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

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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