This is the first national campaign for First Nations youth across Canada to fight homophobia and normalize healthy sexuality!
First Nations youth from across Canada came together in March 2010 to create a national campaign about sexuality and fighting homophobia. These are the images created from the campaign which can be utilized as posters, postcards, as well as community newspaper inserts for articles and awareness.
About the Organization:
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth.
The reclamation and revitalization of traditional knowledge about people’s fundamental human rights over their bodies and spaces, intersected with present-day realities is fundamental to our work.
We work within the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health for Indigenous peoples.
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"So one of our owners Judi was walking on the beach this morning cleaning up the junk that washed into shore and finds a bottle with a message in it. There is also some sand and 2 one dollar bills. Once we get it open and read the notes we find out that it is in fact NOT sand. It is the ashes of this woman’s husband of 27 years named Gordon. She writes that He loved to travel so she sent him traveling in a bottle with a note and money for someone to call home and tell her where he landed. He started at Big Pine Key in March of 2012 and then went to Islamerada where someone found him. They added a note and sent him traveling again and he landed on our beach in Key Colony. Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon’s travels! Judi added her note, we put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes. We added another dollar in case Gordon travels far and a long distance call is needed. We will be having a memorial service or celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again. Only our sister Judi could find a dead guy on our beach!”
Humanity: one awesome story at a time. Gods speed, Gordon. May the tides and currents take you to shores you only dreamed of in life.
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, under bright buildings and wild skies, is going to be a good time to wear the clothes at the back of your closet, to use words you wouldn’t normally, to part your hair on the other side. It’s a good week to try on new ways of moving, new ways of speaking, new selves that you’re not sure about, that you’re just testing right now. Imagine all the different ways you could act. Imagine the changes you could make. Imagine the sweet ways you could stay the same. Dye your hair. Read Bhanu Kapil, listen to Rihanna.
Taurus: This week is a week for feeling so bright, a week for feeling so cute, a week for feeling untouchable and unstoppable in all your brilliance. Wake up and feel like the whole sky was made for you; walk on your grimy sidewalk like you’re the boss, like you’re the queen; go to your job and don’t even feel down about it. Try to be kind, even in the middle of this greatness; try not to lose control of the ways that your charm can be a weapon. Show it off, but only as much as you need to. Listen to Beyoncé, always, of course.
Gemini: This week is going to be full of wonder, it’s going to be full good things, and it’s going to be full of love and fear for this whole fragile world. Let your serious heavy heart pull you down to the ground, down so far you can see grass growing, down so far you can look up and see the sky like a bowl, see the clouds and the haze and the stars, so cold, so big, so wise, all looking down on you. Let yourself worry, but not too much. Spend time with other people. Listen to songs about tenderness.
Cancer: This week, you’ll feel things easing up, things getting brighter, things you didn’t even know were sitting inside your stomach, weighing you down. Take things slow this week and let yourself adjust to these slow, sweet changes. Let your body start to feel looser, let it feel like it fits just right, let it feel like the world’s been built just for you, like you can move freely, like you can fall right asleep at night and dream about fields and oceans and broad bright landscapes that are welcoming and warm.
Leo: This week, in quiet moments, listen for the world whispering to you, listen for your house singing to you, listen as your feet on the ground are pound out rhythms that mean a lot, that don’t mean anything, that are waiting for you to hear them. Pay attention to these quiet sounds, pay attention to these signs. Listen to yourself when you’re alone in the morning; listen to your friends when you’re up late together; listen to the slow steady hum, under it all, of the world telling you secrets, of the world keeping you safe.
Virgo: This week, your insides are maybe going to twist themselves up, a little, wrestling with the things that bother you, the things that hurt you, the things you don’t want to hear. This is a week for dealing with it, it’s a week for doing the work. It’s a week for cleaning your what, for fixing your bike, for being very honest with your roommates and your mom and your friends. It’s a week for clearing out a little space inside your chest so you can breathe, so you can laugh, so you can go for a walk in the afternoon sun.
Libra: This week is going to be about looking at everything that takes up space in your life and everything that takes up space in your head, all your dresses and books and feelings and memories, and sorting through them. This week is about holding tight to the things you’re going to bring with you and the things you’re going to leave behind and the things that will float, ghostlike and dreamy, on through your life, wherever you go, watching you, holding you up. Clean your room and clean your kitchen and listen to country songs.
Scorpio: This week is going to be all about waiting, all about anticipation, in a way that’s good, in a way that’s a little painful, in a way that’s very thrilling. This week, the satisfaction is in the buildup, in the tension, in some kind of buzzing heaviness in the air. It’s going to feel like every sadness in you is about to become lighter. It’s going to feel like a thunderstorm, like all the air around you is going to crack open, any second, like the sky is going to open up, like the heat’s going to break, like everything’s going to change.
Sagittarius: This week, your bones are going to feel a little loose in your body and your thoughts are going to feel a little fast, a little reckless, a little wild. This is a week for being irresponsible with yourself, for being a little too big and a little too loud, for not being careful. This week you’ll reveal things to yourself; you’ll open up spaces inside yourself, inside your life. Be ready for this, and be careful of the way that recklessness can take you over, can run wild. Let your friends take care of you. Let them listen to Fiona Apple with you.
Capricorn: This is a week for just not even taking any of it, not from anyone in your life, not from your tough and brutal brain. It’s a week for building yourself up, for seeking out the armor that can help you live in a world that gets cruel, for seeking out the bright bad attitude that’s going to keep you alive, keep you in motion, even keep you happy—some of the time. This week, do what you want to do and wear what you want to wear and play the songs you love very loud in your bedroom, in your car, in your headphones.
Aquarius: This week is a week for trying new and weird things: it’s a week for going to the weird sections of the library, it’s a week for going to the weird parts of town, it’s a week for going places that are very far from home. Try to get outside of yourself and watch where the effort takes you. Watch how it shakes up the patterns and pathways in your brain. Watch how it changes the things you think about during the day and the things you dream about at night. Read books you’ve never even heard of.
Pisces: This is a week for letting yourself get carried away, for letting your weirdest self handle things (for a while). It’s a week for dreaming about running away, for dreaming about cool water and outer space and magic, for getting lost in books on the bus, for getting lost on long sunny streets in places you’ve never been to before. This week’s going to be full of luck, and you’ll be protected, safe, as you go a little bit wild, as you take new risks, as you move through your life like it’s bright and exciting and unfamiliar. Listen to Prince.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.