Martin Heavy Head Jr.

Martin Heavy Head Jr.

Martin Heavy Head Jr. is a member of the Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Alberta, and he grew up speaking Plains Indian Sign Language, though he is not deaf.

Erasure of Indigenous Identity

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“Toxic masculinity paints us as skilled warriors who hunted Buffalo with our bare hands, gnashing meat off the bone, and made ridiculous powerful love every night. There’s no time for Gardening when you’re doing all those manly things, now is there?”