3rd Annual Acknowledging #Indigenous Peoples Day – Event on 24 Nov 2022

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On 24 November 2022, at the 3rd annual *Acknowledging #Indigenous Peoples Day* worldwide, I’ll be sharing my essay, “When I Think About America” and “Threatened by Beads”. My perspectives as a BIPOC person on history: past, present and future, both personal and societal. 

Description: “We are meaningfully appreciating wisdom from Native and Indigenous scholars and artists through music, indigenous stories, poetry, meditation, healing silence, and connection.”

In cooperation with AML Lab • Omnigi Research. http://omnigi.com.

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“Beyond the Bubble” – Dialogues at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria – 10 Nov

 
 
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A huge thanks to Birgit Bachler and participating students at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria for the invitation to speak yesterday, 10 November, in their lecture series, Beyond the Bubble. 

It was an opportunity to share different perspectives, realities & insights cross- and interculturally showing in educational, hands-on ways Natives/Indigenous persons are more than “bubblefied” stereotypes. 

That we can, do & even excel in many different fields, disciples, and have a variety of interests and skills. We can and often do talk about, enjoy & do things that are not directly Euro-assigned “Native/Indigenous” things. That practice is in itself stereotyping, limiting, compartmentalization. 

My Title: Beyond the Bubble – The Need for Variance.
“Recognizing and fulfilling the needs of adaptability and variance in harm free ways.”



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31 Okt 2022 – “People of Colour” #POC – ein Gespräch über die Geschichte von Solidaritäten

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Titel der Veranstaltung und Informationen zum Ort und Anmeldung sind abgebildet. Im Hintergrund eine Zeichnung eines Herzens unterlegt in Orange.

Montag, 31. Oktober 2022

19 Uhr, bei BIWOC* Rising

Dresdener Str. 11, 10999 Berlin

Die aktuelle Bedeutung von People of Colour prägte sich in den USA mit der Entstehung der Black-Power-Bewegung in den späten 1960er Jahren. Der Begriff sollte eine Gruppe an Menschen in ihren Kämpfen gegen rassistische Unterdrückung und in Absetzung zum Weißsein, solidarisch zusammenbringen. In den 1980/1990er Jahren wurde “People of Colour” in Deutschland in der diasporischen Bewegung aufgenommen. Seit dem bis heute haben wir die unterschiedlichsten Bezugspunkte zu dieser Selbstidentifikation entstehen lassen. Einiges an Mehrschichtigkeit ist notwendig, anderes durch Übersetzungsfehler oder Tokenism entfremdet. Im Rahmen von #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken beschäftigen wir uns dieses Jahr mit dieser Solidaritätskategorie und möchten hierfür Kontext schaffen.

Gemeinsam mit den Teilnehmer*innen der Fokusgruppe korientationBIWOC* Rising, dem RomaniPhen Archiv, May Zeidani Yufanyi, Red Haircrow und unserem Vorstand Saideh Saadat-Lendle und Iman Attia wollen wir am 31.10., ab 19 Uhr zu BIWOC* Rising einladen.

Mit euren Fragen und in einem offenen Gespräch im safer space möchten wir Geschichten teilen und uns bewegungspolitisch Erinnern mit den Aktivist*innen, die das Aufkommen von People of Colour beobachtet und selbst begleitet haben in Deutschland.

Diese Veranstaltung ist eine Einladung an BIPoC.
Bitte schreibt uns bei der Anmeldung einige Worte zu euch.
Es gibt eine begrenzte TN-Zahl, daher meldet euch bis 24.10. unter contact@xartsplitta.net an.

Informationen zu den Gesprächspartner*innen folgen in Kürze.

Die Illustration im Hintergrund ist von Jasmina El Bouamraoui @el.boum und Karabo Poppy Moletsane @karabo_poppy.

