Moon and bone. Set one for the giveaway. On the 19th i will randomly choose a winner for this set, all you have to do is reblog which counts as one entry, feel free to reblog as much as you’d like. I would rather this go to a customer or at least current followers, This is intended to be a thank you for those who have supported me and my creations : )
As i keep unpacking in my new home i know i will find more trinkets and pieces to put within the set, those will not be photographed so they will be a surprise to whomever wins. : )
- Two little duck feathers i collected last summer. -1 vial filled with various shark teeth from my personal collection -1 vial filled with various toe bones and claws from both coyote and raccoon - 1 vial filled with 2 shed red eared slider plates from my little turtle - a piece of coral -small bit of brown reindeer moss - Bone and feather earring - 3 Raccoon vertebra pieces, one drilled for you to make into a pendant - mummified squirrel tail tip -hen bone -2 other small unidentified bones - Beaver jaw necklace ( missing all teeth but one - mini vial filled with horse hair and lavender -mini vial with flower petals,lavender and dried ladybugs -mini vial with little pieces of dried wheat,yellow reindeer moss and dried bee - Leather moon cycle patch ( Note the back of it has a unfinished version) - and what other small goodies i can find.
Last year, I went to nimaamaa’s rez(North western Ontario), and somebody took my camera and took pictures of the prices of food. I thought it would be interesting to post them here. Whenever somebody assumes that people who live in reserves “have it great”, I always think back to how high the prices of food is; Food is damn expensive in the rez.
WHAT? I would never eat, there’s no way i could afford this. I was almost about to say “these aren’t even whole foods prices” but…
LOL I was wondering why I recognized these price tags, then I realized— It’s Northern Stores price tags. Northern Stores is run by the North West Company and is a brutally expensive (they make billions more than other corporations because of their high profit margins) and take advantage of their monopoly position in MANY northern communities (often isolated/remote Indigenous communities). I did a radio show last week on their monopoly and also just finished recording the second part of that show that will air tomorrow. This is the reality for many of our people and it’s really disgusting. I fucking HATE the North West company, they are a disgusting daily reminder of how colonialism is still very alive in Canada.
I wanted NDNsurgency’s additional commentary on this. The North West Company is basically the old Hudson’s Bay Company/Northwest Company monopoly, re-branded and spun off to sell food and supplies to the same indigenous communities they’ve been exploiting for hundreds of years.