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 …

Fighting Sioux Part 2: The Science

In American Indian College Fund, fighting sioux, mascots, psychological research, stephanie fryburg by Adrienne K.9 Comments

Part II: So, still unconvinced after my Part I emotional plea? You can refute my “feelings” all you want. But how about a real, peer-reviewed scientific study? You can’t mess with a one-two punch of emotions AND science, right? In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, Dr. Stephanie Fryburg (Stanford Almuna and one of …

This is just wrong.

In indian mascots, Redskins, Victoria's Secret by Adrienne K.10 Comments

This picture was taken by my friend Kelsey at a Victoria’s Secret store in DC. I can break it down, but I think the image speaks for itself. What kind of society do we live in that this type of overt racism is not only accepted, but celebrated in our nation’s capital? Earlier: Nudie Neon Indians and the Sexualization of …

A Reminder of Why This Blog Exists: One Reader’s Experience

In indian mascots, stanford indian by Adrienne K.9 Comments

  AK note: I wanted to share this email I received last week from a fellow Stanford alum, who let me know how this blog changed his thinking about Indian mascots and Indian issues. As might have been clear in my post about activist fatigue, it’s sometimes hard to keep fighting this battle day in and day out, but hearing …

Thanks for the severed head, you’ve proved my point.

In blackhawks, flyers, headdress, impaled head, indian headdress, indian mascots, mascots, stanly cup by Adrienne K.23 Comments

Game 4. Philly Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks. The Flyers score a goal, and VERSUS tv shows this guy. This guy, holding an impaled, severed, Indian head. On national tv. Close up on his prop: So disturbing, so graphic, and just what I wanted to wake up to on a Saturday morning. Truly sickening in the literal sense. This proves it, …

Native Link Roundup

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  (image via www.kdvr.com) Push for American Indian garb at CSU game draws fire Students and administrators at Colorado State University will meet today to talk about a Facebook posting that encouraged fans to wear war paint and feathers to a basketball game this Saturday.CSU sophomore Ben Margolit asked that CSU fans wear the American Indian garb at the men’s …

Tommy Tomahawk Update: School Board votes 3-2 to keep mascot

In American Indian, cherokee, mascots by Adrienne K.1 Comment

Stilwell Public Schools’ board votes to keep Tommy Tomahawk Looks like Stilwell High School will keep it’s new mascot, after the school board hosted a special meeting in the school gym to hear “both sides” of the argument. The board heard from speakers from each side of the issue, and ultimately voted 3-2 in favor of the mascot.A disheartening and …

Stilwell High School’s New Mascot

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(image via www.cherokeephoenix.org) I receive the Cherokee Phoenix (the Cherokee Nation newspaper) weekly by email, and today opened my inbox to this article about Stilwell HS (located in Stilwell, OK) and their new mascot, Tommy Tomahawk. Stilwell High School’s student population is 70% Native, the vast majority of whom are Cherokee. The Phoenix article is addressing the controversy surrounding Tommy’s …

WaPo’s new Redsk*ns survey: Faulty data and missing the point

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This morning I woke up to phone notifications. Blinking awake, I clicked over to twitter on my phone, and was greeted with the news: “New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name.” I sat up, let the phone fall in my lap, and said some choice words that I won’t print here. The Washington Post has …

The Political Discourses of Black Indigeneity, And Why It Matters

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By Dr. Kyle Mays, Guest Contributor  Scenario: So, I’m sitting with five dear friends in at one of their apartments. Two were women, three were men, all were Black, except for me (I am Black/Saginaw Chippewa). We’re eating grilled chicken, mac-n-cheese, a bomb-ass fruit salad, and a salad with Thai-sesame dressing; the food was on point! After finishing our meals, …