Be ready for November #NativeAmerican Heritage Month! Order our Award-winning #Documentary now for your orgs, university & school #filmscreenings

Order now to screen our award-winning documentary on the origin and effects of Native American stereotypes, just in time for November, which is Native American Heritage month. It is a documentary intended for audiences 12 and older, and has screened to positive reception at universities, gymnasiums, organizations and groups who are interested in helping create a better world and future for all peoples.

And we’re not a niché film nor an analysis of Karl May’s work! We leave that to the same demographic continuing to defend racist and sexist materials and romanticizing literature in which white supremacist ideology, misappropriation and Eurocentrism was common, no matter how nicely written.

Our film focuses on how the same mentality that ignores Indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression. 

How do we go forward together in a better way? Watch the trailer here, and previous clips from production.

WAYS TO WATCH!

  • Available with German or English subtitles.
  • Opportunities for Classroom, Campus, Organization & Library Screenings

  • If you are interested in also having Virtual or In-person panels with Filmmakers & Film Participants, please contact us via our form, which can be found on our FAQs page.
  • Streaming & Digital Site License Options – Please contact VTAPE, our Canadian based artist run distributer, to arrange your rental copy and/or screening copy. There are only a few DVD copies left for private use, but we hope to offer a streaming option for inviduals in the near future.

Sharing an important statement from the Native American Association of Germany – “Soll Winnetou abgeschafft werden?” (In Deutsch)

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Bitte lesen Sie die vollständige Erklärung auf ihrer Website, die ich mit dieser zusätzlichen Anerkennung voll unterstütze: In Deutschland bezieht sich der Begriff “Natives” zwar in erster Linie auf die Native Nordamerikaner, insbesondere auf die Plains Nations, aber auch auf alle indigenen Gruppen in “Amerikas”. Eine von den Europäern geschaffene und durchgesetzte Bezeichnung, die die Namen der Kontinente durch ihre tatsächlichen Originalbewohner, die Natives, die immer noch hier sind, ignoriert.

Please read the full statement on their website, which I fully endorse with this additional acknowledgement: In Germany, while the term “Native” refers primarily to Native North Americans, especially the Plains Nations, it also refers to all indigenous groups in “the Americas.” A term created and enforced by Europeans that ignores the names of the continents by their actual original inhabitants, the Natives, who are still here. The NAAoG statement will be translated to English in the next days.

The protests and demand for removal and banning of the term “squ*w began decades ago in North America, supported by many Native nations, peoples, non-Natives and objective researchers on the etymology of the term, its origin, historic and contemporary usage, which was deemed racist, sexist exploitive and reductive.

“The word itself is a constant reminder of the unjust treatment of the Native people, of the Washoe people,” said Darrel Cruz of the Washoe Tribe Historic Preservation Office. “It’s a constant reminder of those time periods when it was not good for us. It’s a term that was inflicted upon us by somebody else and we don’t agree with it.”

On state and local level, and now on national levels supported by Senator Debbie Haaland (Navajo/Diné), President Biden and many, many others who wish to the end of any sexualized derogatory terms for Native women, who continue to suffer sexual assault and rape higher than any other demographic group, with over 90% of the perpetrators being non-Native men.

RAVENSBURGER WAS FULLY MADE AWARE OF THIS AND OTHER OFFENSIVE PRACTICES AND TERMS FOR YEARS. THEY DELIBERATELY CHOSE TO CONTINUE PRODUCTION THIS YEAR AND ONLY AFTER PROTEST ISSUED A NON-APOLOGY, WHICH HAS GENERATED ANGRY BACKLASH DUE TO WIDESPREAD DELIBERATE MISINFORMATION CIRCULATED BY GERMAN MEDIA.



von Carmen Kwasny (Vorsitzende):

“Am 23.08.2022 fing morgens das Telefon an zu klingeln und hörte bis in die Abendstunden hinein nicht mehr auf. Parallel dazu landeten weitere Interviewanfragen in unserem E-Mail-Postfach. Was war geschehen?

