Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Great Plains Action Society and International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

I am grateful to Great Plains Action Society – Resist & Indigenize – for alerting me to the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and “the important role that women and femme folks play in the functioning of Indigenous communities worldwide–even with the astonishingly high rates of colonial oppression and violence they face.”

I am grateful to Great Plains Action Soceity for their for their important healing work. Their campaigns include Frontline Land Defense, Food Sovereignty, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, among others.

Here is their Mission Statement:

Great Plains Action Society addresses the trauma Indigenous Peoples and our Earth have faced and works to prevent further colonial-capitalist violence through education, direct action, cultural revival, mutual aid, and political change.

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter and inspiration to be had elsewhere online. If you have a favorite, let me know and I’ll post it! Write to me at thetotalfemme@gmail.com.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three or four times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday, Femme Friday on Friday, and (new for spring 22!) the occasional Sometimes On A. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”) And…as I go through life life life, I will post as I am able, Mabel.