Happy Martin Luther King JR Day from IKM

iknowmine staff - Monday, January 20, 2014
Yak'ei tsoo'aat! Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! A gorgeous sunrise to welcome a day for a game changing and strong leader. #nofilter

Yak'ei tsoo'aat! Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! A gorgeous sunrise to welcome a day for a game changing and strong leader. #nofilter

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Decorate Your Room with IKM Swag

iknowmine staff - Thursday, January 09, 2014
Decorating your dorm 101: Our IKM intern is supporting safe sex while decorating on the cheap. Order yr free condoms today! (AK only) http://iknowmine.org/condoms

Decorating your dorm 101: Our IKM intern is supporting safe sex while decorating on the cheap. Order yr free condoms today! (AK only) http://iknowmine.org/condoms

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Alaska Native Art

iknowmine staff - Thursday, December 19, 2013

uafairbanks:

Work done this semester by students studying Alaska Native art . [X]

We love seeing what our Alaskan college students are up to. Thanks UAF for having such an awesome Tumblog!

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Auntie and Me: A Story About Native Languages

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
lastrealindians:
“ The Gift of Lakȟotiyapi, By Waniya Locke
My mother is from the heart of Copper River Valley of Alaska. She moved to Standing Rock Reservation after meeting my father. They were a young couple with two small children. My mother...

lastrealindians:

The Gift of Lakȟotiyapi, By Waniya Locke

My mother is from the heart of Copper River Valley of Alaska. She moved to Standing Rock Reservation after meeting my father. They were a young couple with two small children. My mother befriended a woman named Marge Edwards (Shoots the Enemy). This bond formed over the years creating a Huŋka (adoption); the younger generations thought my mother was a Lakota. Marge took us as her own, always up-holding kinship and love for us at all times.

In 2011 Lakota Language Action Education Program (LLEAP) was created. I applied for this program because I enjoyed learning our language. This path I embarked on was a path of enlightenment. I had a broken spirit, but with each word and sentence structure I learned, my spirit mended. Marge’s first language was Lakota; she obtained a teaching degree and was one of the first Lakota Language teachers on Standing Rock. She was my biggest supporter. Not only was she my aunt, but she was also my hardest teacher. She was my personal dictionary. In the beginning years of LLEAP, I would call her regularly for words, translations, and corrections or to have her hear me speak. As I progressed through my first semester of LLEAP, I felt invincible! I would call my aunt every other day just to share what I had learned.

As Thanksgiving break was approaching, another family member informed me that my aunt was sick. I called my mother to confirm the news. I finished my first semester and returned home as quickly as possible.  Upon returning home, my aunt and I were up late making frybread. It was a quiet night as we cooked. I finally asked my Aunt, “Why didn’t you tell me of your condition?” She was quiet for awhile and spoke softly, “Because you and I have work to do! I didn’t want this thing to be in our way. I want our focus to be Lakȟotiyapi and education. So now let’s do some drills.” We did do drills; I had to say as many Lakota Words I knew for her as we finished frying bread.

READ THE REST HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/the-gift-of-lak%c8%9fotiyapi-by-waniya-locke/

Great post by Last Real Indians contributor about the how essential our Native languages are.

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Filming SITV: Snapshots in Kotz

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Taija showing who’s helping us film elevated shots for the movie! #ikmfilm #akhollywood #kotz #ak

Taija showing who’s helping us film elevated shots for the movie! #ikmfilm #akhollywood #kotz #ak

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SITV Auditions: Meet Shannon!

iknowmine staff - Saturday, November 02, 2013
Shannon taking notes and stills at the auditions! Please contact casting@mirrorstudios.com if you’re interested in auditioning, especially young men.

Shannon taking notes and stills at the auditions! Please contact casting@mirrorstudios.com if you’re interested in auditioning, especially young men.

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UAF Biology of Zombies Lecture

iknowmine staff - Friday, November 01, 2013

uafairbanks:

Last night’s biology of zombies lecture.

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20,000 Condoms in Stock with IKM

iknowmine staff - Monday, October 14, 2013
Shannon surrounded by condoms! Our order of 20,000 of new #condoms designs. #HIV #STD order free condoms today at www.iknowmine.org! #AK (at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

Shannon surrounded by condoms! Our order of 20,000 of new #condoms designs. #HIV #STD order free condoms today at www.iknowmine.org! #AK (at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

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Teen Pregnancy-Dispelling the Myths

iknowmine staff - Sunday, October 13, 2013
sexetc:
“ Good news! The teen birth rate is at an all-time low! Reblog and share the news!”
Don’t let biased media coverage convince you otherwise! Our youth are doing amazing. :) sexetc

Good news! The teen birth rate is at an all-time low! Reblog and share the news!

Don’t let biased media coverage convince you otherwise! Our youth are doing amazing. :)

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Mask Represents HIV by Alaska Native Artists

iknowmine staff - Friday, October 11, 2013

Mask representing #HIV as part of Aggravated Organizms exhibit by #Athabascan painter Elizabeth Ellis and #Yupik artist Drew Michael #AK @alaska1 @drewmuk

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