Bring Those Voices Forward To Stand On Their Own

By Mickey B | March 16, 2021

While there is so much I could tell you about this wonderful and powerful woman, I know that the best way to give you the insight into her character and spirit that you deserve as readers is to let her work speak for itself.

Counting down to counting digital coup at SXSW

By ali | March 14, 2021

In just a few days, our panel “Cultural Appropriation: a fixable cultural crime” will become available at SXSW Online 2021. The conference itself will be digital and our panel will be available to view by attendees on March 16th, from 9:15am to 10:10am CST. “Counting coup” refers to a practice by some tribes and cultures … Read more

Native Tech

By Mickey B | March 8, 2021

Natives hear “Indigenous people can’t use modern tech then” when we protest the religious and cultural bigotry of those who misuse the sacred objects of several hundred separate and unique Indigenous American cultures but that is nothing more than an ignorant lie that hinges on the bigoted myth that Indigenous Americans played no part in tech development when the fact is Natives played a huge part in technology development from day one and we still do today.

Schooling Diana

By ali | February 2, 2021

For the millionth time. Elizabeth Warren is not Native. This weekend, a number of Natives ended up schooling Diana, whose ignorance had her attempting to dominate a Tweet by @aliwatson117, dismiss the education given her about Warren’s genealogy by numerous Natives, attempted to namedrop a former Cherokee principal chief as though yet another wild claim … Read more

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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Kaya Jones and a Pretendian ambassadorship

October 12, 2018

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Kaya Jones basically told Natives to ‘get over genocide’. In the same video, she complains about … Read more

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Bojana Novakovic and two mockeries

August 30, 2018

Main image taken from Bojana Novakovic’s Facebook Page. On August 27th, a tweet by Delores Schilling called out actress Bojana … Read more

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A problem with VAMPS

August 22, 2018

Originally appeared in tumblr, aliw117, 2016. Artist photo taken from their official Facebook Page.   For me, it was a … Read more

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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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A brief introduction on Pretendians

August 10, 2018

When using the term ‘Pretendian’, a mashup of ‘pretend’ and ‘Indian’, many Indigenous peoples will recognize it while some non-Natives … Read more

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