The Aadizookaan

The Aadizookaan We seek guidance from ancestral indigenous-based knowledge systems for cultural production The Aadizookaan seeks guidance from ancestral indigenous-based knowledge systems for culture production & dynamic storytelling experiences through traditional & contemporary media, music, film, & design to help produce stories for the many layers of communities, businesses, & people.
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The Aadizookaan is a group that offers services & products that are specialized in multimedia productions & installations, and the [ah-dihz-ooh-khan] translates to “the sacred spirit of the story”, "the story/message/messenger" which is from the language of the Anishinabe [first nations people from the area of Detroit]. multimedia company. record label w/ music & video production studios.

Operating as usual

In Her Detroit Garden, Halima Cassells Honors Her Ancestors With Her Art
07/16/2021
In Her Detroit Garden, Halima Cassells Honors Her Ancestors With Her Art

In Her Detroit Garden, Halima Cassells Honors Her Ancestors With Her Art

With a house and a garden that was passed down from generation to generation, the multidisciplinary artist Halima Cassells is finding ways to honor her past and push her practice forward by finding organic, non-toxic materials to create with.

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07/14/2021

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🎤 🔥 ⭕️ 🪘 Goddess'Dorthea Musicwith Modern Soulful Living - Sacred Sanctuaryf a c i l i t a t e ss p a c e . f o rModernS...
06/17/2021

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Goddess'Dorthea Music
with Modern Soulful Living - Sacred Sanctuary

f a c i l i t a t e s
s p a c e . f o r

Modern
Soulful
Fire

&

Healing
Drum
Circle

&

O P E N . M I C ⚡️

u p l i f t i n g

healing, community, culture
celebration, music, art, & spirit

p l e a s e
bring a drum or healing instrument to join in on the healing vibes & spiritual jam session

h a p p y . b i r t h d a y
Zimri Alexis !!!

---> THE VISION

🎤 🔥 ⭕️ 🪘

Goddess'Dorthea Music
with Modern Soulful Living - Sacred Sanctuary

f a c i l i t a t e s
s p a c e . f o r

Modern
Soulful
Fire

&

Healing
Drum
Circle

&

O P E N . M I C ⚡️

u p l i f t i n g

healing, community, culture
celebration, music, art, & spirit

p l e a s e
bring a drum or healing instrument to join in on the healing vibes & spiritual jam session

h a p p y . b i r t h d a y
Zimri Alexis !!!

---> THE VISION

06/17/2021

News Flash ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡
The 18th St Design Build Green Hub is a finalist!!🙌🏽🔥
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We are very proud to announce, alongside the @ccs_detroit and @connect313, the six finalists of the 2021 City of Design Challenge. In its first year, the program invites designers, residents, policymakers, and other community stakeholders to collaborate on projects that improve the quality of life for city residents.

The 2021 Finalists include:�
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🔥🔥🔥18th Street Design-Build Green Tech Hub by Tanya Saldivar-Ali , Luis Al , Sean Lewis , & Rachel Harb 🔥🔥

CRD Community Technology Hub by Amy Fanta, Sanquise Powell, Sandra Turner, George Preston, and Boratha Tan�

Underground Music Academy by Robert “Waajeed” O’Bryant, ill Weaver, and Sterling Toles�

Crosstown Connection by DaTrice Clark, Ian Klipa, and Jacob Saphier

�Detroit Wind and Water at the Freedom Freedom Growers Farm by Rukiya Colvin, Carlos Nielbock, Myrtle Thompson-Curtis, Paul Draus, and Christopher Pannier�

Oakland Ave. Development by Patricia Dockery and Lendon Crosby

The 6 selected teams will conceptualize new ways to deliver public services, both physically and digitally, in Detroit’s community spaces in a more flexible, innovative, and resident-centered way. Follow along with the progress, be notified of public events, and learn more by following us @designcoredetroit and visiting designcore.org/city-of-design-challenge (Link in bio)

06/01/2021

ANA uplifts the spirit of love and connectivity in a world full of hatred and division. “Fall With Me” helps us seek beauty out of disaster with her divine voice and heavenly guitar.

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I N T E R V I E W :
"Rebellion Reflections with Jae Bass"
https://youtu.be/dPrqQghxyyc

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L I V E . F R O M
T H E . A D Z K N . A R T I S T . H O U S E
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We have been featuring live performances from local artists and uplifting their messages and creative musical practices while honoring each one's spirit as we visit each other and create.

