10 examples of Indian mascots “honoring” Native peoples

In indian mascots, mascots, Uncategorized by Adrienne K.22 Comments

Indian mascots, they’re totes honoring to Native peoples, right? That’s what fans always tell us, at least. Inspired by this image above posted on twitter, from a Sonic in Benton, MO, I decided to take some time to compile a list of just a few instances of how these mascots totally “honor” Native people. This is just from memory, btw. There …

Interest Convergence, FSU, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida

In indian mascots, mascots, stereotypes, Uncategorized by Adrienne K.42 Comments

Live and learn. I guess the “quick post” model failed–you should see my inbox. Guys, I know the Seminole Tribe of Florida has worked with FSU and offered their approval of the mascot and associated images. I know quite a bit about the relationship, actually, and I’ve been learning quite a bit more in the last day or so…thanks to the strongly worded …

New Billboard for Florida State’s MBA Program

In indian mascots, random appropriation, stereotypes by Adrienne K.27 Comments

Florida State University (home of the “Seminoles”) has unveiled a new billboard for their MBA program. I always wonder how these types of things make it through so many layers of approval. Kirsten who sent it over said this has been their slogan for awhile, apparently. While we’re at it, have you seen the new commercial made by students in …

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 …

When offensive Indian mascots hit too close to home

In I Am Not A Mascot, indian mascots, mascots, stanford indian, Stanford mascot by Adrienne K.79 Comments

I posted on Monday about some of my amazing Native friends that I got to catch up with while on campus for my college reunion. I had an incredible weekend, so much fun, but there was a bit of a dark underbelly to it all when I went to our homecoming football game. I’ve written several times about how Stanford …

Midweek Motivation: "Savage That", an awesome video by Dartmouth Natives

In Darmouth, indian mascots, mascots, mid-week motivation, savage that, videos by Adrienne K.9 Comments

I have a million things swimming in my head this week (I promise I’ll write about some of them soon)–from the hideous Coachella headdress pics that keep popping up in my inbox, to those new Johnny Depp/Navajo pictures, to the water rights ish going down in Navajo, to this ridiculously racist kid’s party…and sometimes I just need a little push …

Harvard "Lampoon Indians" vs. Harlem Globetrotters

In Harlem Globetrotters, Harvard, Harvard Lampoon, I Am Not A Mascot, indian mascots, mascots by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

Welcome to Harvard, where we show extreme insensitivity toward members of our community in the name of humor! Tonight, members of the Harvard Lampoon, a student-run humor magazine that’s been around since 1876, will be playing a game of basketball against the Harlem Globetrotters. The name the hilarious Lampoon-ites have chosen for their team? The Lampoon Indians. The screenshot above …

The Fighting Sioux are back: My passionate plea against Indian mascots

In fighting sioux, indian mascots, mascots, racism by Adrienne K.15 Comments

As of last Wednesday, University of North Dakota (UND) has reinstated their use of the “Fighting Sioux” mascot, which was banned last year. Residents of the state gathered over 17,000 signatures to put the issue on the ballot in the upcoming elections, and the UND administration says that they wanted to show that they “honor the refrendum process” by reinstating …

OMG so much to talk about!

In beyond buckskin, fighting sioux, hipster headdress, indian mascots, link roundup, menominee language, samantha crain, week in the life of a stereotypical Indian by Adrienne K.7 Comments

Hey Guys, I have been so impressed (saddened? angered?) by all of your “Week in the Life of a Stereotypical Indian” submissions, that I’ve been culling through them all for the last week or so. I promise a post next week breaking it all down–but in order to do that, I’d love some of your reflections about what the experience …

The Stanford "Indian": Then and Now

In Higher Ed, I heart Stanford, indian mascots, stanford indian, Stanford mascot by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

I just came back from an amazing long weekend in the Bay Area, where I was at a training to be on my reunion homecoming committee (5th year reunion! I’m either really old or really young, depending on your perspective). I seriously love my alma mater more than is probably healthy. But this is a place that I credit with …