Dani

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Thank you for supporting my work and paying me for my labor! I acknowledge that part of decolonizing is making knowledge accessible so I really appreciate that you are supporting even if this is the amount that works for you.
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Thank you for going beyond the minimum to support my work! This reward will grant you access to annotated bibliographies for sources cited in my writing. This includes a brief description for each source, and if applicable, further elaboration on specific topics noted in previous post. 
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Thank you so much for your contribution! As the reward you will be entitled to email discussion on inquiries you may have related to my post or the resources shared. (Please note I will answer to the best of my knowledge and lived experience of whatever question you may have, and reserve the right to deny a question that may be offensive or inappropriate. Also must be a reasonable amount of inquiry, if it becomes consumptive there will be a cut off .)
You are also entitled to the previous rewards noted, access to post, resources and elaboration post, as well as a twitter shout out.

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About Dani

Hello fellow creators, supporters, friends, comrades! Many know me as Dani, my url for my Patreon is my Ndn name Ižaŋžaŋwiŋ which means "Bright Star Woman " in Dakota language. I chose to include my name as a reminder of who I am doing this work for; Not only for myself, but for the betterment of my people. I have a passion in expressing my identity and resistance through writing. My journey in writing began while I attended the University of North Dakota (2008-2014), where my involvement in community organizing my senior year, and my major in Indian Studies, gave me courage to express my resistance and really embrace my Native identity as a Očeti Sakowiŋ (Dakota) Wiŋyaŋ. I am passionate about sharing my experiences as a Native person who grew up displaced in suburbia (Southern Maryland) and the ways that embracing uniqueness relates to the larger scheme of societal structures.

My praxis and radicalization naturally evolved along writing development through platforms like Tumblr and Twitter, where i have built networks sharing with like minded individuals. I tend to centralize my writing on theorization and analysis of various topics and frameworks: (pop culture, symbolism, , social justice, decolonization, sociology, psychology, history, historical trauma) as they relate to Native identity and a decolonial lens. My focus on these areas is aligned with my survivance, and the understanding that my personhood and self actualization are intrinsically tied to confronting structures of oppression, and understanding why particular power dynamics continue. I continue to do this work and provide educational resources in hopes of dismantling the ongoing violence of colonialism and influence societal change to reject those accepted colonizer paradigms. At the least I would like to encourage critical thinking in my audience to guide my patrons in breaking those cycles.

I chose Patreon as a medium to express the importance of valuing the labor of Indigenous women as well as building my own confidence and autonomy as a writer. I hope to provide myself with the tools and foundation to make my work accessible, while also developing my writing to expand upon future published works. Thank you for everyone for all the love and support, for those who have experienced my journey of growth and those who are newly contributing to it.  <3
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Once I have reached 100 patrons, I will condense cumulative resource list of cited sources as well as other materials or media that may interest my patrons to check out!
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