Have you ever seen a real Indian?: AICF’s ad campaign

In advertising, American Indian College Fund, identity by Adrienne K.7 Comments

(image via http://www.americanindiancollegefund.org) For some reason, this week has offered me a host of examples of insensitivity and ignorance surrounding Indian identity and identity politics. I’ve gotten in intense arguments and conversations in classes, I’ve confronted a colleague who told me, to my face, that the reason the US and Canada were different in terms of policies towards their Indigenous …

Random Appropriation of the Day!

In headdress, hipsters, random appropriation by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(Image via http://hipsterpuppies.tumblr.com/) Today’s random appropriation comes from Hipster Puppies, a pretty adorable tumblr feed playing off hipster stereotypes by captioning pictures of dogs. The above image was posted with this caption: “lola got booted from the kickball team after just showing up every week and drinking” In the words of tipster MK: “I’m gonna hope the caption about drinking has …

Dartmouth Native Vigilantes?

In activism, American Indian, dartmouth, mascots, vigilantes by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(image via ivygateblog.com) Last night several of these anonymous signs were posted around the campus of Dartmouth College on the lawns of greek organizations and in front of administration buildings. The text on the sign above, posted at the Psi Upsilon house, reads: Dear Brothers of Psi U, You have been charged with representing your brotherhood to Dartmouth as racist …

Indigenous Olympics Link Roundup Part 2

In First Nations, indigenous, link roundup, Olympics, Vancouver Games by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

(Image via http://www.ryanmcmahoncomedy.com) Here are a few more links examining the Indigenous presence in the games! Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples & The Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Unprecedented Inclusion?- Ryan McMonohon Comedy The argument I’ve been hearing is that with the “inclusion” of First Nations in the games marks the NEW start to a world wide relationship with us as Aboriginal Peoples living …

Indigenous Olympics link roundup

In link roundup, Olympics, Vancouver Games by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

As promised, I’ve tried to pull together some informative links/articles/blog posts about the Indigenization of the winter Olympics. This is by no means exhaustive (not even close!) so if anyone has more, please send them my way! An Indigenous Olympics?- Toban Black via Sociological Images (AK note: this is a fantastic, well researched, well written piece, I wanted to quote …

Jessica Alba is all about the Pendleton

In fashion, jessica alba, pendleton by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Thanks to @lanova33 for pointing me to these pics of Jessica Alba sporting the pendleton jacket and braids in Texas last week. A couple more below:   All pics are from her twitter feed, and can be found here: http://tweetphoto.com/8721265 (Thanks Lanova!)

Looks like Rachel Zoe was right…

In "tribal", fashion, pendleton, rachel zoe by Adrienne K.2 Comments

(image via The Sartorialist) Remember back in January when I posted the Rachel Zoe report about Lindsay Thornburg’s Pendleton cloaks? Looks like they’ve invaded the NY fashion scene. I found this picture this morning on The Sartorialist, one of my favorite fashion blogs of on-the-street fashion, by photographer Scott Schuman. He tends to have his fingers on the pulse of …

Random Appropriation of the Day!

In fashion, Hermes, random appropriation by Adrienne K.2 Comments

My friend Yve found this Hermes scarf online.  Called “Pani La Shar Pawnee”, it retails for $420, and features a border of feathers and a vintage-looking Native photo. The image can be clicked for a bigger version, or the website has a zoom function as well. The scarf can be found here. Apparently there were earlier, limited editions as well. …