Reflections on 3 years at Native Appropriations

In academia, activism, reflections by Adrienne K.6 Comments

This morning my brain woke me up wide awake at 5am, just opened my eyes, ready to go, like this were a normal and everyday experience. The reality is quite the opposite–most mornings I hit snooze more than I care to admit. My brain was whirring from the moment I blinked awake, and I decided to put to paper some …

Daily Encounters and Activist Fatigue: The Girl with the Headdress Shirt

In activism, hipster headdress, social justice, urban outfitters by Adrienne K.24 Comments

Yesterday morning I walked into my 7:15 am “Total Body Workout” class at the gym, laughing and joking with my friend. As I turned to get my hand weights and mat, my gaze fell upon a girl in the class…wearing this shirt. I sighed and wrinkled my nose, but turned back to my friend to continue our conversation. A few …

Dartmouth Native Vigilantes?

In activism, American Indian, dartmouth, mascots, vigilantes by Adrienne K.1 Comment

(image via ivygateblog.com) Last night several of these anonymous signs were posted around the campus of Dartmouth College on the lawns of greek organizations and in front of administration buildings. The text on the sign above, posted at the Psi Upsilon house, reads: Dear Brothers of Psi U, You have been charged with representing your brotherhood to Dartmouth as racist …