Kyle Dlaakaw.éesh Wark

I commonly work with racial equity issues in my role as Indigenous Researcher & Policy Analyst for First Alaskans Institute. With Halloween approaching, I’d like to share my perspective why wearing Native American “costumes” is a bad idea....

10/31/14
American University Queers Allies Costume
ICTMN Staff
10/31/14
American University Queers and Allies put together this funny video about how to create a costume that doesn’t disrespect any culture...
Dr. Dean Chavers
10/15/14
Perhaps no one causes more confusion and muddies the water more than fake Indians...
Darren Bonaparte

Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time....

10/9/14
ICTMN Staff
9/18/14
The long-running website BoingBoing.net recently joked that "In a parallel universe, the print industry is thriving!" and provided a few examples of the sort of highly specialized ...
ICTMN Staff
9/11/14
Frankie & Sue, a brand of kids' clothing, has released its fall 2014 collection, and the imagery being used in the catalog photos and on the company's website is likely to caus...
ICTMN Staff
9/3/14
The Lifetime TV series Dance Moms did a full-on parody of Native culture on Tuesday night when five girls in the Abby Lee Dance Company competed for their instructor's approval in ...
ICTMN Staff
8/28/14
The Real Housewives reality TV franchise isn't limited to the United States -- and neither is cultural insensitivity when it comes to Native American culture and regalia...
ICTMN Staff
8/4/14
We've looked at the German fascination with Native ways and dress, a sort of cultural fandom that manifests itself in massive dress-up pow wows in places-like Schelswig-Holstein...
Vincent Schilling
7/15/14
With so much faux-Native behavior out there—from sporting a sacred headdress at a party, to wanton hunting—it can get dicey telling Native people apart from mainstreamers...

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