencing the world.

—Ellen Cushman, The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People’s Perseverence

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banji-realness said: OMFG I HAVEN'T HEARD THE NEW SONG YET!!!?????!!!! OMG I didn't know it was already out!!!

It snuck up on me too! I love it though and it’s here you should listen, I can’t stop with it

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maroonedoffvesta:

THIS HAPPENED

I’M INTO IT

like this song is so good

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banji-realness:

David Bowie | A Small Plot of Land

the new song is so much in this vein (less aggressive or whatever but still) and I’m so pleased

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maroonedoffvesta:

Claudio Monteverdi “Lamento d’Arianna”

utmost importance

i need this rn

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highpriestesse:

myvoiceisready:

A Corsican folk song for three voices.

Here are the Orezza mountains, where I was so happy.

The song of the dove with that of the partridge.

All the world says, here we are joyful.

REMINDER that i run a weird folk music blog and u should follow it

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wtf do you have in your talons friend???????

wtf do you have in your talons friend???????

(Source: becausebirds, via banji-realness)

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literally the first thing that happened to me on the internet today was an Israeli woman who has a position of authority in the field I’m trying to make my way into coming after me on twitter for talking negatively about military “service”

skeetshoot:

langsettte:

aanubis:

nataliesama:

bagmilk:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur
NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

I LOVE HIM

Yikes

precious

always reblog the great potoo

skeetshoot:

langsettte:

aanubis:

nataliesama:

bagmilk:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur

NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

I LOVE HIM

Yikes

precious

always reblog the great potoo

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saltysojourn:

"Mad women fight back"; "Bet your ass we’re paranoid" - Psychiatric survivors during a protest in 1976

saltysojourn:

"Mad women fight back"; "Bet your ass we’re paranoid" - Psychiatric survivors during a protest in 1976

(via babygibbon)

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