Yes, this is just more of the abusive language that American Indians have to tolerate from mainstream America. In prime-time television we hear: "bury the hatchet", "she's on the war-path", "tribal-council"...By demeaning our warriors, our culture in language--it absolutely impacts our own being as adults and especially our youth. And so I agree that such references "equate being Native American with being hated, an enemy to the world, and someone to be hunted down and killed, and re-casts one of their heroes into a villainous role"...So, be aware, explain and complain. We are often accused of being politically correct and that no one listens to us. Instead, we need to band together and teach others how we expect to be treated.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 01:04