Native Artists Online- Fall 2020 Edition

By Mickey B | October 24, 2020

I recently had an intriguing conversation with MAD, the artist formerly known as Maleaha Davenport, about the future of her art, collaboration, and her experience reconnecting with her roots and with her ancestors. MAD is a reconnecting multi-media ᏣᎳᎩ artist and poet that is currently undergoing the CNO enrollment process, on top of all things … Read more

Native Artists Online- Early March 2020 Edition

By Mickey B | March 2, 2020

Before I begin I want to take a moment to thank this month’s artist for such a powerful, honest and personal interview. Such a candid look at an Indigenous adoptee’s journey is rare and a real blessing for educating the collective societal ignorance surrounding this subject. I am humbled by Renee’s level of candor and … Read more

Native Artists (& Writers) Online: Interview With An Inspiring Writer Edition

By Mickey B | January 31, 2020

Happy New Year (if calendars are your thing, if not Happy Winter)! This month I’m taking a break from writing about art to revisit the first artist I wrote about in this series and explore one of her other passions, writing. If you follow Wapshkankwet/Sarah Perrot on social media and/or her Patreon, then you already know … Read more

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

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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Tattoos, artists and ink

August 10, 2018

For all the times that I’ve seen offensive tattoos with Native-esque symbols or items, there has always been one thing … 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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