Random Appropriation of the Day!

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“Headdress Bobby Pins” from lulus.com. Description reads: Dress up those lovely locks with our Headdress Bobby Pins! Choose from a pair of either pewter or brass pins for a cute new look. Features a chieftain coin at the tip of a 2″ long pin. Coin has a .5″ diameter. Comes in a set of two. Man made materials. Imported. Headdress …

Appropriations at Disney World Part 3: Disney Wilderness Lodge

In "tribal", American Indian, Disney, pacific northwest, plains, totem pole by Adrienne K.2 Comments

yeah, that’s a Navajo rug coke machine. Welcome to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge! The pictures that follow are all from the lobby of the hotel, which describes its decor as: Taking inspiration from the early 1900s—a time when the spirit of the American pioneer soared—and cues from Native American cultures, the theme of being in harmony with nature winds through Disney’s …

Tommy Tomahawk Update: School Board votes 3-2 to keep mascot

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Stilwell Public Schools’ board votes to keep Tommy Tomahawk Looks like Stilwell High School will keep it’s new mascot, after the school board hosted a special meeting in the school gym to hear “both sides” of the argument. The board heard from speakers from each side of the issue, and ultimately voted 3-2 in favor of the mascot.A disheartening and …

Native Link Roundup

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Russian Ice Dance Tribute to Aborigines Offensive to Aborigines “They have got the whole thing wrong,” said Stephen Page, artistic director of the respected indigenous group, the Bangarra Dance Company. Page said there were no traditional movements in the routine, the music sounded more like it came from India or Africa than Aboriginal Australia and the body paint looked like …

Appropriations at Disney World Part 2: Epcot and Animal Kingdom

In "tribal", African, American Indian, Aztec, Disney, First Nations, Mayan, totem pole by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Most of my pictures from Epcot come from the “World Showcase” which could be a dissertation in itself–it was fascinating to see which aspects and icons from countries they chose to feature, which were omitted, and how little explanation was given with the structures and images. The picture above (and most that follow) comes from the Canadian village, which was …

Appropriations at Disney World: Part 1 (Magic Kingdom)

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Friday night, 7 pm, my friend Monica and I decided to buy plane tickets to fly to Orlando for the weekend. She had scored some free all park passes, so we figured there was really no reason not to abandon all our school responsibilities and go. She was a trooper all weekend and put up with my random outbursts of …

Stilwell High School’s New Mascot

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(image via www.cherokeephoenix.org) I receive the Cherokee Phoenix (the Cherokee Nation newspaper) weekly by email, and today opened my inbox to this article about Stilwell HS (located in Stilwell, OK) and their new mascot, Tommy Tomahawk. Stilwell High School’s student population is 70% Native, the vast majority of whom are Cherokee. The Phoenix article is addressing the controversy surrounding Tommy’s …