1. starsuponhispalms:

    myqueertestimony:

    NATIVE YOUTH SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK, North America (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com)

    Campaign Titled: Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project

    About the Project:

    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.

    THIS IS AWESOME

  2. chubbyhairyandangry:

nessfraserloves:

mrsmarkeverett:

I do not wear a red poppy for Remembrance Day. Although it is accompanied by the phrase ‘Never Forget’, we still start, join and experience wars all over the globe. We have forgotten. We have forgotten the horror, the inhumanity, the injustice. And we continue fighting and killing and destroying. To combat this, I wear the White Poppy of Peace for Remembrance Day.
I wear it in memory of everyone who has died during conflict, not just British soldiers, but soldiers and service persons from every country, and all civilians who have lost their lives.
I wear it as a symbol of my belief in and commitment to pacifism.
And I wear it as a symbol of my hope for peace and an end to all wars.
You can get your white poppy from the Peace Pledge Union.

I think I’ll be wearing one of these next year.I have an incredibly difficult time with the glamorization of war and soldiers. That said, I respect people because they are human, and I mourn their death as I would anyone else. Though I dislike the way I have gained my freedom as a Canadian, I am grateful for the freedom I have.

I would feel so much more comfortable wearing one of these instead of a red poppy. The poppies make me feel iffy but I always feel guilty if I’m not wearing one. 

^ All of this. 

    chubbyhairyandangry:

    nessfraserloves:

    mrsmarkeverett:

    I do not wear a red poppy for Remembrance Day. Although it is accompanied by the phrase ‘Never Forget’, we still start, join and experience wars all over the globe. We have forgotten. We have forgotten the horror, the inhumanity, the injustice. And we continue fighting and killing and destroying. To combat this, I wear the White Poppy of Peace for Remembrance Day.

    I wear it in memory of everyone who has died during conflict, not just British soldiers, but soldiers and service persons from every country, and all civilians who have lost their lives.

    I wear it as a symbol of my belief in and commitment to pacifism.

    And I wear it as a symbol of my hope for peace and an end to all wars.

    You can get your white poppy from the Peace Pledge Union.

    I think I’ll be wearing one of these next year.

    I have an incredibly difficult time with the glamorization of war and soldiers. That said, I respect people because they are human, and I mourn their death as I would anyone else. Though I dislike the way I have gained my freedom as a Canadian, I am grateful for the freedom I have.

    I would feel so much more comfortable wearing one of these instead of a red poppy. The poppies make me feel iffy but I always feel guilty if I’m not wearing one. 

    ^ All of this. 

  3. musiquelechevalier:

    Seriously, what the fuck?

    Some pics of the riot cops on McGill campus.

  4. Rainy outside today. Safe from it in my car.

    Rainy outside today. Safe from it in my car.

  5. Oh god. Memes for my university (McGill). 

    Oh god. Memes for my university (McGill). 

  6. thats-so-meme:

http://andthewholetownunderwater.tumblr.com/

Seriously though. This would be so fucking scary.

    thats-so-meme:

    http://andthewholetownunderwater.tumblr.com/

    Seriously though. This would be so fucking scary.

  7. Me, last winter. It’s going going to be time to break out this jacket soon!

    Me, last winter. It’s going going to be time to break out this jacket soon!

  8. "There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."
    Pierre Trudeau, 1968 (via cleverwittystatement)
  9. djgagnon:

