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“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99”
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.
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Reblogging for the extra articles.
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them.
Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this! This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.
This is really fucking important.
This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.
It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.
The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.
How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).
Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.
- Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
- If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
- Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
- Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
- For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
- Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
- For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
- Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.
There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.
the problem is not with the indigenous peoples hunting - they’ve done that for tens of thousands of years perfectly sustainably! the only reason why whales, seals, caribou and so on are getting increasingly endangered is because of white, western interference and pollution. but plot twist - the blame gets put on an already marginalized group.
The government has been subsidizing the grocery stores, instead of subsidizing the cost of transporting the food. As a result, the grocery stores are using the money to increase their profits instead of lowering the cost of food. Government policies have failed to address the problem and they have no real intent on remedying the problem.
The Nutrition North program, in which the federal government subsidizes retailers instead of the cost of shipping food, has been controversial because many residents aren’t seeing a discount reflected in their grocery bills and worry the stores are just making a bigger profit. Papatsie told the Canadian Press last year the shift hasn’t made a big dent in her $600 weekly bill. (from this June 16, 2014 article)
It’s funny how there doesn’t seem to be much political will to help feed children and families in the north, but plenty of political will to start exploiting the natural resources of the north…
Also, the hunting traditions of the Inuit are not only important to increasing the food security of the indigenous people of the north, a people who have the highest level of food insecurity of all indigenous peoples, but also plays an important role in the continuation of the culture and customs of the Inuit. Not that many years ago, Inuit children were taken from their homes, forced into the abusive residential school system, and stripped of their language and history. Whale and seal hunting is a tradition and an integral part of their culture and the white environmentalists who come in, wagging their fingers at the Inuit for hunting, are engaging in one of the worst forms of cultural imperialism.
Ran across these links at http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/
Indigenous Feminism Without Apology, by Andrea Smith
Anti-Colonial Responses to Gender Violence, by Andrea Smith
Not an Indian Tradition: The Sexual Colonization of Indian Peoples, by Andrea Smith
Better Dead Than Pregnant: The Colonization of Native Women’s Health, by Andrea Smith
Women and the Indian Act, by Deborah Simmons
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Struggles Against Sexual Violence, an Interview with Na’cha’uaht & Chiinuuks
An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism, and the Environment, by Winona LaDuke
Zapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism, by Aida Hernandez Castillo
Conquest: Sexual Violence and the American Indian Genocide, by Andrea Smith
Other Important Resources
Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, by J. SakaiCredit: While I found this on POCO, it came along with the following credit to Jessica Yee for originally coming up with the list.derived from a list put created by Jessica Yee for BITCH Magazine, for others to take a look a lot, critique and/or otherwise contribute their thoughts. It’s made up of a mix of books and articles, both academic and non-academic, which are available on line.
why can’t there be more male characters like ned stark: good, noble
tragically killed to further the character development of his wife and children
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To the men who have told me that I’m overreacting and “it’s the 21st century women are equal now”
That 77 cents thing is only for white women… It’s even less for women of colour
Thanks for reminding us of that! ^
In the reverse
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
This is important. I wonder what the stats are in Australia?
Indigenous people earn so little on average thanks to apartheid that’s going on…and they’re not allowed to handle their own money
This is an iOS app (not new, but new to me) called Tusaalanga, based on the website tusaalanga.ca. Both exist to teach you Inuktitut and i think the whole thing is a great initiative.
With a name like Misha Collins, it’s no wonder that the Supernatural actor’s visit to Whose Line Is It Anyway? this Monday (The CW, 8/7c) inspires a Russian folk song, not to mention some spirited …
OH MY GOD MISHA YOU PRECIOUS SOUL WATER U DOING
OMG THIS IS A THING OF BEAUTY!!!!!
He didn’t abuse his sons.
He abused Dean.
Sammy was always on a pedestal, always the one to be looked after.
Dean was just a soldier.
or maybe he didn’t abuse Sammy because Dean always protected him. He said he was to blame for everything so that he’d be the one in trouble. He said it so much that he started to believe it
I’ve always thought it wsa true but OH MY GOD THAT LAST GIF
Technically leaving Sam to be rasied by a brother 4 years older than him, a brother who’s been emotionally and possibly physically abused and has serious psychological issues, could count as abuse as well.
In short, John Winchester’s a shithead.