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Coachella ‘14: Rent a $2200 Tipi to Match Your Hipster Headdress
The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is in the books, and yes, hipster headdresses have been spotted. This isn’t shocking — after all, the fad of misusing Native culture is still alive and when when a Victoria’s Secret model dons a feather headdress prior to the massive festival, and BuzzFeed sees fit to run an article (“16 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Wear to Coachella”) trashing the trend.

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Coachella ‘14: Rent a $2200 Tipi to Match Your Hipster Headdress

The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is in the books, and yes, hipster headdresses have been spotted. This isn’t shocking — after all, the fad of misusing Native culture is still alive and when when a Victoria’s Secret model dons a feather headdress prior to the massive festival, and BuzzFeed sees fit to run an article (“16 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Wear to Coachella”) trashing the trend.


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Decolonizing Indigenous Communities | Last Real Indians

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In Navajo, the individual is known as a nat’aani, a respected leader. In Nez Perce, we called that person a me’yo’xut, someone who lead (male or female) with diplomacy regarding fishing, hunting, gathering, and trading due to their Indigenous knowledge and experience. As Indigenous people we valued an individual’s knowledge, especially when the individual had a record that our People knew about, for example in war deeds, negotiations, and in how an individual cared for their family and community. We did not listen to words, we listened to actions.
At present, regardless of which Tribe we come from, we as Indigenous people believe in the path of our ancestors who lead and valued leadership because it meant a way of life or death. Indigenous children were disciplined early on and taught how to hunt, gather roots and berries, fish, cure and tan hides, and live according to what they were instructed because on any given day an enemy could swoop through and living through harsh conditions necessitated following instructions…

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Supermodel Uses Sacred Headdress to Get Totally Stoked for Coachella
Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has courted controversy with an Instagram photo of herself wearing a massive feather headdress. 

What a dumbass

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Supermodel Uses Sacred Headdress to Get Totally Stoked for Coachella

Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has courted controversy with an Instagram photo of herself wearing a massive feather headdress.

What a dumbass

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Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Learn more http://bit.ly/QmcuOU

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Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Learn more http://bit.ly/QmcuOU

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Anonymous asked: What do native people mean when they say decolonize?

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It means to rid ourselves of the colonial mindset that has been imposed on us since birth. To speak our languages, to practice our cultures, to take back what has been stolen from us, etc. Decolonizing is many things. - mod M

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Anonymous asked: Do you know of any good Native American characters within the media?

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I’m going to assume you’re talking about TV shows? I can’t think of very many, sorry! I’ve watched the Rez which is adapted from the Dance Me Outside movie, but it’s kind of an old show. (It ended before it became 2000 I think, I don’t know if it’d be hard to find it on the internet.) There’s another show that I’ve heard of but haven’t gotten the chance to watch yet called Blackstone? That one is more recent. Other than that, I can’t think of any NA characters that continuously reappear in a TV show and I don’t watch that much TV to begin with so? If any followers have any suggestions, that’d be great. - mod M

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The Sampson brothers with Frank Waln. Pic by Jesse Zamora

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The Sampson brothers with Frank Waln. Pic by Jesse Zamora

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Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand.

Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (via swaghavad—gita)

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