Multimedia Artist Mark Francis and Film Director & Photographer Eddy Garcia with creative direction from ishkode have teamed up to produce a live performance installation at the ADZKN Artist House in the attic studio, medicine garden stage, and creative locations inside/outside the space.

This live performance series features 3 artists each month performing a live piece of their work and also includes a gathering of ADZKN Music's artist network for further connections & collaborations.

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Produced by The Aadizookaan
www.facebook.com/ADZKN​
www.instagram.com/adzkn313​
www.ADZKZN.com​

Sound Design & Recording
MAFX
www.facebook.com/mafxdetroit​

Video Direction
Detroit Invaderz
www.instagram.com/detroitinvaderz​

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W A T C H . T H E . P E R F O R M A N C E S
O N . Y O U T U B E:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3...

L I S T E N . O N . S O U N D C L O U D:
https://soundcloud.com/adzknmusic/set...

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A R T I S T S
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LAYALI BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/lyingallies

JAE BASS BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/jaebass
www.smarturl.it/jaebassfedup

ANA BOOKINGS:
www.anagomulka.com
www.instagram.com/aanaa_creates

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MORE ABOUT
M A W A D I S I D I W A G :

"LIVE FROM THE ADZKN ARTIST HOUSE" is a collaboration with the MAWADISIDIWAG community arts project curated by The Aadizookaan.

“MAWADISIDIWAG” (mah-wah-dih-sid-e-wahg), which translates to "they visit each other" and is one of the original native american languages in the Detroit area known as Anishinaabemowin from the Anishinaabe people.

The MAWADISIDIWAG project seeks to share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities through the art of visiting people and places by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.

With this special series, we are uplifting the MAWADISIDIWAG project by supporting local and emerging artists in the Waawiiyatanong area (the land before it was colonized into Detroit) from the hood to international audiences.

This series helps build our collective stories through the elements of music, film and design as a way to build connections of humanity and connect the dots that improve the quality of life through the art of visiting and community organizing while also honoring our next generations coming to mother earth.

Let’s get to the future.

06/01/2021

Layali drops a captivating melody challenging cold brutal heartbreakers with supporting soothing guitar riffs from Surar to deliver a sweet message of healing & rage to say, “F**k You”.

Yemeni Liberation Movement

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I N T E R V I E W :
"Rebellion Reflections with Jae Bass"
https://youtu.be/dPrqQghxyyc

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L I V E . F R O M
T H E . A D Z K N . A R T I S T . H O U S E
=====================
We have been featuring live performances from local artists and uplifting their messages and creative musical practices while honoring each one's spirit as we visit each other and create.

Multimedia Artist Mark Francis and Film Director & Photographer Eddy Garcia with creative direction from ishkode have teamed up to produce a live performance installation at the ADZKN Artist House in the attic studio, medicine garden stage, and creative locations inside/outside the space.

This live performance series features 3 artists each month performing a live piece of their work and also includes a gathering of ADZKN Music's artist network for further connections & collaborations.

__________________________________________
Produced by The Aadizookaan
www.facebook.com/ADZKN​
www.instagram.com/adzkn313​
www.ADZKZN.com​

Sound Design & Recording
MAFX
www.facebook.com/mafxdetroit​

Video Direction
Detroit Invaderz
www.instagram.com/detroitinvaderz​

==========================================
W A T C H . T H E . P E R F O R M A N C E S
O N . Y O U T U B E:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3...

L I S T E N . O N . S O U N D C L O U D:
https://soundcloud.com/adzknmusic/set...

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A R T I S T S
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LAYALI BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/lyingallies

JAE BASS BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/jaebass
www.smarturl.it/jaebassfedup

ANA BOOKINGS:
www.anagomulka.com
www.instagram.com/aanaa_creates

_____________________
MORE ABOUT
M A W A D I S I D I W A G :

"LIVE FROM THE ADZKN ARTIST HOUSE" is a collaboration with the MAWADISIDIWAG community arts project curated by The Aadizookaan.

“MAWADISIDIWAG” (mah-wah-dih-sid-e-wahg), which translates to "they visit each other" and is one of the original native american languages in the Detroit area known as Anishinaabemowin from the Anishinaabe people.

The MAWADISIDIWAG project seeks to share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities through the art of visiting people and places by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.

With this special series, we are uplifting the MAWADISIDIWAG project by supporting local and emerging artists in the Waawiiyatanong area (the land before it was colonized into Detroit) from the hood to international audiences.

