Native Appropriations: Nelly Furtado’s “Big Hoops” Video: Native dancers represent!

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“Do you know how rare and exciting this moment is? A mainstream music artist used Native influences in her music video, and I HAVE NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY!!!!”

 

Be sure to check the behind the scenes video!

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Native Appropriations: Chelsea Handler in a headdress shirt

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“Last night on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler sported what appears to be a shirt with a big ol’ warbonnet on it. Chances are, it’s not from a Native designer–if it is, by all means correct me, and this becomes a very different post–but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not the worst, and she’s not wearing the headdress, unlike some of our other celebrity friends, but of course, it still makes me sigh.”
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Native Appropriations: You Heap Fine Valentine, and HOW.

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The Stanford “Indian”: Then and Now

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“We acknowledge that such imagery was not meant to be offensive when adopted. However, these images perpetuate stereotypes, are hurtful and offensive to American Indians and others, and are particularly inappropriate and insensitive in light of the history of forced assimilation that American Indian people have endured in this country.”
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Native Appropriations: Hey Kardashians: Why you so obsessed with me?

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“The Kardashians definitely make it to the worst offenders list.”
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Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I’m glad I have readers

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Yesterday I posted about an awesome Pepper Ann cartoon that dealt with Peppy “discovering” her Navajo ancestry. Then, some readers pointed out some even cooler things I didn’t notice upon first watch, and some pointed out how I had made some really poor language choices in my write-up, so I’ll get to that too.”   Click to read
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Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann “Dances with Ignorance”: Quality TV for an Indian Appropriator Near You!

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“Quick synopsis: teacher tells the class they’re doing heritage reports, Pepper Ann decides all of her European ancestry is “boring” and then her Dad informs her she’s actually 1/16 Navajo, and gives her a concho belt that belonged to her ancestor. Pepper Ann then gets super excited, relying on every stereotype possible to represent her new “Indianness”–war whooping, crying a single tear for littering, putting her brother in a cradle board, beating “war drums”, etc. The whole time her friends are telling her she’s being offensive and wrong, but she’s too caught up in her ficticious identity to care.”
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