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Deondre Smiles @DeondreSmiles Occupied Miami & Shawnee lands

Ojibwe | Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag | Ph.D candidate in Geography & incoming postdoc (Fall 2020) @OhioState | IPSG-AAG Chair-Elect | He/him/wiin | Tweets = mine

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Joined Twitter 12/7/17


@AcademicChatter That I am automatically a spokesperson for all Indigenous people everywhere. I study everyday exp… https://t.co/CekKAkOg1r @SmolkaWilly I think so!You can’t give land to indigneous people. You can only recognize it was always theirs in the first place and apologize for being so greedy
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @TheCommuNish I’m sorry, niijii. I enjoy your presence on here. @dki22 🤣🤣🤣🤣Schrodinger’s app: Too many positive relationships and networking borne out of here to leave, but also too much bul… https://t.co/EDTXL79rmd @NicoleDoran10 I wonder how many minutes we’ll get into day 1 of classes before someone refuses to wear a mask?When you're accustomed to undue deference, criticism feels like cancellation.
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @sbagley @broscheid Institute, Collective, Initiative, LabJust honestly trying to be the best Ojibwe and comrade I can be.When COVID is still causing outbreaks & dozens of Canadian deaths every week, it's hard to focus attention on the s… https://t.co/c4ZJVzV7Ic
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesCall for Papers—Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom. “In this symposium, we aim to highlight… https://t.co/oZut17RFXN
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @mishiikenhkwe What prophecy is he even talking about? 🤨
7/11
2020
one of the constants of academic twitter is that a large number of US academics assume that every academic they int… https://t.co/IOws4h3EMi
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles[Image description: meme of the Undertaker, captioned as NDNs, standing behind an oblivious wrestler captioned as w… https://t.co/gM685wYFzz
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesWhite liberals seem to find sudden clarity about their complicitness in white supremacy with dizzying regularity.… https://t.co/xCgwWybJjw @queersweetgrass I worked a job on the side to make extra money but that was mainly for spending money and odds and… https://t.co/hBIyJ5Fln3 @queersweetgrass Depending on where you apply, some universities may diversity scholarships or funds. Some schools… https://t.co/TWqpUfnPkd @queersweetgrass Search low and high for scholarships, especially ones designed for Native students. If your grades… https://t.co/E1IeJM6xhL @kar_nels https://t.co/NSX2mZWMDXThere’s a really good zine that talks about this that I need to track down now. I’ll post it here when I find it.It’s a clever cover for land theft and genocide. I taught this in my writing studies course at UMD as an example of… https://t.co/QlNQHO4GzLHear me out here—people have written about this. A big tall man and his blue ox shape the lands that become the Mid… https://t.co/fADyg5FCvuIf I ever give a lecture in Minnesota on what I do and am allowed leeway on what I talk about, I’m gonna hit em wit… https://t.co/7xFSIvxaXzMy wife, a (recovering) SLP agrees strongly with this. https://t.co/GWsXWgebRk @DeadDogLake And its variant: “I grew up near an Indian Reservation” @nemahinemla I don’t know what she thought this was accomplishing. Like, good, you recognize your complicitness in… https://t.co/sqBAfoq3smThe takeaway I got from this article: https://t.co/rHlNw7G5geSigh. https://t.co/f87nxSfspC @AlexGoodwinTSM I was impressed for sure. My D2 schools I attended for my undergrad and master’s were “top tier” fo… https://t.co/DJkEm30ert @AlexGoodwinTSM I can definitely believe it. I performed in a stadium in suburban Houston that was probably bigger… https://t.co/nLfRFTOkoj @AlexGoodwinTSM I’m from Minnesota but I have friends who live and teach marching band down in Texas. They’re watch… https://t.co/AlHVyY1VORBut how about, and hear me out on this, we not do this? https://t.co/5Ektja3Jb6High school football in Texas is bigger than NCAA Division II and maybe the lower tiers of FCS. When I marched drum… https://t.co/TYPvHU9AtFIt isn’t quite a tautology but it gets really close. Indigenous people are intimately acquainted with questions of… https://t.co/2SH43l9aBy @piffilicious I’m not particularly sure. Maybe it was the way I defined critical-ness?TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO APPLY! https://t.co/COLPFxTg2F https://t.co/p8zj6XYylb
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @piffilicious I feel like I said something similar in a broader context last year and got push back.Risky opinion: I don’t know that “critical” needs to be consciously put in front of ‘Indigenous scholar’. I think t… https://t.co/7prWykPrFvGreat interview with the indomitable @sarahdeer this morning on @democracynow. If you have questions about the mo… https://t.co/v4Uw3jQDHR
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @JeaniOBrien Pulling that up to read today. Miigwech for this!In fact, there’s so many examples of white settlers getting bent out of shape about perceived Indigenous “economic… https://t.co/O4yI9AKs7tI remember watching some PragerU video about reservations being an example of ‘socialism’ and I just shook my head… https://t.co/00cpVAbhloTribes that rely on the federal government for funding and services are an example of ‘socialism’. Tribes that ope… https://t.co/eSEBmXSFw2I would LOVE to see how many of the folks who worked at Residential Schools moved to the child welfare system after… https://t.co/RJF4octJjc
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @labrcq Happy to talk to you. @MrJohnArable The list would be long! But, some key areas that you absolutely *must* visit: -Canal Park, watching… https://t.co/peFtsRqyEKWait. Do White People think #LandBack means we want them to leave? No no. We don’t carry your values of “racial” supremacy.