Continue reading “Sharing an important statement from the Native American Association of Germany – “Soll Winnetou abgeschafft werden?” (In Deutsch)”

Neu bei @sternde: “Mitglied der Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee verurteilt Neuauflage von Winnetou: “Hier geht es um Geldmacherei” #ForgetWinnetou

24 August 2022 von David Baum – @STERN.DE: “Die Debatte um die Neuauflage des Winnetou-Stoffs geht weiter. Uschi Glas, die Karl May-Gesellschaft und Franz Josef Wagner haben sich geäußert. Im stern kommen die Betroffenen zu Wort: Red Haircrow ist Mitglied der Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee und kritisiert die Winnetou-Bücher und -Filme bereits seit Jahren – unter anderem in einem Dokumentarfilm.”

Der Titel und die Informationen über unseren Dokumentarfilm sind völlig unwahr, wie die Filmbeschreibung eindeutig besagt, und die Sie auf unserer FAQ-Seite nachlesen können.

  1. Ist der Film eine Analyse von Karl Mays Werk oder der Figur des Winnetou?

NEIN. Wie unsere Filmsynopse besagt, geht es in diesem Film um:

a) Rassismus, weiße Vorherrschaftsideologie und/oder Eurozentrismus beim Missbrauch von Natives und anderen Gruppen und ihren Kulturen, ob gut gemeint oder nicht
b) die Auswirkungen solcher Verhaltensweisen und die Verbindung zu anderen zeitgenössischen Themen, und
c) die Korrektur weit verbreiteter Stereotypen durch die Vermittlung korrekter Kenntnisse über indigene Völker in erster Linie durch indigene Personen.

Und…. Wer ist noch der Meinung, dass man die Fotos der jungen Schauspieler nicht mehr zeigen sollte, sondern stattdessen den Regisseur, den Produzenten oder die Geldgeber des Films? Ich denke, das ist unfair gegenüber den Schauspielern. Sie haben den Film nicht geschrieben. Sie waren keine Redakteure beim Ravensburger Verlag.

Call For Submissions – “Varied Spirits” – A #Transgender #Poetry, Photo & #Art Collection

Like the description of our documentary states: “The same mentality that ignores Indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression.”

Stereotypes aren’t harmless, especially considering their origins and effects. Particularly for other marginalized and minoritized groups, they often result in discrimination, misrepresentation, oppression and even assault and murder. Educating ignorance and unlearning sexism, prejudices, and homo-/transphobia are also part of our work.



VARIED SPIRITS POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY & ART COLLECTION

Description: “We live in societies designed to crush our bodies and spirits, that seek to compartmentalize and confine us in every way, especially into heteronormative roles and bodies although gender, sexuality, even intelligence are naturally on a spectrum.

Variance, the state of being varied, is often seen as negative. Yet skills such as adaptability and variability helped our ancestors survive, and today are essential in gaining and maintaining balance, well-being and mindfulness. Being trans and/or also part of other minoritized or marginalized groups adds extras challenges for being accepted as who you are, of just living your life, of feeling safe in society, in your home, in your body.

You are invited to submit poetry/prose, visual art and photography at no cost to you for a collection gathering the dignity, the sacrifice, and the beauty of our lives, loves and living. Of our spirits.”

Read full guidelines and information at Flying With Red Haircrow website, and consider supporting and/or submitting to the collection per criteria. The anthology will be edited by Manuel Ricardo Garcia, Red Haircrow and a guest editor (TBA).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

WHO: Writers, photographers and artists of any kind or level who identify as trans (including non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, trans-feminine, trans-masculine, mtf, ftm etc.) and Native/Indigenous persons who identify as two-spirit. 

WHAT: We are accepting previously unpublished original 1) poetry and short works of prose, 2) artwork and 3) photography. We have no topic limitations. You are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of work combined. For example, 2 poems and 1 artwork, or 1 photo, 1 poem and 1 artwork.

WHEN: Submissions are open through 31 December 2022 for publication in Winter/Spring 2023. Email your submissions to variedspirits (at) gmail.com. Edited by Manuel Ricardo Garcia Red Haircrow and a guest editor (TBA). Also view our listing on Duotrope!

