Episode 4: Taking back our power!
Feeling hurt and disappointed at the colonial system of Justice. Like there is No Justice! Indigenous peoples and POC die or fill the prisons and have a long history of genocide and trauma. The girls take this anger and become motivated to raise awareness. Tino Rangatiratanga! Self Determination! Feeling heavy hearted the girls take a day at the beach to give their hurt to Papatuanuku, to Tangaroa, give it to Mother Earth to help us heal…
An experimental indigenous transmedia project.
A part animated, part live action webseries told completely through social media.
Kisik's origin story. Kisik's mom finds the drawings of the lady on the water and has seen her before, but doesn't tell
Feeling the pain of caring for others. Kisik and Anika race to help friends who have been living
Kisik brings it back to Vancouver, and shares what it means to be an indigenous, young and urban Cree-Metis living in the
Anika and Kisik find out just how wise and important the matriarchs are in their
Ancestors communicate to us in our dreams. The visions that come to us are important and messages we should heed
Do you know of any super/demi god ancestors? My grandmother wrote out our whakapapa by hand from memory so that it would not be lost, passed to her from generation to generation, instilled in her from a baby...she knew our genealogy way back to Maui.
The work of a mother is never done! We teach our daughters to love and nurture, but do we teach them enough about being assertive and strong! To not be bullied by an alpha male mansplaining or to have the skills to physically fight for your safety or having equal pay should be normal! What other changes would you like to see?
Sometimes living on the streets is safer for youth than foster care. The residential schools system continues today but is renamed ‘foster care’. The government kidnaps the children and gives them to a non indigenous families who don't understand the child’s culture or way of life. They are paid to have the children live with them so in many cases they are not doing it for the love but the money. Many reports of abuse are extremely high and many are not reported.
Depression is a mental illness. A person with Mental illness cannot control how they are thinking and feeling. Ways to manage depression is not always in a pharmaceutical pill. There are so many reasons why people feel depressed. It can be something so deep thats passed on through our DNA or our disconnection to our Mother Earth...there are many factors to depression. Depression is not a sign of weakness, it means you have been strong and fighting for way to long.
Che’s apology, he is doing the work, changing his ways. You cannot say your respect women without respecting your mother who gave you to the world and mother earth , #MMIWG. Self respect, decolonizing mind and body with good food. Food is Medicine.
Super Freak? Can Kisik accept her new gifts? Can she accept Che’s old ways? What is it about this smooth young man that holds her heart? A work in progress she says but HE has to do the work? Is she lowering her standards? … Self Love, you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself <3
We all have a long line of incredible ancestors who are remembered by stories that (to the average person) can seem a little embellished. But not to us. Our stories are passed down by song, dance and carvings, many different mediums, so why wouldn't we be able to fly or time travel or shapeshift...to indigenous peoples around the world...these are our true stories and superheroes do exist.
The world can feel so messed up sometimes, you can really get overwhelmed with it all. For our young women there are many pressures! Body image, relationships, friends, school, family, drugs and alcohol, identity, money! What would an Indigenous superhero look like to you? If you could recreate YOURSELF what sort of superpowers would you have? https://www.facebook.com/MarvelBecoming/videos/10155561865232488/
Homelessness...an issue that is becoming bigger everyday. Some chose to be homeless, some have no choice. Mental illness, Social inequity, Class disparity, Historical Trauma, racism, addictions, abuse, the effects of colonization...all these factors contribute to the people living on the streets. What would you do if it was your teenager, family member living on the streets?
E kore au e ngaro, he kakano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiatea … “I will never be lost, I am a seed born of greatness, I descended from a long line of Chiefs, I am a seed”.
To Dance is to pray, to pray is to heal, to heal is to give, to give is to live, to live is to Dance - Marijo Moore, Cherokee. Kisik is doing what her ancestors have done since time immemorial. Dance is in her DNA, she is dance. Her music video is tight!
Feeling hurt and disappointed at the colonial system of Justice. Like there is No Justice! Indigenous peoples and POC die or fill the prisons and have a long history of genocide and trauma. The girls take this anger and become motivated to raise awareness. Tino Rangatiratanga! Self Determination! Feeling heavy hearted the girls take a day at the beach to give their hurt to Papatuanuku, to Tangaroa, give it to Mother Earth to help us
Racists! The ignorance and hate. Feeling pumped with adrenaline at the situation the girls focus their anger into creative energy. This unfortunate event triggered an idea for the next steps in the comic…what would YOUR Super Powers be in that
Che’s a player but Kisik is unfazed by his games. A visit to see Nan is always good Matriarchal Medicine to find balance, grounding and take in some good ancestral knowledge. Still deciding on their Super Powers … being fearless makes life limitless
Meet Kisik and Anika. Bff’s with a connection, aa wairua, aa hinengaro. Dreams are Super Powerful and Kisik and Anika, two strong Indigenous young women, have lots of them. With Compassion, Courage and a humble foundation, the girls begin to plan their Super Powers and