The Romanticization of Indigenous Death, Eurocentrism & The Wrong Kind of Circle

“Throughout history, a country’s economic and military strength has influenced its times of cultural splendor and the rise of famous intellectuals and artists. Spain has been an exception to this. At the turn of the 20th century, a surprising series of events that no one could have predicted occurred. At the time, Spain had recently […]

The 70’s “Barney Miller” Show, Today’s #CulturalAppropriation & the Long Term Effects of #PoliticallyCorrect

“Barney Miller” cast in 1976: Ron Glass, Max Gail, Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Jack Soo & James Gregory. Mainstream media’s on push for “Politically correct” has had long term consequences most did not expect…if they recognize the issues at all. One of those ways, is by pushing the erroneous idea that the American mainstream or […]

“‘Native’ Hobbyism is Modern Day Colonialism”-My new article at CBC

I was recently invited to write a counter-point essay for CBC, following my participant in the CBC.Docs documentary that premieres today on Canadian television. Last July in Berlin, I  sat down with indigenous writer Drew Hayden Taylor on his search to understand why so many Germans choose to appropriate native cultures and/or dressing up and […]

Two New Documentaries on Native Stereotypes & German Cultural Appropriation-Ours Hits the Reality for Natives

For those of you in Canada, you should be able to check out this documentary debuting on Jan. 28th on CBC Docs. It follows Drew Hayden Taylor’s “search” in Germany on the “why” of hobbyism. I was invited to write a counter-point essay that will be published next week at CBC, and have a small part […]

New Trailer for #Documentary “Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany” (2017)

The new trailer for “Forget Winnetou!” is here. Deutsch version here. This is the longer, explanatory trailer, but we will do a short teaser (50-59s), too. Thank you to all the participants and constructive feedback, and we look forward to sharing the finished documentary with everyone in December! Intro: “What does a world look like […]