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Cheyenne-Chicana mama, rezgirl, prof @ucla|sociologist|demographer|data warrior|Indigenous resistance|inequality|racism|data|critical quant|my cussing|my views

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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
a year ago
I'm Dr. Desi now! To defend on my homelands in our tribal college with family, friends & my fellow tribal citizens on the line is surreal. I had my son in the middle of the grind. He graduates today too. Nea'eše to my amazing @ua_sociology committee. I'll never forget today. 🙌🏾
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
a day ago
Don’t put water on a grease fire. And don’t check your email today folks. Go eat.
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Diverse CowGirl
a day ago
May my Ancestors vengeance be with every grease fire started today by a settlers progeny attempting to deep fry a turducken.
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@ndncollective
NDN Collective
a day ago
From the the Wampanoag Peoples’ declaration of a #NationalDayofMourning, to the Red Power Movement of the 70s, so many relatives before us fought long and hard for this critical narrative shift.
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Sarah Sunshine Manning
a day ago
It is pretty damn amazing to see the MAJOR narrative shift around the myth of #Thanksgiving As someone whose bread and butter was once column & op-Ed writing on topics just like this, I know this shift has been decades in the making. Today I remember everyone who fought for this.
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Donate to research and action to stop the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples:
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Support the movement to free Leonard Peltier:
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
A messy thread off the top of my head of things to help you unlearn, relearn, decolonize, get woke....whatever. Basically hire Indigenous, buy Indigenous, support Indigenous, & dismantle systems of white supremacy NOW. Also don't email me to do Thanksgiving things. Nea'eše.
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
I've been asked to teach/talk about Thanksgiving stuff and Natives and erasure and blah blah in different contexts. Listen, my answer will ALWAYS be: NO. I'm not your token Indian. And unless you're my students or my son's classmates, I will never have time to educate you.
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Watch actual Natives on TV: Reservations Dogs on Hulu Rutherford Falls on Peacock Gather on Netflix And so many others...
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Read some books...
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Hire Indigenous comedians to bring healing through laughter...
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Go pay some Indigenous folks who do these kinds of talks for a living...
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Go here Figure out whose Indigenous land you're on. Pay some rent. Donate. Do something.
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
There's literally so so much that has been written and spoken and sung and created on this topic by brilliant Native folk. Here's a place to start:
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
I've been asked to teach/talk about Thanksgiving stuff and Natives and erasure and blah blah in different contexts. Listen, my answer will ALWAYS be: NO. I'm not your token Indian. And unless you're my students or my son's classmates, I will never have time to educate you.
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
3 days ago
Do y’all remember there was a band called LMFAO? That’s all my brain can compute rn. It’s been an intense qtr in person. My students are struggling in all the ways. The avg on midterm was 81%. It was not a hard exam. I’m tired af. 3 lectures left. I will be sleeping all Dec. 🙌🏽
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Dr. Dr. Desi (she/her)
5 days ago
First time seeing a psychiatrist this week. She was Chicana! I was def prepared for a white man. We talked about all the things & finished by saying we’re proud of each other. It made all the difference. Oh & I’m finally diagnosed & medicated for ADHD. No stigma. !Adelante!
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