Race to Winterize on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By ali | October 13, 2018

In mid-July, a severe storm swept through the community of Oglala, South Dakota and other areas of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dozens of houses endured heavy damage to their siding, windows were broken, car windows and windshields were broken. By the time I visited the Rez a couple of weeks later, the devastation was … Read more

Kaya Jones and a Pretendian ambassadorship

By ali | October 12, 2018

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Kaya Jones basically told Natives to ‘get over genocide’. In the same video, she complains about how Natives aren’t helping her in her ambassadorship, that slavery had to happen in this country and that if she were in redface, maybe Natives would accept her and then still asks Natives to contact … Read more

Bojana Novakovic and two mockeries

By ali | August 30, 2018

Main image taken from Bojana Novakovic’s Facebook Page. On August 27th, a tweet by Delores Schilling called out actress Bojana Novakovic for fake crying next to a marker for the Trail of Tears. Hello @bojnovak, This was Brought to My Attention. I Wanted to Get your Comments on this Post. pic.twitter.com/k8PPw8jdfd — Delores Schilling (@DelSchilling) … Read more

There is a sense of helplessness…

By ali | August 22, 2018

There is a sense of helplessness that comes with knowing that something you’ve tried has failed. I’ve been in a position to reach out to certain artists and for the most part, nothing comes of trying to educate about cultural appropriation. I’d stopped reaching out to tattoo artists when responses from them were often aggressive … Read more

Race to Winterize on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

October 13, 2018

In mid-July, a severe storm swept through the community of Oglala, South Dakota and other areas of the Pine Ridge … Read more

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Bojana Novakovic and two mockeries

August 30, 2018

Main image taken from Bojana Novakovic’s Facebook Page. On August 27th, a tweet by Delores Schilling called out actress Bojana … Read more

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A problem with VAMPS

August 22, 2018

Originally appeared in tumblr, aliw117, 2016. Artist photo taken from their official Facebook Page.   For me, it was a … Read more

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Missio music and a skull in a headdress

August 21, 2018

[Image of the single ‘EVERYBODY GETS HIGH’ taken from Big Hassle publicity site.] A promo went through my timeline that … Read more

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SXSW Panel Picker “Playing Indian and Other Racist Nonsense”

August 6, 2018

Ali Watson and Johnnie Jae have submitted a SXSW Panel Picker proposal for the 2019 SXSW conference. The topic is … Read more

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Rachel Lorin officially appropriating part one

August 4, 2018

If there’s one thing that Indigenous people can count on from a number of non-Natives it’s cultural appropriation. Despite countless … Read more

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#NoAlohaPokeCo

July 31, 2018

For better than a year apparently, Chicago based business Aloha Poke Co has sent cease and desist letters to any … Read more

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Mic Moto and Maya Stewart

July 14, 2018

Sometime in February of 2018, Japanese jewelry and accessory designer Mic Moto posted on his Facebook Page a set of … Read more

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Lacrosse team reported racism in Dakota league, expelled

April 9, 2018

Deadspin shared a story of a number of majority Native players in three Lacrosse teams in a Dakota league who … Read more

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Maine West HS mascot

April 9, 2018

At the end of March, Illinois high school Maine West featured a ‘passing of the warbonnet’ type ceremony with one … Read more

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