Missio music and a skull in a headdress

[Image of the single ‘EVERYBODY GETS HIGH’ taken from Big Hassle publicity site.] A promo went through my timeline that linked to this: Dive into the MISSIO realm! Play our game to unlock exclusive content. You won’t come close to beating my score… https://t.co/BFdRTv0Grl pic.twitter.com/JmLT7T1J9M — MISSIO (@MissioMusic) June 2, 2017 The title “EVERYBODY GETS … Read more

Tattoos, artists and ink

For all the times that I’ve seen offensive tattoos with Native-esque symbols or items, there has always been one thing clear — there are at least two people at fault for the offense. The person getting the disrespectful image, and the tattoo artist who inked it on them. Some time ago, I took the time … Read more

SXSW Panel Picker “Playing Indian and Other Racist Nonsense”

Ali Watson and Johnnie Jae have submitted a SXSW Panel Picker proposal for the 2019 SXSW conference. The topic is “Playing Indian and Other Racist Nonsense“. With this panel, we propose to address the harm of trends such as Pretendian-ism, or the act of pretending to be Indigenous, such as claiming to be Cherokee or … Read more

Rachel Lorin officially appropriating part one

If there’s one thing that Indigenous people can count on from a number of non-Natives it’s cultural appropriation. Despite countless examples of how offensive such a practice is, there are still those who disregard that respect and do it anyway. The average person can often fly under the radar anywhere else online, but when it … Read more

Jaxx Layne’s Boutique and Rail Three Ranch

Cultural appropriation by non-Natives is not something new. It’s something that Natives have tried educating about for decades. Sometimes some people or businesses ‘get it’. Many times, that’s not the case. As with Jaxx Layne’s Boutique. Example: Purse was $48!! Now $25!!!! 😎 pic.twitter.com/stt0fZ5GTo — Jaxx Layne’s Boutique (@JaxxLayne) March 28, 2018 I support real … Read more

Hamilton Collectibles and appropriation on cats, dogs and fairies

It started with one tweet: At the vet and just ran into this in a cat magazine. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY? pic.twitter.com/aDxV3XCAol — Robohontas (@robohontas) February 7, 2018 Upon looking through Hamilton Collectible’s website, there are a number of lines that they have that appropriate Indigenous cultures. A dog “Feathers ‘N Fur” Yorkie Wild West Figurine Collection described … Read more

The first Super Bowl with pics

On  February 5, 2017, Buzzfeed posted an article about the first Super Bowl along with a number of photos. This included a couple of pics depicting a group of young women wearing faux Northern Plains style headdresses and engaged in a mockery dance. While the photos were interesting enough and showing that cultural appropriation was a … Read more