Hello NativeAppropriations.com!

In Uncategorized by Adrienne K.11 Comments

Hi Everyone! If you hadn’t noticed, something is a little different around here…I finally took the plunge and made the switch over to wordpress and my own domain (omg I know, right?). I’m super excited, and relieved that most of the transition seems to have gone relatively smoothly, though there are still a lot of little things that need fixing …

Dear Defender of the new Atlanta Braves Cap

In Atlanta Braves, ESPN, indian mascots, mascots, MLB, professional sports, Uni Watch by Adrienne K.12 Comments

Dear entitled-full-of-sh*t-not-so-secretly-racist fan of Indian mascots, I’m pretty sick of your behavior right now. I’ve written a lot of well-reasoned posts about mascots. I’ve provided both appeals to emotion and to science. I’ve shared stories about how people “like you” have changed their minds about Indian mascots. I’ve shared my own experiences about how I, as a Native person, feel when …

Idle No More Los Angeles Solidarity Rally

In Adam Beach, Canada, Idle No More, Indigenous Rights, Los Angeles, Native rights, Solidarity rally, Theresa Spence by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Long exposure on the hoop dancer…all artistic and stuff. I wanted to try something different to share my experience at the Idle No More solidarity rally in LA on Friday, so I made a podcast-of-sorts. I give some thoughts on the Idle No More movement, a little background, and set the scene. But then, the exciting part, I was able …

We live in a culture of violence, and it needs to stop.

In Canada, First Nations, Idle No More, VAWA, violence against Native women, violences against Native Peoples by Adrienne K.9 Comments

(Photo courtesy of Save Wįyąbi Project, who are doing truly amazing work) I sat in my apartment in a daze today, thinking about the poor babies in Connecticut, and how many families’ lives were irreversibly changed. I kept thinking about my mom, a second grade teacher in California, and how her only responsibility as a teacher for 23 beautiful 7 year olds should …

Ignorant and Malignant: The Hate Mail Cometh

In hate mail, life of a blogger, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret fashion show by Adrienne K.64 Comments

One of the realities of having a blog is getting hate mail. No matter what you put on the internet, chances are, someone is going to disagree with it, and chances are, they’ll want to tell you about it. Now, I get a lot of love-mail, which always makes my day–stories of how you’ve used the blog to educate classmates, …

Native Video Round-Up: Johnny Depp, Identity, and Poetry

In 1491s, Johnny Depp, native film, Native video round up, poetry, Tonto, Well Red by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

I know things have been quiet around here for a few weeks, and I apologize. I’ve been traveling all over the place talking, and talking, and talking some more. I had great visits to ASU and Columbia, and was supposed to be on an awesome panel with Phil Deloria, Suzan Harjo, and Carla Fredericks in NYC, but it was unfortunately …