Appropriating Indigenous Culture through Body Modification

By Marian Phillips We’ve all seen the image of a young white woman in a traditional Native American headdress prancing around Coachella. Every year, the image grows increasingly distasteful and racist. Despite the internet’s call for festival goers to abandon this appropriation of a culture that is not theirs, they have not. Recently, it was brought to my attention that a cast member of the … Continue reading Appropriating Indigenous Culture through Body Modification

Native Appropriations: Daily Encounters and Activist Fatigue

This is an excerpt from Adrienne K.’s blog Native Appropriations.  You can read the full post at NativeAppropriations.blogspot.com.

Yesterday morning I walked into my 7:15 am “Total Body Workout” class at the gym, laughing and joking with my friend. As I turned to get my hand weights and mat, my gaze fell upon a girl in the class…wearing this shirt.

I sighed and wrinkled my nose, but turned back to my friend to continue our conversation. A few minutes before class started, my friend whispered “Did you see her shirt?! Wasn’t that on your blog?” I nodded in response. Continue reading “Native Appropriations: Daily Encounters and Activist Fatigue”