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Pink Elephant’s Graveyard

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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A view into two minds in what may be a typical teacher-student relationship. Cranky over-worked teacher going out of her way to help a student, yet unable to contain her pessimism. A hopeful student with a realistic world view. Powerful stuff from Gyasi Ross and his Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here) [KLP257] album.

Says Gyasi Ross himself via his Twitter site @BigIndianGyasi:
“EVERY single #Native #Indigenous #FirstNations #Polynesian kid should see this video-yes you can #Harvard”

“It used to irk me that the public voices who demanded “equality”- @TheRevAl @tavissmiley etc-never championed #Natives. No longer. ”

“Those types-the “civil rights champion” era-is done. Racial agitators. We need folks willing to cooperate, work together ALL COLORS”

“But I LOVE allies, of ANY COLOR, with a similar worldview that understands that #Native people don’t need charity but opportunity.”

“We’re not victims. We don’t need a champion-these folks of ANY COLOR that don’t care about us other than for a soundbite.”

“This is a new era where #Native people have our own voice, our own agency-that’s what #Harvard represents.”

 

View other the other videos from Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here) [KLP257]:

“Marlon Brando”                                              “Winona LaDuke”
Gyasi Ross Marlon thumb         Gyasi Ross Winona two thumb

 

KLP257 for WeblogThe Gyasi Ross album Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here) [KLP257] is available now from the K Mail Order Dept.



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