Midweek Motivation Videos: 1491s and Hipster Fashion

In 1491s, fashion, mid-week motivation, native film, videos, youtube by Adrienne K.4 Comments

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a couple of fun Native videos that have been making the rounds on the internets that I thought I would share.

First up, the latest video from the 1491s–the Native sketch comedy group that brought us the Wolfpack auditions, Day in the Life of a Powwow MC, as well as the gorgeous poem Geronimo E-KIA, and many more–simply entitled “hunting”:

Next, a great satire/parody of cultural appropriation in the fashion world (that is probably a little too true to life in some instances). Filmmaker Daniella Pineda sent it over with this quick back story:

This is a new video I made about a fictitious actress who starts her own “Native American Fashion line.” I live in Brooklyn so like I’m bombarded with drunk white hipster girls dancing around with headdresses. Also this past summer urban outfitters and top shop were pushing this hard. So I made this video.

“…or a happy trail of tears!” haha. Love it.


youtube links:
“Hunting”: a Short Film by the 1491’s
DW Diaz’s new fashion line: Genocide Chic

(Thanks Ryan and Daniella!)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10434882024674242926 Steve Julian

    Hahahah “magically small pox diamonds”, “happy trail of tears”

    good stuff. funny.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11205761007930512045 Amy

    Is that holla… or CHALLAH? (caust)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11391821692246018955 Mallory Whiteduck

    Hilarious! Thanks for sharing… Noticed a bit of Anishinabemowin in the 1491s video. I think one of the first lines translated to “I am from the Bear Clan.”

    For another laugh, check out Ryan McMahon, a.k.a. Clarence Twotoes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh7yH5W2Ixc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15831016918886850574 Sarah

    Brilliant and fun