Native Artists Online- Fall 2020 Edition

By Mickey B | October 24, 2020

I recently had an intriguing conversation with MAD, the artist formerly known as Maleaha Davenport, about the future of her art, collaboration, and her experience reconnecting with her roots and with her ancestors. MAD is a reconnecting multi-media ᏣᎳᎩ artist and poet that is currently undergoing the CNO enrollment process, on top of all things … Read more

Native Artists Online- Early March 2020 Edition

By Mickey B | March 2, 2020

Before I begin I want to take a moment to thank this month’s artist for such a powerful, honest and personal interview. Such a candid look at an Indigenous adoptee’s journey is rare and a real blessing for educating the collective societal ignorance surrounding this subject. I am humbled by Renee’s level of candor and … Read more

Native Artists (& Writers) Online: Interview With An Inspiring Writer Edition

By Mickey B | January 31, 2020

Happy New Year (if calendars are your thing, if not Happy Winter)! This month I’m taking a break from writing about art to revisit the first artist I wrote about in this series and explore one of her other passions, writing. If you follow Wapshkankwet/Sarah Perrot on social media and/or her Patreon, then you already know … Read more

Native Artists Online- December Edition

By Mickey B | December 3, 2019

This month I interviewed Tiwuxiwulh (@Tiwuxiwulh on twitter) to learn more about the fascinating world of cedar weaving and I was not disappointed. I found an artist who is committed to their community and to honoring this important traditional art form. Rooted in his ancestors teachings, his activism, his love and respect for cedar, and … Read more

Depp Sauvage: the scent of appropriation

September 6, 2019

On August 30th, Dior tweeted about the newest version of a long standing scent titled, “Sauvage”. In the ten second … Read more

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2020 SXSW Panel Picker Proposal on Cultural Appropriation

July 22, 2019

Cultural Appropriation: are you guilty? Click here to vote now! Last year, a little birdy at SXSW told me that … Read more

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All your eagles are belong to us

July 17, 2019

Many Natives in the U.S. were not aware that a petition has been put forth that pushes for loosening and … Read more

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Photographers are to blame

June 25, 2019

Appropriating Indigenous cultures has been going on for a very long time. Anytime something appropriating Indigenous cultures or racist comes … Read more

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Pretendian @kodeerants on Twitter

May 17, 2019

There’s a few stereotypes about non-Natives that many of us roll our eyes at to this day. Claiming to be … Read more

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White Clay Wendy mock dances at 2019 DMPW

March 26, 2019

Between Facebook and Twitter, there were plenty of video snippets shared of a white woman who had taken someone’s eagle … Read more

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Mikkkaela Br’erPaws: a failed pretendian who’s never been to the Rez (probably)

March 20, 2019

Image from Twitter account @MikaelaPaw On March 16th, a tweet from the account Turning Point USA made a bold claim … Read more

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Bubba Otep and a joke apology

March 16, 2019

This joke of an apology appeared in Otep’s Twitter. A few days ago, a bit of a melee broke out … Read more

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Bubba Otep of the Pretendian and Fake Ally peoples

March 14, 2019

[Image from Victory Records Press site for Otep. Note: Otep threatened me with her publicist. Never heard from them. Update: … Read more

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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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