Who made the pretendian

By ali | June 13, 2021

How much or how little that I speak on this issue is dependent on the energy I have to put toward it. Thus, this may end up being more of a small series. While I have not spoken previously on this ‘alleged pretendian list’, I am aware of it. I’d meant to look into it … Read more

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.

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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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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