Bubba Otep of the Pretendian and Fake Ally peoples

By ali | March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Bubba Otep of the Pretendian and Fake Ally peoples

[Image from Victory Records Press site for Otep. Note: Otep threatened me with her publicist. Never heard from them. Update: Otep says she’s not with Victory Records anymore (my apologies to Victory Records) so here’s her page on Napalm Records. Enjoy the new age description.] After a couple of days of Otep being an asshole … Read more

Kaya Jones and a Pretendian ambassadorship

By ali | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

Missio music and a skull in a headdress

By ali | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

[Image of the single ‘EVERYBODY GETS HIGH’ taken from Big Hassle publicity site.] A promo went through my timeline that linked to this: Dive into the MISSIO realm! Play our game to unlock exclusive content. You won’t come close to beating my score… https://t.co/BFdRTv0Grl pic.twitter.com/JmLT7T1J9M — MISSIO (@MissioMusic) June 2, 2017 The title “EVERYBODY GETS … Read more

A brief introduction on Pretendians

By ali | August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When using the term ‘Pretendian’, a mashup of ‘pretend’ and ‘Indian’, many Indigenous peoples will recognize it while some non-Natives may be left wondering. There are at least two different avenues leading to a Pretendian. We’ll be looking at the two most common. One will be familiar enough immediately. The second, not so much so … Read more

Tattoos, artists and ink

By ali | August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

For all the times that I’ve seen offensive tattoos with Native-esque symbols or items, there has always been one thing clear — there are at least two people at fault for the offense. The person getting the disrespectful image, and the tattoo artist who inked it on them. Some time ago, I took the time … Read more

Rachel Lorin officially appropriating part one

By ali | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing that Indigenous people can count on from a number of non-Natives it’s cultural appropriation. Despite countless examples of how offensive such a practice is, there are still those who disregard that respect and do it anyway. The average person can often fly under the radar anywhere else online, but when it … Read more

#NoAlohaPokeCo

By ali | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

For better than a year apparently, Chicago based business Aloha Poke Co has sent cease and desist letters to any business with ‘Aloha’ and ‘Poke’ in their name, according to tweets and reports. It seemed to have recently been boosted into a wider audience with a Facebook video though the actions by this company appear … Read more

Lacrosse team reported racism in Dakota league, expelled

By ali | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deadspin shared a story of a number of majority Native players in three Lacrosse teams in a Dakota league who shared instances of racism. Subsequently, the league expelled the three teams. Read the article here on Deadspin. Three native teams booted out of a lacrosse league by white officials. The teams aren’t allowed to play … Read more

Jaxx Layne’s Boutique and Rail Three Ranch

By ali | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cultural appropriation by non-Natives is not something new. It’s something that Natives have tried educating about for decades. Sometimes some people or businesses ‘get it’. Many times, that’s not the case. As with Jaxx Layne’s Boutique. Example: Purse was $48!! Now $25!!!! 😎 pic.twitter.com/stt0fZ5GTo — Jaxx Layne’s Boutique (@JaxxLayne) March 28, 2018 I support real … Read more