Monday Movement

Movement Monday is a new weekly word to motivate us all to make progress towards our goals and aspirations. Take the best part for yourself. Peace

Virtue of the week:

Diligence - Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things tep by step. Diligence helps you to get things dones with excellence and enthusiasm. Dligence leads to success. Read more at:

Video of the week:

A clip from this video made the rounds on the social media this weekend. The full piece is worth your time. I have some Giovanni and Baldwin in the library, but getting to watch them engage with each other is a treasure. Lock in.

MLK Bonus Video

Many folk have heard that the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". This was in context to a speech delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City - exactly one year before his untimely death.

Financial Intelligence:

All forms of money or items of value are determined by the culture in which it is traded.

An Instagram feed you should be following:

Why Does Representation Matter? Recently I have seen a lot of discussion around representation and people struggling to understand or articulate why it's important. Why does it matter how people and ideas are shown in film, photography, and the news? Aren't there more pressing on the ground needs that we should focus on instead? Since this account is about changing representations of land, I wanted to address it here. Representation matters because it creates the ideological conditions necessary for realizing on the ground change. Basically, the more we talk about something in a certain way, the more we hear it and see it represented in a certain way, the more likely we are to accept it as true, as natural, or as "common sense" regardless of it's actual basis in truth. This is what psychologists call the Illusory Truth Effect - the tendency to believe information to be correct because of exposure rather than reason or evidence. This kind of ingrained belief especially across whole groups of people and cultures leads to what is called reification - or making REAL something that previously had only been imagined or talked about. In other words, we try to shape physical reality to fit our believes rather than allowing our beliefs to be shaped by truth. (Example of this is comments. My original post was too long.) - Once established, these realities are easy to perpetuate and incredibly difficult to destabilize. (Especially when, like wilderness, they intersect with entrenched power structures like colonialism and capitalism). But the whole idea behind Indigenous Geotags is that this process can go the other way, that representing these lands as deeply cultural and historical, as belonging to indigenous people, is the first step toward creating a more just reality. Feel free to share your thoughts. #publiclandisnativeland * * * #indigenous #honortheearth #indiancountry #nativeland #publicland #decolonize #wilderness #activism #nationalparks #nativepride #landscape #travel #socialjustice #adventure #natureporn #naturegram #idlenomore #greettheoutdoors #keepitwild #getoutstayout #environmentaljustice #nativeamerican #resist #representation