This series helps build our collective stories through the elements of music, film and design as a way to build connections of humanity and connect the dots that improve the quality of life through the art of visiting and community organizing while also honoring our next generations coming to mother earth.

Let’s get to the future.

06/01/2021

Jae Bass gives us rebellion reflections about the justice work he's building, his role in organizing the streets, and being on the frontline of the movement for black lives in the city of Detroit. He also shares the calculated moves it takes as an artist to contribute to the community and reaching musical excellence.

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L I V E . F R O M
T H E . A D Z K N . A R T I S T . H O U S E
=====================
We have been featuring live performances from local artists and uplifting their messages and creative musical practices while honoring each one's spirit as we visit each other and create.

Multimedia Artist Mark Francis and Film Director & Photographer Eddy Garcia with creative direction from ishkode have teamed up to produce a live performance installation at the ADZKN Artist House in the attic studio, medicine garden stage, and creative locations inside/outside the space.

This live performance series features 3 artists each month performing a live piece of their work and also includes a gathering of ADZKN Music's artist network for further connections & collaborations.

__________________________________________
Produced by The Aadizookaan
www.facebook.com/ADZKN​
www.instagram.com/adzkn313​
www.ADZKZN.com​

Sound Design & Recording
MAFX
www.facebook.com/mafxdetroit​

Video Direction
Detroit Invaderz
www.instagram.com/detroitinvaderz​

==========================================
W A T C H . T H E . P E R F O R M A N C E S
O N . Y O U T U B E:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3...

L I S T E N . O N . S O U N D C L O U D:
https://soundcloud.com/adzknmusic/set...

_____________________
A R T I S T S
_____________________

LAYALI BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/lyingallies

JAE BASS BOOKINGS:
www.instagram.com/jaebass
www.smarturl.it/jaebassfedup

ANA BOOKINGS:
www.anagomulka.com
www.instagram.com/aanaa_creates

_____________________
MORE ABOUT
M A W A D I S I D I W A G :

"LIVE FROM THE ADZKN ARTIST HOUSE" is a collaboration with the MAWADISIDIWAG community arts project curated by The Aadizookaan.

“MAWADISIDIWAG” (mah-wah-dih-sid-e-wahg), which translates to "they visit each other" and is one of the original native american languages in the Detroit area known as Anishinaabemowin from the Anishinaabe people.

The MAWADISIDIWAG project seeks to share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities through the art of visiting people and places by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.

With this special series, we are uplifting the MAWADISIDIWAG project by supporting local and emerging artists in the Waawiiyatanong area (the land before it was colonized into Detroit) from the hood to international audiences.

This series helps build our collective stories through the elements of music, film and design as a way to build connections of humanity and connect the dots that improve the quality of life through the art of visiting and community organizing while also honoring our next generations coming to mother earth.

Let’s get to the future.

06/01/2021

DEZZY ANDRETTI (Donavan)
designs the vibes with building a solid foundation of funky grooves and dreamy synths pulling us through dank moments and head nods sparking all occasions from a base of dope melodies.

L I V E F R O M
T H E A D Z K N A R T I S T H O U S E
=====================
We have been featuring live performances from local artists and uplifting their messages and creative musical practices while honoring each one's spirit as we visit each other and create.

Multimedia Artist Mark Francis and Film Director & Photographer Eddy Garcia with creative direction from ishkode have teamed up to produce a live performance installation at the ADZKN Artist House in the attic studio, medicine garden stage, and creative locations inside/outside the space.

This live performance series features 3 artists each month performing a live piece of their work and also includes a gathering of ADZKN Music's artist network for further connections & collaborations.

_____________________
Produced by The Aadizookaan
www.facebook.com/ADZKN​
www.instagram.com/adzkn313​
www.ADZKZN.com​

Sound Design & Recording
MAFX
www.facebook.com/mafxdetroit​

Video Direction
Detroit Invaderz
www.instagram.com/detroitinvaderz​

Production Assistant
- Kelllzzz

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I N T E R V I E W :
"Behind The Beats with Meek"
https://youtu.be/WtcYjFZALCA

W A T C H T H E P E R F O R M A N C E S
O N Y O U T U B E :
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3...

L I S T EN O N S O U N D C L O U D :
https://soundcloud.com/adzknmusic/set...

