All your eagles are belong to us

By ali | July 17, 2019

Many Natives in the U.S. were not aware that a petition has been put forth that pushes for loosening and changing regulations over who can request and possess feathers and bird parts from protected species, such as eagles. The original Facebook post indicated that the original deadline was July 1st to submit comments. It was … Read more

Photographers are to blame

By ali | June 25, 2019

Appropriating Indigenous cultures has been going on for a very long time. Anytime something appropriating Indigenous cultures or racist comes up, it doesn’t matter what Natives might say in protest, most often the person doing the wrong thing claims it’s to “honor” us. Much the same way people think that Native mascots honor us. It … Read more

Pretendian @kodeerants on Twitter

By ali | 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 Native based on family lore, ‘I have Native in me’, ‘I’m part Native/tribe’ – ‘I’m a descendant of Pocahontas’. In the real world, when I’m among the general public, it’s often that, one hundred percent … Read more

White Clay Wendy mock dances at 2019 DMPW

By ali | March 26, 2019

Between Facebook and Twitter, there were plenty of video snippets shared of a white woman who had taken someone’s eagle feather bustle, slung it over her shoulders and danced Costner style with it. Just a PSA: don’t do what this lady did pic.twitter.com/v1kodaKw1r — Kayak (@Ms_Yellowhorse) March 24, 2019 While it’s obviously wrong to take … Read more

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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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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