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @fatdadscotty HE DOES 😂😂😂😬Like, people tried so hard to reverse stay at home orders and reopen things and disregarded the warnings of public… https://t.co/rjjuq9wDhDReading smug comments saying “Why is the death rate rising if people are wearing masks?!” written by people who def… https://t.co/Fzm0X3wRzK @Ad_Inifinitum @Chaoslord1848 @DeadDogLakeGordon Ramsey’s American cousin is on the loose https://t.co/oU196RSsWq @shotheekwe Living dangerously! @arguhlin If you made it work, much respect. I just was not thinking as effectively about grad school as I could be when I got my undergrad.
7/10
2020
@armp71 I also am not nearly important enough to get a ton of emails 😂 That probably helps @armp71 Patience and more patience 😂By September (4 months post graduation), I knew I wanted to go back. I came out of that year thinking a whole lot d… https://t.co/M5wWEaC8NOOne of the most formative years of my life was the year between graduating with my bachelor’s and starting my maste… https://t.co/xLZdEBHJMoMcGirt v Oklahoma decision ruling that the Creek Nation retains rights to ~1/3 of Oklahoma. "Today we are asked wh… https://t.co/LZvBPMqzFj
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesIn McGirt v Oklahoma, Indigenous erasure is used to challenge tribal sovereignty. This is why we must count ALL of… https://t.co/VRcWvxKv4e
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesHappiness is an empty email inbox.I won’t name the colleague but I will say that it was quite an interesting find while looking up obscure addressing… https://t.co/FTHAZZecA0When you’re looking up something random and kinda obscure on Google and then accidentally stumble upon a colleague’… https://t.co/kFBb0EWtHg @labrcq I’m probably teaching a course on Indigenous environmental activism in the spring. Wanna come talk to the class? @IBJIYONGI No room on ours! 😬
7/9
2020
That interviewer: 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/DMplmSD7Zn @GradSkoolStrugs Went and got a master’s degree and a PhD after an admissions officer at a program I was looking at… https://t.co/1n02dxaG52 @pamelamroach The converter I got wasn’t too expensive—or at least justifiable on a GTA salary. If you have the opp… https://t.co/5LohQLUr9b @pamelamroach Our desk is surprisingly adequate (with a standing desk converter) but yeah, our cheap chair is not r… https://t.co/hxTx5P57ce @arguhlin My wife likes the idea as well, so we might have to get another one—she’ll be getting deeper into her degree this year! @foodacademics As my advisor often says: “No one will promote you and your work better than yourself” @arguhlin 👀👀 @WhovianVeganGeo I just got mine from the local Target! Nothing too fancy—but it is large! @evodevodna @JALynchUIC Congratulations!!!! @DeadDogLake I think it’s about you too.I’m having to reconcile myself with the fact that I probably won’t get to spend much time in my actual on-campus of… https://t.co/Uj1QZArvsJEveryone who finished a degree this year, especially PhD & 1st gen, need some mad love. In the midst of a global pa… https://t.co/pNxHKfvRoA
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesJust arrived today—my great-grandmother is mentioned in this book! https://t.co/4gktKZmxc8 @native4data That would be a great trade!the collective reckoning of all that people are trying to take in right now is going to take a long, long, time.
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesHey Twitter fam: Who wasn’t at my public defense last week and wants to see the recording?Agreed. I wonder how many sites in Columbus are easily accessible without owning a car? https://t.co/vfOfZ5lNqkOh hey! What a pleasant surprise. My wife and I run the 5K version of this race every year. This year, we’ll be doi… https://t.co/6iqe3Wo3tTThat letter is all kinds of problematic but you know that at least a few people signed that letter thinking it woul… https://t.co/25aGQ53669 @Arrianna_Planey Yep, same here. Honestly though, at the end, I’m thinking, OF COURSE some of those signatories were in there.Being called to account for saying and endorsing problematic things that dehumanize people isn’t cancel culture, that is accountability.Imagine being a certain British author and thinking that signing into a Noam Chomsky letter is going to save you from being labeled a TERF. @lkcalloway I’m so sorry 😔I don’t mind being added to lists except if it’s a right wing brigading list. That’ll earn you an automatic block… https://t.co/LCc91YFzGy @piffilicious It’s really nice. Like, really nice.An early graduation gift to myself. I think I’ll be relying on this a lot this year. https://t.co/EoTtLXI4xfXenophobia & biopower operationalized in penalizing international students for universities’ decisions to go online… https://t.co/KE4sgOzEGt
Retweeted by Deondre SmilesNon-immigrant academics: Our defenses of immigrant students should not be couched in terms of their ‘economic valu… https://t.co/fuvazdPluN
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @JamesM_Fitz Thank you so much!Dear student(s); Don’t get mad at me for checking in with you because you haven’t turned anything in for three wee… https://t.co/WO4MEHkas5
Retweeted by Deondre Smiles @Arrianna_Planey 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 @lifeinsherds @KaitKenel @piffilicious I will say that there’s been some awesome suggestions in this thread, especi… https://t.co/9h7Y2kNw07 @lifeinsherds @KaitKenel @piffilicious I ask these questions not to put you on the spot, but more to say that this… https://t.co/sjXtbkfqgi @lifeinsherds @KaitKenel @piffilicious As I’m sure you know, Anthro has a fraught relationship with Indigenous peop… https://t.co/XnEYIThMDz
7/8
2020

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