cultural appropriation

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Native Appropriations

A site dedicated to discussing and profiling instances of cultural appropriation and other stereotypical and problematic representations of Native peoples
Jan 29, 2014
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I'm Jamaican but it's not Rob Ford's patois that offends me

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson
Rob Ford speaking Jamaican may enhance his image as "down-to-earth" (not), but it should not discourage us from critically examining issues such as politicians friending socially marginalized groups.
Aug 23, 2012

Activist Communique: DIY sweat lodge?

Krystalline Kraus
Instead of authentic traditional healing or ceremony, what the mainstream gets is a murky spiritual soup, weakened by the lack of authority and traditional knowledge.
Mar 3, 2012

What's in a name, Urban Outfitters?

The recent lawsuit launched by the Navajo Nation against Urban Outfitters is an example of one way in which indigenous peoples are protecting our collective rights.
Jul 18, 2011

Death and the plastic shamans

Krystalline Kraus
Cultural appropriation and theft has pushed the Lakota Sioux to take to court one profit-making provider of 'traditional sweat lodge' retreats, after three people died at his Arizona ranch.


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