Top 11 posts of 2011!

In all sorts of randomness, blood quantum, Halloween, miley cyrus, spirit hoods, Top posts of 2011, yay life tribe by Adrienne K.5 Comments

Hi Friends, It’s almost 2012! How are these for some slightly embarassing statistics–my 2010 blog post count: 158 and 2011? only 58. (Where did those 100 posts go?) But don’t worry, my goal for 2012: 5 million blog posts!!! Or at least more than once every three weeks. Also look for a blog re-design in the new year, as well …

Students respond to ABC’s "Children of the Plains"

In ABC 20 20, Awesome high schoolers, Children of the Plains, Diane Sawyer, Pine Ridge by Adrienne K.14 Comments

“I know what you probably think of us…we saw the special too. Maybe you saw a picture, or read an article. But we want you to know, we’re more than that…We have so much more than poverty.” I know many of you saw the Diane Sawyer 20/20 special “Children of the Plains,” and I let it pass by without much …

Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I’m glad I have readers

In Dances with Ignorance, Disney Channel, follow up, oops, Pepper Ann by Adrienne K.9 Comments

Yesterday I posted about an awesome Pepper Ann cartoon that dealt with Peppy “discovering” her Navajo ancestry. Then, some readers pointed out some even cooler things I didn’t notice upon first watch, and some pointed out how I had made some really poor language choices in my write-up, so I’ll get to that too. 1) Pepper Ann’s best friend Milo …

Pepper Ann "Dances with Ignorance": Quality TV for an Indian Appropriator Near You!

In Apparently Disney can properly represent Indians, Dances with Ignorance, Disney Channel, Must see TV, Pepper Ann, stereotyping 101 by Adrienne K.7 Comments

I spotted this video on My Culture is Not a Trend last night, and had to share. Pepper Ann is/was(?) a cartoon on the Disney Channel, featuring a super awkward, kinda oblivious, but nearly always endearing main character, Pepper Ann. I had flashbacks to the theme song when I started watching this…Pepper Ann, Pepper Ann, she’s much too cool for …

Cambridge 5K Yulefest Postcards, Really?

In Cambridge 5k, christmas Indians, stereotyping, Yulefest by Adrienne K.20 Comments

“Yulefest” is a Cambridge, MA tradition of sorts, a Holiday-themed 5k race through the streets of Cambridge, ending at a big tent full of beer. It’s considered to be irreverent, silly, and (from what I’ve heard) an overall good time. “Creative holiday wear” and costumes are encouraged, and everyone has a grand ol’ time. Until now. Cause I’m not having …