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Words by @saramaimai . Settlers please consider this when your buying “ sacred smudge bundles” or smudge kits: . “This has been brewing in me for the past couple weeks, but it's a topic that comes up every once in awhile and I've spoken on many times: There's just no good way to go about discussing cultural appropriation. People always get awkward and uncomfortable, and up in arms. . They don't know why, if our medicines are so helpful and good, why we don't want to share. We do want to share. On our terms. . It was illegal until the 60s for Indigenous people to smudge in Canada, and hold ceremony. It was illegal for us to harvest these medicines and use them, the way we have always done. . So yes, when you're selling "sacred smudge bundles" and an Indigenous person asks you what makes it sacred, you should maybe think about how that person's family, just like many of our people, has been through hell and back to hold on to those medicines and teachings despite very concerted efforts by the church and government and Canadian society, to demonize our ways of knowing and being, and assimilate us. And we held on to those teachings and medicines so damn tight, because they are sacred. . People died and experienced abuse to be able to see our people and youth still use use sage and sweetgrass as smudge, and have ceremony. Sacred medicines - yes, according to us. People died because they had the knowledge you're selling and passing off like it's yours, on your market table. . If you get your medicines from Indigenous people, you should be raising hell about the injustices Indigenous people face every damn day. There should be a card attached to every sacred smudge bundle you sell, telling that story - of colonization and appropriation. Or at least have a portion of your sales go to an Indig organization or community. Honour and acknowledge Indigenous peoples and our ways of knowing and being. That's why my eye twitches when this topic comes up. That's why it hurts. But it's all about the good vibes, man. . Your good vibes kill mine, but I'm native and when has anyone ever listened to us?” Please consider giving @saramaimai a follow. 📸:📍UCT Territory


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Another order out the door! #madebylauraeobrien #lndont #dogsofinstagram


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Here’s something we found in our home inspection today. Actually it was the septic inspection company that found it. Because we do not inspect septic systems. If you are looking to purchase a rural property make sure that you get the septic and well systems inspected and tested to ensure everything in in proper working condition. These systems can be very costly to repair/replace. Always get these things inspected never take the sellers word for it. It’s better to pay $200-$500 to inspect each system them $5000-$75000 to repair/replace them. Any questions call me at 519-495-4227. Have a great day people!! #septicinspections #proactivevsreactive #IconHomeInspections #onestopshop #fullservicehomeinspectors #lndont #londonontario #londonhomeinspector #homeinspectorlondon #stepupyourgame #ozonation #ldnont #homeinspectionfinds #ispy #whatdopeoplethink


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Speedy Mobile Service today to Amica. Bringing festive colour to another customer. #shoplocallondonontario #myparkwaygardens #mobileplanterservice #lndont #519ldnont #downtownlondonontario


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Thrifted a bunch of dried craft flowers the other day so I’ll be over here using them in all my Christmas wrapping. Happy weekend!


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🎁🎁🎁 One of the amazing perks available during South London Nissan's Neighbourhood Sale! Our gift to you this holiday season. Come see us today 🤗 #nissan #london #lndont #519 #gift #SLN #kicks #winter #tires


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Lashes Faux mink @lashlineacademy .07 d curl 9-12mm Adhesive Infinity @thelashshop.ca


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Being personal with clients is important and I realized that I never share any images of me. While I don't have any interesting recent selfies without weird filters on them, here is a headshot taken by the very talented @artconnollyheadshots . Figured I'd show the face behind the lens for once! I have considered starting a blog, tiktok and even have jumped back onto twitter again. I'm really trying to get on the social media train! You can find me on tiktok and twitter under my usual name: memoriesattiffanys. Feel free to follow! #tiktok #twitter #519london #lndont #headshot #photographer #aboutme #behindthescenes #bts #memoriesattiffanys #519photography #londonontario #londonontariocanada #middlesexcounty #ontariocanada #ontariophotographer


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I found this cool piece of graffiti on my way home. It’s kind of fitting I ended up finding it the day PHASE 2 passed away. He has been in the hospital since August with Lou Gehrig’s disease. I hope I can visit New York and see his work myself. #ripphase2 #londonontario #londonontariocanada #lndont #lndent #eoalondonontario #forestcityroots #roadtonowhere #226 #519 #519ldn #519london #519local #519shooters #519creatives #519graffiti #streetart #urbanart #picoftheday #graffoftheday #shotoniphone #shotoniphonex #phase2


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The year of the knife. Come in for walk ins tonight from 6 - 9pm, tomorrow 12 - 9pm, and Sunday 1 - 4pm. Funny, our cost is $20 per person per hour. Tax in. Weird. #eastlondon #argyle #londonsoriginalknifethrowingclub #groupof35 #bladesofsteel #januarytournament #lndont #shoplocal #throwaknife


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THIS!!!🔥🔥🔥 An anonymous Londoner donated $500 in GIFT CARDS to help Toy Mountain reach new heights! @ldnontfire delivered the donation to @jaystevensradio + @virginradiolondonca -> Thank you Engine Crew #9 Want to know how YOU can HELP? Link in bio! #santaforthecity #lndont


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IN THE LFL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - take a break and do what makes you happy with the DO NOT DISTURB ball caps from @atthebarre_ldnont - purchase online or at the studio & $5 from each sale goes to My Sisters Place. #donotdisturb #selfcare #alonetime #timeout


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We’ve got the menu coming at you early this week! Plan for the weekend and then plan for the week! . . . #qmfoods #wortleyvillage #lndont #qmkitchen #vegetarian #vegan #mealstogo #easyhealthymeals


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