Back from break
Getting back into my content schedule, and I've got several projects lining up!
I am officially back to work this week getting my content schedule up and running. Unfortunately last week my apartment bathroom ceiling leaked three times which has proven to be stressful and time-consuming.
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We are working with management, and the plumbers will be here tomorrow.
I do, however, have several projects lined up over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to share more with you all when I can!
A lot happened while I was away.
Tucker Carlson got fired, there were global labor day demonstrations, and Washington state signed a bill that will establish an MMIP cold case investigative unit.
The unit will provide additional assistance and resources to law enforcement agencies in solving cold cases involving missing and murdered indigenous women and people. The bill was spearheaded by Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-40th District) — an enrolled member of the Tlingit tribe and the only Native woman to serve in the legislature — and was in response to a recommendation from a 2022 interim report by the Washington State MMIP task force. According to the same report, there are 113 MMIP cold cases in the state.
“It is our duty to support, protect, and uplift every community in our state. But, we can, and we must do better to advocate for the safety of Indigenous people in Washington,” Lekanoff said in a statement when the bill passed unanimously in Feb. “This bill is about valuing the lives of Indigenous women. It’s about making sure their lives matter. It’s about making sure my life matters.”
Climate action at the Met:
Protesters rallied outside the Met and blocked traffic to call attention to the climate crisis, 15 were arrested.
The world’s richest 1 percent produce more than double the climate-heating pollution than the poorest 50 per cent, and billionaires create a million times the pollution as the average person, according to recent figures from Oxfam.
“We staged this protest today because the 1% are killing the climate,” said Alice Hu, Senior Climate Campaigner at New York Communities for Change (NYCFC).
“While the ultra-rich enjoy obscene luxury consumption and line their pockets off fossil fuel investments, they doom the rest of us to deadly weather disasters and global food shortages.
Climate Defiance at the White House Correspondents dinner:
100 climate demonstrators from Climate Defiance, the organization leading the blockade, were joined by fellow climate-action advocates from Third Act, Sunshine Movement, Scientist Rebellion, and other groups that traveled from as far as Chicago.
President Biden and many other attendees ended up entering through an unattended entrance. Guests that entered through the front of the hotel slowly felt their way around the blockade until they eventually reached a narrow opening guarded by DC Police. Some guests expressed frustration about the inconvenience, especially as protesters momentarily sealed a side pathway that provided relatively easy entry that avoided having to wade through the crowd.
Other attendees expressed support for the demonstrators. Tennessee representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—who have been in the national spotlight after being ejected from the Tennessee Statehouse for supporting gun-control rallies there—momentarily joined the protest in solidarity. “We know that our fight around the crisis of democracy, our environment, [and] mass shootings in our country requires an emergency response. We're going to continue to push and fight and stand with the people,” said Representative Jones after taking the bullhorn.
Activists chanted “No new drilling. Keep your promise!” and took turns sharing personal stories that led them to joining the action.
Earth Day 2023
Even more global demonstrations took place to mark earth day:
Well for me personally things are about to get incredibly busy, folks are gearing up for campaign season before the 2024 elections, which I think we all can agree will likely be, eventful. We are expecting a ruling from SCOTUS about ICWA by July. There is also a lot of news about indigenous history that has been coming out, with more to come in the next several months.
As always I aim to be here in your inbox at least once a week with updates and actions that I find! Remember to check out the link page where I update the resources and actions daily for multiple topics.
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I have finally finished moving my merch shop to a new host, and designed a whole new line of shoes! More options are coming! Thank you for everything!
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