Interest Convergence, FSU, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida

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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 …

Hello NativeAppropriations.com!

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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 …

An Acceptable Ignorance

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(Photo (c) Adam Sings in the Timber) AK note: when I get frustrated in my courses at school, or I have a lot to get off my chest, I write narratives like the one below. They’re an outlet for me, I write them like I’m writing to post them here, but then I usually keep them to myself, in a …

Why don’t you write?: Some reflections of 7 months of blogging

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(Leather postcard found at an estate sale by Jodi–great use of the alcohol, right? geez.) Many of you have probably noticed the blog has been a bit quiet this summer, going from about five posts a week during the school year to, like, one–if that. I’m not going anywhere, I promise! I’ve just been finding it a bit hard to …

Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passes

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 (image via cherokee.org) Not an appropriation, but a sad day for Indian Country. Wilma Mankiller, the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and the first woman to be elected to the position, passed away this morning. The press release from the Cherokee Nation is below: Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away this morning.  Mankiller …

Really, Dictionary.com? Definition of "Indian Country"

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I’m writing a paper, and was looking for a clear way to define “Indian Country” for my non-Native professor who is not well versed in Indian issues, so I googled. Dictionary.com told me:  Indian country: –noun (esp. during the U.S. westward migration) any region where one was likely to encounter Indians, esp. hostile Indians. “especially hostile Indians”? Seriously? in 2010, …

Appropriations at Disney World: Part 1 (Magic Kingdom)

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Friday night, 7 pm, my friend Monica and I decided to buy plane tickets to fly to Orlando for the weekend. She had scored some free all park passes, so we figured there was really no reason not to abandon all our school responsibilities and go. She was a trooper all weekend and put up with my random outbursts of …