Vote for our SXSW panel proposal!

By ali | November 16, 2020

This is our third year of proposing Native content and inclusion for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. Until 2018, I don’t recall seeing any Indigenous content from SXSW or by topic in panels. Our first year in 2018 of applying gave us some insight about how little visibility that modern Natives have in … Read more

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

It is not just “a feather in her hair”

By ali | July 13, 2020

Not too long ago, Rick Riordan, author of the popular Percy Jackson series, posted a blog about a character, Piper McClean, who is “part Cherokee”. The reason he wrote the blog was in response to backlash over the representation of the Cherokee character and the feathers that she wore in her hair. By the end … Read more

Just-a-bully Sarah

By ali | May 11, 2020

Update 7/9/2020. Over a year. I have said this numerous times and I express that with as much frustration now as when it kept going and going and going. On this point, I’m sure Sarah is out there somewhere tittering about all of it. New handle is @eatmyassbitxh, by the way. For over a year, … Read more

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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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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