Seeing the Indigenous Clearly

Originally posted on Awakening the Horse People:
Healthy seeing of the Indigenous begins by learning and untangling our own stories of displacement, domestication, colonization, settlement, and forgetting. This historical and ongoing trauma suppresses our imagination and disconnects our hearts from truly seeing and knowing ourselves. Coming to terms with our own loss of culture and…

The Same Story, the Same People: Cultural Misappropriation

To try to help some natives place this in perspective, and the vehement hobbyist deniers or passive dismissive others: Replace the references, and the message is the same and its the same people doing the indigenous or cultural misappropriation. From the article, “Why I Can’t Stand White Belly Dancers” by Randa Jarrar. “(European Indian hobbyists) […]