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A R T I S T S
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Dezzy Andretti
www.instagram.com/dezzy_andretti
www.twitter.com/dezzy_andretti
BOOKINGS: 443-280-5402

Meek
www.youtube.com/meekismwisdom
BOOKINGS: [email protected]

DatDude CL
www.instagram.com/datdude.cl
www.genius.com/datdudecl
BOOKINGS: [email protected]

_____________________
MORE ABOUT
M A W A D I S I D I W A G :

"LIVE FROM THE ADZKN ARTIST HOUSE" is a collaboration with the MAWADISIDIWAG community arts project curated by The Aadizookaan.

“MAWADISIDIWAG” (mah-wah-dih-sid-e-wahg), which translates to "they visit each other" and is one of the original native american languages in the Detroit area known as Anishinaabemowin from the Anishinaabe people.

The MAWADISIDIWAG project seeks to share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities through the art of visiting people and places by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.

With this special series, we are uplifting the MAWADISIDIWAG project by supporting local and emerging artists in the Waawiiyatanong area (the land before it was colonized into Detroit) from the hood to international audiences.

This series helps build our collective stories through the elements of music, film and design as a way to build connections of humanity and connect the dots that improve the quality of life through the art of visiting and community organizing while also honoring our next generations coming to mother earth.

Let’s get to the future.

06/01/2021
Behind The Beats with Meek - MAWADISIDIWAG Interview

Behind the beats with Meek!
Live From The ADZKN Artist House: Square Pusher Edition

MEEK shares why she loves making beats, the perfect environment to make music, and why this type of collaborative work is necessary for the culture.

L I V E F R O M
T H E A D Z K N A R T I S T H O U S E
=====================
We have been featuring live performances from local artists and uplifting their messages and creative musical practices while honoring each one's spirit as we visit each other and create.

Multimedia Artist Mark Francis and Film Director & Photographer Eddy Garcia with creative direction from ishkode have teamed up to produce a live performance installation at the ADZKN Artist House in the attic studio, medicine garden stage, and creative locations inside/outside the space.

This live performance series features 3 artists each month performing a live piece of their work and also includes a gathering of ADZKN Music's artist network for further connections & collaborations.

_____________________
Produced by The Aadizookaan
www.facebook.com/ADZKN​
www.instagram.com/adzkn313​
www.ADZKZN.com​

Sound Design & Recording
MAFX
www.facebook.com/mafxdetroit​

Video Direction
Detroit Invaderz
www.instagram.com/detroitinvaderz​

Production Assistant
- Kelllzzz

_____________________
I N T E R V I E W :
"Behind The Beats with Meek"
https://youtu.be/WtcYjFZALCA

W A T C H T H E P E R F O R M A N C E S
O N Y O U T U B E:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3...

L I S T E N O N S O U N D C L O U D:
https://soundcloud.com/adzknmusic/set...

_____________________
A R T I S T S
_____________________
Dezzy Andretti
www.instagram.com/dezzy_andretti
www.twitter.com/dezzy_andretti
BOOKINGS: 443-280-5402

Meek
www.youtube.com/meekismwisdom
BOOKINGS: [email protected]

DatDude CL
www.instagram.com/datdude.cl
www.genius.com/datdudecl
BOOKINGS: [email protected]

_____________________
MORE ABOUT
M A W A D I S I D I W A G :

"LIVE FROM THE ADZKN ARTIST HOUSE" is a collaboration with the MAWADISIDIWAG community arts project curated by The Aadizookaan.

“MAWADISIDIWAG” (mah-wah-dih-sid-e-wahg), which translates to "they visit each other" and is one of the original native american languages in the Detroit area known as Anishinaabemowin from the Anishinaabe people.

The MAWADISIDIWAG project seeks to share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities through the art of visiting people and places by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.

With this special series, we are uplifting the MAWADISIDIWAG project by supporting local and emerging artists in the Waawiiyatanong area (the land before it was colonized into Detroit) from the hood to international audiences.

This series helps build our collective stories through the elements of music, film and design as a way to build connections of humanity and connect the dots that improve the quality of life through the art of visiting and community organizing while also honoring our next generations coming to mother earth.

Let’s get to the future.