#cdnhistory #Montreal #slavery
Slavery in Canada
Printed advertisements from Montreal. The advertising of Smallpox was apparently intended to assure the new owner that the slave had a ‘record’ of contracting and surviving the disease.
from: Montreal, A History; Robert Prevost, trans by Elizabeth Mueller and Robert Chodos; 1991; McClelland and Stewart.
Someone on my Tumblr ‘reading list’ (can’t remember - could have been one of several people) was commenting recently about happy-face nationalistic history which promotes Canada as the Terminal of the Underground Railroad … but says very little about the fact that slavery was practiced here. In fact, they added, we didn’t ‘need them’ for plantation economics … so there was even less justification for the practice. So the history I have found is:
First Nations had them … probably also before recorded history. They had them in New France. Living in Loyalist Township in Ontario I wryly note that the sainted UEL’s brought in about 2000 African-American slaves when they fled the Thirteen Colonies. Joseph Brant used black slaves. I think some were owned at a nearby historical attraction: Fairfield House - a mile or so from where I am writing and on whose UEL land grant our suburb sits.
Canadian slavery ended as slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in the early 1830s. I wonder how the freed slaves lived then …
… so I am including the above printed notices to ‘validate’ the person who made those comments on Tumblr … and so our nationalistic claims about unicorns prancing through the bush and crapping candy get some balance.

Haha! Yay! Someone replied to my previous “Slavery in Canada” post (http://existentialtea.tumblr.com/post/12288066642/slavery-in-canada)! Very interesting document.

    djgagnon:

    #cdnhistory #Montreal #slavery

    Slavery in Canada

    Printed advertisements from Montreal. The advertising of Smallpox was apparently intended to assure the new owner that the slave had a ‘record’ of contracting and surviving the disease.

    from: Montreal, A History; Robert Prevost, trans by Elizabeth Mueller and Robert Chodos; 1991; McClelland and Stewart.

    Someone on my Tumblr ‘reading list’ (can’t remember - could have been one of several people) was commenting recently about happy-face nationalistic history which promotes Canada as the Terminal of the Underground Railroad … but says very little about the fact that slavery was practiced here. In fact, they added, we didn’t ‘need them’ for plantation economics … so there was even less justification for the practice. So the history I have found is:

    First Nations had them … probably also before recorded history. They had them in New France. Living in Loyalist Township in Ontario I wryly note that the sainted UEL’s brought in about 2000 African-American slaves when they fled the Thirteen Colonies. Joseph Brant used black slaves. I think some were owned at a nearby historical attraction: Fairfield House - a mile or so from where I am writing and on whose UEL land grant our suburb sits.

    Canadian slavery ended as slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in the early 1830s. I wonder how the freed slaves lived then …

    … so I am including the above printed notices to ‘validate’ the person who made those comments on Tumblr … and so our nationalistic claims about unicorns prancing through the bush and crapping candy get some balance.

    Haha! Yay! Someone replied to my previous “Slavery in Canada” post (http://existentialtea.tumblr.com/post/12288066642/slavery-in-canada)! Very interesting document.

  10. Slavery in Canada

    I was in class today and was dumbfounded by a statistic. 

    It made me recall my History of Quebec and Canada class in 10th grade; in Canadian high school history classes, oh so long ago, the relationship of Canada and slavery is always told in the context of the Underground Railroad, as in “Look what we did. We were soooo much better than the Americans”. But in reality, Canada maintained slavery for 200 years, THE SAME amount of time as the U.S.A. Slavery in Canada is just kind of brushed over.

    What these history classes also fail to mention is that slavery was so popular in the US for economic reasons: they needed all that labour for agriculture and to obtain valuable commodities like cotton. Canada didn’t have this economy; our slaves were on small farms and in homes for the most part (so there weren’t nearly as many as in the U.S.) But unlike what history classes in Canadian high schools have you believe, if Canada had the same economic environment as the US, we would have been NO better.

    Interesting food for thought. 

  11. montreal-photos:

    Hema-Quebec sends a cease-and-desist to Hemophobia.com a #Montreal based campaign to allow homosexuals to donate blood.

    ( http://hemaphobia.com/ )

    The fact that gay men (I don’t even think they ask about lesbian relationships) STILL cannot give blood enrages me so much.

  12. littletreetv:

Canadian Flag cookies by Cookievonster, eh? 

NOMNOMNOMNOM. GOODNIGHT.

    littletreetv:

    Canadian Flag cookies by Cookievonster, eh? 

    NOMNOMNOMNOM. GOODNIGHT.

  13. noisemeditation:

Canadian Stereotype Comics

    noisemeditation:

    Canadian Stereotype Comics

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