POETRY & PROSE

  • Poems should be no longer than 2 pages in length. Prose should be approximately 1,000 words in length.
  • Work can be submitted in English, German, Spanish or Indigenous languages with translation, and please use 12 points Times New Roman or a plain font type for your submissions.
  • Please copy and paste your work into the body of your email.  

ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Please submit artwork and photography as: .jpeg, .pdf or .png formats, each no greater than 2GB in size.
  • Please include a short description of your artwork or photography.
  • All portrait-oriented artwork will be considered for the cover image of the collection, and used as such with permission of the contributor.
  • Photographers must hold all rights to their materials and have all necessary permissions if there are identifiable persons in the images. 

We accept simultaneous submissions. If a particular work is accepted elsewhere, please inform us immediately and withdraw your submission.

We ask that if submitting more than one work, please submit them all in one email.

We ask you to include a short bio with your submission(s). If your work(s) are selected, the bio may be included in the publication with the contributor’s permission.

Please only indicate POETRY, ARTWORK and/or PHOTOGRPAHY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email.

CONTRIBUTOR’S RIGHTS & AWARD

When agreeing to publication of your work in this collection, this grants us first publishing rights. After publication, all rights to the material remain with the contributor.

When agreeing to publication, if your poem/s, art or photography are subsequently published elsewhere (in print or online), please credit this collection as first publisher.

Accepted contributors will receive one copy of the printed publication and one .pdf version.


Now available on DVD – “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”


Now available on DVD at eBay, the 2018 award winning documentary, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”, directed, produced and edited by Red Haircrow. Quantities are limited in this first test.

Format: DVD
Region: PAL
Genre: Dokumentarfilm/Documentary
Erscheinungsjahr/Released: 2018
Audio: German/Deutsch, English/Englisch
Untertiteln/Undertitles: Deutsch
Laufzeit/Runtime: 70min.

Description: “The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotypes and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women’s rights, the disabled or economically challenged, especially BIPOC just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression.

Most films about Natives concentrate on European narratives or indigenous experience in North America but there are Natives abroad and being “loved in the wrong way” in “Indian crazy” Germany has many forms and effects.

Germany is a microcosm of struggles taking place across western society both against and for decolonization; for correcting white privilege, supremacist belief and a patriarchal mentality that’s divided and helped destroy cultures, peoples and our world. We explore the roots of racism, colonialism, and appropriation in Germany from a rarely considered perspective: the Native American they adore.”

Der Überblick: “Dieselbe Haltung, die das Recht indigener Völker auf Selbstdarstellung ignoriert, ist es auch, die GLBTIIQ-Menschen, Frauen, Behinderte oder wirtschaftlich Benachteiligte, insbesondere People of Color, stereotypisiert und gaslighted, d.h. ihnen die Realität ihrer Erfahrungen abspricht, nur weil sie sich Veränderungen und Gleichberechtigung wünschen. Im Grunde heißt das: “Meine Freiheit und meine Bedürfnisse sind wichtiger als deine Würde, deine Rechte oder sogar dein Leben.” Es ist eine sich überschneidende Unterdrückung.

Die meisten Filme über Native Americans konzentrieren sich auf europäische Erzählungen oder indigene Erfahrungen in Nordamerika, aber es gibt auch Native Americans im Ausland, und im “indianerverrückten” Deutschland – “auf die falsche Art geliebt” zu werden, hat viele Formen. Deutschland ist ein Mikrokosmos der Kämpfe, die überall auf der Welt stattfinden, sowohl gegen als auch für die Dekolonialisierung; für die Überwindung der weißen Vorherrschaft und des Imperialismus, die unsere Welt gespalten und zerstört haben.

Wir erforschen die Wurzeln von Rassismus, Kolonialismus und Kultureller Aneignung in Deutschland aus einer selten beachteten Perspektive: dem Stereotyp der indigenen Amerikaner, die sie zu verehren vorgeben.”