native american

5-year-old girl turned ridiculous “dress as an Indian” assignment into gold

With the help of her mother, Nyemah Greenhouse dressed like a #NoDAPL protestor, gaining Twitter notoriety in the process. This mother and daughter duo are the best.

Bené Viera | December 5, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Suzan Harjo, The Woman Who Beat The Washington Redskins

Earlier today, the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office cancelled the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins after ruling that the name was “disparaging to Native Americans.” And the woman to thank for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

White Actress Rooney Mara Cast As Native American Tiger Lily In “Pan,” A Peter Pan Remake

It seems Hollywood has learned nothing from the barrage of criticism for casting straight actor Jared Leto in his (ultimately Oscar-winning) role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers’ Club”

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Chanel Uses Native American Headdresses In Dallas Fashion Show, Kind Of Apologizes

It seems like these days, it’s not a fashion show unless someone appropriates someone else’s culture and causes a PR fracas. Today’s guilty party: Chanel, whose Metiers d’Art show staged…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2013 - 5:00 pm

First Native American Woman Nominated For Federal Judgeship

Diane J. Humetewa was nominated to the Arizona federal bench, and if she’s confirmed, she will be the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. [RH

Claire Hannum | September 25, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Fashion Loves A Good Egregious Native American-Inspired Headdress

When will fashion finally catch on to the fact that cultural appropriation is not style inspiration, it’s flat-out racism? At this rate, probs never. The latest offender is Nicholas K,…

The Frisky | September 5, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Harmony Korine’s Proenza Schouler Video Is Beyond WTF

Indie filmmaker Harmony Korine (“Kids”) created an “eccentric” ad for the Native American-inspired clothing done by the Proenza Schouler fashion label. And by eccentric we mean either racist, eerie, or…

Stefanie Blejec | October 23, 2011 - 10:00 am