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

By ali | March 20, 2019

Image from Twitter account @MikaelaPaw On March 16th, a tweet from the account Turning Point USA made a bold claim that ‘if you want to see an example of failed socialism, visit an Indian reservation’. It included a video tagging the account @/MikaelaPaw. It also included a truncated video of Russel Means, a well known … Read more

Bubba Otep and a joke apology

By ali | March 16, 2019

This joke of an apology appeared in Otep’s Twitter. A few days ago, a bit of a melee broke out on my feed. Lots of heated rhetoric on both sides & things got ugly. I sincerely apologize for my part in it. There’s bigger fights to fight & I’m sorry. — 👑 OTEP SHAMAYA 👑 … Read more

Bubba Otep of the Pretendian and Fake Ally peoples

By ali | March 14, 2019

[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

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

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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Jaxx Layne’s Boutique and Rail Three Ranch

April 9, 2018

Cultural appropriation by non-Natives is not something new. It’s something that Natives have tried educating about for decades. Sometimes some … Read more

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Hamilton Collectibles and appropriation on cats, dogs and fairies

February 7, 2018

It started with one tweet: At the vet and just ran into this in a cat magazine. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY? pic.twitter.com/aDxV3XCAol — … Read more

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The first Super Bowl with pics

February 5, 2018

On  February 5, 2017, Buzzfeed posted an article about the first Super Bowl along with a number of photos. This included … Read more

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