An amazing event that has gone thru the worst of Covid and now a Native Family from the Northside of New Mexico. Reconnecting our roots as we have already done for thousands of years now… #IndigenousFreeWays #Southwestwildstyle #SABAwear #ArrowsoulArt
Happy 4th of Julie to our Deported and abandon US Soldiers
Recently heard about this growing issue… Had the pleasure of going to Juarez, Mexico and meeting a deported veteran that went to Iraq and made it back home, only to get deported. With not a lot of support for these soldiers, I find myself appalled at the fact that in the name of god they killed and fought for a seat at this forth of July cookout.
Music by @#nataaniiMeans
#DiedInExile #DeportedUSveterans #july4th2021 #bringHomeDeportedVeterans
LOCATION: Enchanted Occasions Event Rentals 1333 E Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001
“Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways”
Putting the Continent Back Together
Albuquerque’s newest mural envisions a brighter world
Karie Luidens or https://linktr.ee/southwest_ness
Walls often serve to divide people.
For the visionaries of NSRGNTS, however, walls can also bring people together.
The art collective recently unveiled their latest mural at HomegrowNM Trading Post, on the corner of Central Avenue and Morningside Drive SE. “Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways” depicts a single continuous landscape from south to north, united by an overarching rainbow.
“A lot of people, nowadays, when they think of borders, they think that borders are protecting us,” says Votan Ik, who founded NSRGNTS just over 20 years ago.
As he sees it, however, border enforcement fundamentally harms the land, fosters exploitation, and sows conflict.
“That is not something that we as Indigenous people of this continent have executed, right?” he says.
“Borders are still a very new concept,” adds Leah Lewis, Ik’s partner and fellow NSRGNTS activist.
Seeking to share their vision of an undivided continent, Ik and Lewis teamed up with local artist Saba to design the “Abya Mala” mural, supported by a grant from the Native Health Initiative.
Read more of this story at https://medium.com/southwestness/putting-the-continent-back-together-63ffd8ec3994 by Karie Luidens of #TheSouthwestness
Natives Supporting Natives From DayOnes Rooted
Honored to be apart of this movement of self-sustaining arrowsoul artists creating a futureolschool way of life. #traditionmission