Category Archives: Seeding Sovereignty

SHIFT the Narrative 7/23/2020

Today was another excellent episode of the SHIFT the Narrative series. Christine Nobiss and S.A. Lawrence-Welch discussed issues surrounding voter engagement and what that means to People of the Global Majority. “This is another interactive episode where we want to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Welcome

This video and part of the transcript below are about the event held at the Iowa State Capitol grounds in Des Moines, Iowa, July 4, 2020. This was organized by Seeding Sovereignty and other organizations mentioned below. My friends Christine … Continue reading

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SHIFT – Intergenerational Trauma

I’ve written about Seeding Sovereignty’ fascinating biweekly online interviews (https://jeffkisling.com/?s=shift+narrative). I was especially looking forward to yesterday’s episode about intergenerational trauma which I found extremely informative. “Looking forward to” might not be quite right. I knew this would be a … Continue reading

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White supremacy and monuments to White supremacy

Some responses to a recent post about the Seeding Sovereignty event HEY! Come Get Your Racist Uncle, Remove Monuments to White Supremacy, were objections to removing Confederate statues because of their (possible) historic value. I know many White people don’t like … Continue reading

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When you believe in your prayers, pipelines end

Listening to a discussion among indigenous women recently I heard “I believe in my prayers.” That made me realize there have been times when I did not believe in my prayers. I’m paying attention to that now. I have no … Continue reading

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Forcing the government to do their part in removing statues to white supremacy

The event, HEY! Come Get Your Racist Uncle, Remove Monuments to White Supremacy in Iowa, was held at the Iowa State Capitol yesterday, July 4, 2020. Join us on July 4th from 1-3 pm to rally at the Iowa State … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore Anti-Trump Rally

President Trump and Vice President Pence plan to attend a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore tomorrow, July 3, 2020. Native Americans and their supporters have numerous objections to the visit. One is the continued irresponsible idea of crowds where no … Continue reading

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What part of systemic do you not understand?

The phrase “what part of CONCEPT do you not understand?” is used to try to get someone to stop and think about whatever CONCEPT it is that you are talking about. This happens when someone is uncritically taking something (CONCEPT) … Continue reading

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth;[2] also known as Freedom Day,[3]Jubilee Day,[4] and Liberation Day[5]) is a Texas state holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were now free.[6] Although the Emancipation Proclamation had … Continue reading

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Indigenous and Black Collaboration

Many of you know of my years of wonderful connection with the Kheprw Institute (KI), a Black youth mentoring and empowerment community in Indianapolis. https://jeffkisling.com/?s=kheprw Of course much of what I learned there was far from wonderful. I witnessed so … Continue reading

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