February is Teen DV Month

iknowmine staff - Friday, February 07, 2014
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Get with yr friends and makes space to have real talk about relationships, sex, and what love is. Take time to learn about healthy relationships, what is dating violence (it’s more than physical...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Get with yr friends and makes space to have real talk about relationships, sex, and what love is.  Take time to learn about healthy relationships, what is dating violence (it’s more than physical assault), how to help a friend, and how to help yourself.

Remember, it takes more than one person to make a relationship healthy.

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Emergency Contraception: What's the Best Kind for You?

iknowmine staff - Thursday, January 23, 2014
plannedparenthood:
“ Note: If you’re a trans guy who takes hormones, you should talk with your doctor and see what they recommend when it comes to taking emergency contraception. Unfortunately, right now there isn’t enough research that tells us how...

plannedparenthood:

Note: If you’re a trans guy who takes hormones, you should talk with your doctor and see what they recommend when it comes to taking emergency contraception. Unfortunately, right now there isn’t enough research that tells us how hormonal EC will affect you, so your best choice may be the non-hormonal ParaGard IUD.

Great guide to EC by Planned Parenthood. Remember none of these methods will cause an abortion, all they do is delay releasing of the egg so the sperm can’t fertilize the egg. Remember if you have any health questions, ask us* on Tumblr or at our website! We have medical professionals (doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and more) who will answer your questions for free.

*All questions are confidential and all questions asked through Tumblr can be anonymous.

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Girl Talk: It's Actually Pretty Great

iknowmine staff - Thursday, January 23, 2014
Chances are the people you hang out with talk in a certain way that is specific to that group of people. And if that group of people happens to be girls there’s a chance that you communicate using traits known by some as ‘girl talk’. And chances are if you speak ‘girl talk’ there is a lot of criticism out there about your communication style—criticism from the media, from teachers, from parents, from cranky old men, from your male-identifying peers, and even from other girls. Just yesterday I was walking down the street at night and witnessed two teenage boys approach two teenage girls and start mocking their voices. Out of nowhere. For no reason other than that they were talking.

Here’s the thing about girl voice and its ‘annoyingness’: it’s not real. Your voice is fine. The way you communicate is great. Don’t let anyone try to convince you that you need to change something about your voice in order to make them happy. You have cooler things to do and to talk about—like the things you’re already talking about.

We talk about women’s bodies being objectified in a world that systematically changes them into sex objects that have to ‘look’ or ‘be’ a certain way in order to be successful, liked, and valued. Demeaning women to a certain ‘sound’ or ‘style’ and then deciding whether or not that person is worth listening to based on that sound or style is the exact same problem: seeing women as a single trait and then fixating on that trait. The idea that certain ways that girls communicate are obnoxious and need to be fixed is problematic, because it is an idea that values girls only for how they communicate rather than what they say.
Ty Slobe, Girl Talk (is actually pretty great despite old men who think it’s “annoying”)

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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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