Random Appropriation of the Day! ("100 Secret Indian Prophecies")

March 30, 2011 — 6 Comments

Reader Winter Fox sent this over–apparently there are 100 secret Indian Prophecies (that will change your life forever!) out there, and The Sun has tracked them down. So exciting! We all know that every Indian is a magical shaman with mystical powers, so I’m glad The Sun has finally recognized that fact. ha.

Also, note that it’s right above “Elvis Coma Shocker”–it’s great that sacred religions and traditions are on the same level as this sort of investigative reporting. Gotta love tabloids.

(Thanks Winter Fox!)

Adrienne K.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09614372427696163757 Byron Rangiwai BA MA(1st Class Hons) PhD Candidate

    Would be great to add Maori to this. There are so many interesting example of Native Appropriation of Maori images.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04901157820779687718 Adrienne K.

    If you’ve got any examples, please send them over, I’d love to include some more examples from Indigenous groups outside the US. nativeappropriations@gmail.com!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01764767230813526982 Bihinix

    this is an obvious one Adrienne.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PORtZ07FROY&feature=player_embedded#at=15

    There is also a classic bit of our history regarding appropriation of the haka commonly called “The Haka Party Incident”. its actually difficult to find good online references of it (it happened in 1979) but here is one link:

    http://www.kiwipolitico.com/tag/haka-party-incident/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02619088923920622961 Daniel Waters

    I love how Elvis gets his own tag.

    P.s: I prophesize my foot up their ass.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15419448102673217220 noemi

    Ha!

    On appropriation of Maori images, check out Aroha dance classes in Germany. Yes, it’s a trademarked dance course based in part on the “war dance of the Maori”.

    http://www.aktivblog.de/aroha-kriegstanz-als-neuer-fitnesskurs/

    http://www.aroha-academy.de/aroha-im-detail.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01764767230813526982 Bihinix

    Noemi thanks, what a joke! those pricks.