An award-winning author, poet, photojournalist, chef and former law enforcement officer of mixed Native American descent (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) who lives in Berlin, Germany. Red Haircrow is also a psychotherapist, press agent, and owns and operates Flying With Red Haircrow, a multi-media entity. All comments, feedback and inquiries can be directed to theredhairedcrow at gmail.com. Unless noted, all photos were taken by and are the property of Red Haircrow ©2010-2014. All rights reserved.
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I was interviewed by journalist Rachel Glassberg on the topic of native culture appropriation, the phenomenon of German hobbyists, and the perspectives of some Native Americans who live in Germany. At Ex-Berliner Magazine, online and in print, July/August 2014 issue.
“Respect, admiration or cultural appropriation? A visit to Brandenburg’s Wild West theme park raises questions about Germany’s ‘special’ relationship with Native Americans.“
The full article “Cowboys and Indianer.”
” The fight against Native mascots, stereotypes and caricatures have made recent headlines around the world as Native Americans continue attempts to educate others against the usage and defense of demeaning and disrespectful imagery, and stop the practice. Though research studies by groups such as the American Psychology Association have concluded such imagery is detrimental to Natives, especially in our young people, who have some of the highest rates of suicide in the world, in Germany such images are endless….”
Read more at https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/07/02/meet-wiggle-tooth-germanys-stereotypical-native-hygiene-155611