6-Year-Old Choctaw Girl Removed From California Foster Home Under Indian Child Welfare Act

On Monday afternoon, Los Angeles County authorities removed a six-year-old Choctaw girl from her longtime foster family. The case has generated significant coverage because the girl, who goes by Lexi, was removed under the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal act that gives tribal governments a voice in child custody…

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Native Actors Walk off the Set of Adam Sandler's Shitty, Racist Movie

Indian Country Today is reporting that about a dozen Native actors walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six, Adam Sandler’s aggressively horrible-sounding Western parody movie. The actors, who are mostly from the Navajo Nation, told the site they left over the film’s tasteless, offensive and inaccurate portrayal of…

Colorado Boutique Cluelessly Uses Native American Headdresses To Sell Designer Clothing [Updated]

The Denver-based boutique and online retailer Goldyn recently sent its fall lookbook to a variety of bloggers. The lookbook featured two models posing in front of teepees, while wearing Plains Indian-style headdresses (along with Helmut Lang sweaters, Cynthia Vincent dresses, and T by Alexander Wang dresses, of…

No Doubt Does In Fact Exhibit Doubt About Offensive Native American-Themed Music Video

Not since Cher (and let's face it, Cher's fun—not to mention part Cherokee) have we seen quite this level of stereotypical camp when it comes to Native American imagery in a music video: No Doubt has just pulled the cowboys-and-Indian-themed video for their second single "Looking Hot" after YouTube commenters informed…

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New Version of Violence Against Women Act Shows GOP Only Hates the Most Vulnerable Women

Faced with accusations that their opposition to renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is a sign that they've taken a very unpopular "pro-woman beating" stance, Congressional Republicans are hurriedly drafting their own version of the bill to prove that they don't hate all women. Their version will be sort of like…