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

Native Artists Online’s Big Winter Gift Giving Guide

By Mickey B | November 5, 2019

It’s that time of year, whether you are buying gifts for winter holidays, traditional ceremony or solstice chances are that in the next several weeks you are going to be gift shopping and if you’re like most of us you want to #BuyNative so here is Native Artists Online’s Big Winter Gift Giving Guide. Filled … Read more

Native Artists Online- October Special: Halloween & Fall Color 2019 Edition

By Mickey B | October 3, 2019

BEADS! This special all-month edition is packed full of beautiful beads, birch bark, ribbon shirts and more. Since this series started with the work of Wapshkankwet this article will too- she has a wonderful series of Halloween inspired work, some in collaboration with @devilishgrin000 And speaking of this dynamic duo… Hey hey. girl has some … Read more

Native Artists Online- Late September 2019 Edition

By Mickey B | September 16, 2019

For this edition of Native Artists Online I talked to an amazing young artist whose talent is as undeniable as her generosity and commitment to traditional Native craft arts. Courtney Bunker’s work spans multiple Native traditions and she brings a fresh perspective to her dedication to traditional craft and artistry, she also makes great tutorials … Read more

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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