School Tries to Block Native Student From Wearing Feather at Graduation

Kaden Tiger is a senior at Seminole High School in Oklahoma. Earlier this week, he told a reporter that he planned on wearing an eagle feather on his graduation cap, even though the school had declared that doing so would be against he rules. Ironic, since Seminole's school mascot is a feather-headdress-wearing… » 5/23/14 12:50pm 5/23/14 12:50pm

Why Is Michelle Williams in Redface?

Now I've really seen it all. Michelle Williams is on the cover of AnOther Magazine, in apparent Redface. Michelle burst into the spotlight when she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Brokeback Mountain (2005). Later, she was nominated for Oscars for her work in Blue Valentine (2010) and … » 3/12/13 11:20am 3/12/13 11:20am

A Much-Needed Primer on Cultural Appropriation

This fall alone, Paul Frank served "Rain Dance Refresher" cocktails at a "Pow Wow"-themed fashion week event, ASOS debuted a "Go Native" Navajo-inspired line with cringe-inducing copy, and Karlie Kloss walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway in a floor-length war bonnet and not much else. Why are fashion… » 11/13/12 5:00pm 11/13/12 5:00pm

Victoria's Secret's Racist Garbage Is Just Asking for a Boycott

Last week, the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion show was held in New York, recorded to air on network television on December 4. During the show, model Karlie Kloss wore a Native American headdress. Outrage at the offensive costume was immediate; over the weekend, Victoria's Secret apologized and said the televised… » 11/12/12 2:00pm 11/12/12 2:00pm

Meet Native Max, the New Native American Fashion Mag

Twenty-one-year-old Kelly Holmes, who grew up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, has started Native Max, a fashion/style publication for Native American men and women — and non-Native Americans who want to learn about the culture. "There's really no magazine, a Native-owned and operated, Native-designed… » 10/17/12 6:00pm 10/17/12 6:00pm

There Come a Time, Kemosabe, When Johnny Depp Speak Like 'Indian' in …

Here it is, the trailer for the Disney/Gore Verbinski flick The Lone Ranger, which will hit theaters in 2013. Depp met with the president and other officials of the Navajo Nation in April, and was presented with blanket. Although the members of the Navajo Nation may not have a problem with Depp's portrayal of Tonto,… » 10/03/12 11:10am 10/03/12 11:10am

In Which Matt Lauer Says 'Don't Be an Indian Giver' on Live TV

This morning on Today, Meredith Vieira did a segment on Stella McCartney, which ended with Vieira handing out some McCartney-designed knickers to her cohorts, including Matt Lauer. Her attempt to embarrass Lauer with ladies' underwear was only mildly funny, and started a flurry of verbal jabs back and forth. In the… » 8/06/12 10:00am 8/06/12 10:00am

Johnny Depp Adopted by Comanche Nation; Should We Drop Charges of…

Despite the fact that Johnny Depp is supposedly "reinventing" the character of Tonto in the re-imagining of The Lone Ranger, the early buzz has been mixed, with accusations of Redface. But last week, LaDonna Harris, a Comanche and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, invited Depp to join the tribe. » 5/22/12 1:10pm 5/22/12 1:10pm

Duke Brodudes Invite 'Pochahotness' to Attend Pilgrims and Indians…

For some, college learning comes in the form of classroom work, book reading, and late nights at the library. For others, it comes in the form of four years of public stupidity followed by confusion as to why people think you're acting like a dickbag. The Duke University fraternity behind a recent Pilgrims and Indians… » 12/05/11 4:50pm 12/05/11 4:50pm

Kris Jenner Emails Her Apology For That 'Indian-Giver' Comment

Last week, Kim Kardashian's momager, Kris Jenner, appeared on GMA and was asked whether or not Kim would be asked to return her large engagement ring. Jenner's response: "I hate an Indian giver. It's a gift, you know." The National Congress Of American Indians issued a statement regarding the phrase "indian giving,"… » 11/10/11 4:20pm 11/10/11 4:20pm