Ecko "Weekend Warrior" Update: "the intentions of the Weekend Warrior line were never to be racist, but to be fun."

In Ecko, headdress shirt, non apology, skull headdress, stereotyping, weekend warrior by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

On Thursday I posted about Ecko Unltd’s disturbing “Weekend Warrior” line featuring headdresses on skulls, and tied it into a larger trend featuring similar images. A reader went over to the Ecko FB page and posted a link to my blog post, as well as another link that shows adorable Native kiddos talking about mascots and stereotyping. Ecko’s response? “Hi …

Ecko’s "Weekend Warrior" Line and Headdressed Skulls Everywhere

In Ecko, headdress, headdress shirt, hipster headdress, Macys, skull headdress, urban outfitters by Adrienne K.21 Comments

Yesterday my BFF and biggest fan Marj texted me this image from the Ecko outlet in Washington. I believe my exact response was “OMG wtf?!?!” Notice at the bottom the tagline is “Party your face off.” Yeah, not offensive at all. So I turned to the googles to see what this was all about. A quick search brought me to …

I eat stereotypes like you for breakfast.

In advertising, branding, land o lakes, noble savage, plains, Stereotype Breakfast, stereotypes by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

My friend Jeremiah sent me this picture last night via twitter, and in my head, I thought “I could make some stereotype biscuits for breakfast!” Which got me thinking. How many products with stereotypical imagery could I fit in one imaginary breakfast? All of these products are readily available (though some are regional), and I decided not to include vintage …

Thank you, and moving forward

In clarifications, moving forward, my readers are the best, thank you by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters of Native Appropriations, I am beyond humbled at the outpouring of support and praise I received after my last post. I am so grateful for your kind and powerful comments, tweets, emails, and phone calls–and it was so unexpected. I wrote the post not thinking anyone was going to read the nearly 4000 word behemoth, and …

Real Indians Don’t Care About Tonto

In activist fatigue, Culture Cops, identity, Johnny Depp, Lone Ranger, Native identity, Scott Richard Lyons, stereotypes, Tonto by Adrienne K.155 Comments

You know what I’ve learned in the last few months? Apparently I’m not a real Indian. Apparently, going to grad school and questioning how Native people are portrayed in pop culture makes me less “real.” I knew, in starting this blog, that being a white-looking Cherokee from SoCal trying to talk about Native issues would cause some problems, and my …