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The indigenous people of what is now the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes region of North America have always referred to themselves as the Anishnaabeg, loosely translated into English as "The People," or "The Original People." The Anishnaabeg are commonly known today as the Ojibway (or Chippewa), the Odawa (or Ottawa), and the Bodowadomie (or Pottawatomie). Anishnaabeg creation stories trace their origins to the beginning of time, and the people believe that the Creator gave them a special relationship with the land on which they live. It is undisputed that American Indian peoples have lived in Michigan for much longer than non-Indian peoples, who have inhabited the area for just over 350 years (Cleland, 1992:11 In the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the People of the Three Fires, the Chippewa, Odawa, and Potawatomi, collectively known as the Anishinaabeg, negotiated a series of treaties with representatives of the United States government. These treaties continue to have force today. They affect the rights and privileges of both our Nations who are misnomered as Indians, blacks, negros, african and Euro-Americans One of the most fundamental differences separating Indians and Euro-Americans was in how they thought about land ownership. For the Anishinaabeg land was something "owned" by no one particular person. Like the air breathed by Indians or the water in which a canoe floated, the land was simply there to be used. Basil Johnston, a contemporary teller of traditional Ojibway stories, illustrates this sense of possession in his book Ojibway Ceremonies. In this volume he relates a story called "The Council" a speech made by Chief Mishi-Waub-Kaikaik. The Council had been called to discuss whether or not to sign treaties with the Whites. Mishi-Waub-Kaikaik told his fellow chiefs: To control and possess the land as the White Man wishes does not make sense. Can man possess a gust of the North Wind or a measure of flowing water? Can he control a mass of clouds or a herd of moose? No. Do not mistake the truth. It is not man who owns the land; it is the land that owns man. And we, the Anishnabeg, were placed on this land. From beginning to end it nourishes us; it quenches our thirst, it shelters us, and we follow the order of its seasons. It give us freedom to come and go according to its nature and its extent--great freedom when the extent is large, less freedom when it is small. And when we die we are buried within the land that outlives us all. We belong to the land by birth, by need, and by affection. And no man may presume to own the land. Only the tribe can do that." [Basil Johnston, Ojibway Ceremonies, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982); 1990 edition, p.169-170] Mishi-Waub-Kaik could not understand the White man's concept of property ownership, American law had only the most limited way to incorporate Mishi-Waub-Kaik's views. American law divided property rights into two types: usufructuary and fee simple. Usufructuary rights, or the rights to harvest the "bounty" of the land such as wild animals or wild plants without regard to personal ownership, is as close a match as American law held to the Indian concept of ownership. Usufructuary rights, however, were in American law always secondary to the concept of fee simple ownership. The concept of fee simple conveys to the owner a right to do with the land as the owner chooses. The land is held exclusively by the individual owner and can be used without regard to the wishes of the community. Although in the twentieth century fee simple ownership has been somewhat limited in practice, for example communities may pass zoning ordinances that control the type of land use or buildings that may be put up in a particular location, the concept of fee simple ownership remains the basic way American law discusses the land Just as there was a fundamental conceptual difference between the Anishinaabeg and the Euro-Americans over the concept of land ownership there was also a fundamental difference over the process through which an agreement was to be reached For the Indians, the most fundamental issue was finding a way to stay in their homeland and retain its use. Continual western settlement by Euro-Americans created a crisis among Indians. Treaty negotiations were a tool that could be used by Indians to attempt to hold the land, delay settlement, or when faced with inevitable White immigration, protect the tribe insofar as possible from the consequences of settlement. For the United States government treaties in the Great Lakes region had two goals. Prior to 1815 the basic objective was to maintain the peace. At a minimum treaties sought to assure the Indian tribes neutrality in the ongoing rivalry between the Americans in the Old Northwest Territory and the British in Canada. For a brief period Indian tribes were able to play off American and British interests in order to obtain favorable agreements. However, with the conclusion of the War of 1812 the Indians' ability to play the British against the Americans all but vanished. In this new environment treaties were transformed from a mechanism to maintain peace to a means through which to obtain the land. Government negotiators sought to "extinguish" such claims as the Indians might have to the land. This action prepared the way for the entry of white settlers into a particular area and the legal and orderly transfer of land ownership, as Euro-Americans understood this process, from the government to settlers. In general the negotiations held between Indians and the United States government were not conducted on a level playing field. The most obvious difference was that negotiations frequently followed a military defeat of the Indians or took place within a framework in which the Indians understood that, if necessary, the United States government would resort to military force. For example, The Battle of Fallen Timbers, which occurred in northern Ohio in 1794 represented a major military setback for the Indian tribes of the Great Lakes. It preceded and set the tone for the Treaty of Fort Greenville in 1795
We Must Reunite Like We Once Were!
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