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Native American Activist Found Dead in Jail Cell, Autopsy in Progress

On July 14, 2015, Rexdale Henry, 53, was found dead in his prison cell at Neshoba County Jail. Now a private autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of Henry’s death, which contributes to the ever-increasing body count of people of color dying at the hands—or in the supposed protection—of the United States… » 7/28/15 11:10am Tuesday 11:10am

Adam Sandler's Netflix Movie Is Using Makeup to Darken Skin of Actors

Ridiculous Six, the Adam Sandler Netflix movie about Native Americans that should’ve stayed in Adam Sandler’s head, continues to be a clusterfuck of “Why?” The latest news is that the filmmakers are using makeup to darken the actors’ skin to look “more Native American.” » 5/01/15 3:20pm 5/01/15 3:20pm

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… » 4/23/15 4:49pm 4/23/15 4:49pm

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

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

Colorado Boutique Cluelessly Uses Native American Headdresses To Sell…

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… » 11/06/12 5:45pm 11/06/12 5:45pm

No Doubt Does In Fact Exhibit Doubt About Offensive Native…

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… » 11/05/12 9:00am 11/05/12 9:00am

The War on Women by the Ridiculous Numbers

Over the last year and a half or so, conservative lawmakers have been feverishly at work enacting laws designed to shove the whole government into your vagina, since it's for damn sure not going to be looking over your boss's shoulder to make sure he's not screwing you over. Here's a run-down of the War on Women, in… » 6/06/12 3:50pm 6/06/12 3:50pm

Rapes on Indian Reservations Reach Epidemic Proportions

It's not hard to come up with a pretty long list of the ways in which Native Americans have been mistreated and abused by this country's government, but in addition to all of the horrors they've endured throughout history, there's now a very modern problem facing people living on reservations: they experience… » 5/24/12 10:25am 5/24/12 10:25am

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native… » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

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

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… » 4/25/12 9:00pm 4/25/12 9:00pm

Forever 21 Gets In On Cultural Insensitivity Trend With "Oriental Girl"…

This month Urban Outfitters got in trouble for branding dozens of items as "Navajo," including the "Navajo Hipster Panty" and "Navajo Print Fabric Wrapped Flask," when the Navajo Nation is a real (and trademarked!) nation that had nothing to do with the production of these cheap hipster goods. They've subsequently … » 11/01/11 10:13pm 11/01/11 10:13pm