CULTURAL APPROPRIATION or CULTURAL MISAPPROPRIATION (What IS it? http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/02/19/if-only-columbus-day-cancelled-9-other-long-overdue-headlines-153634?page=0%2C1
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Victoria’s Secret's Karlie Kloss’s overtly insensitive sexy Indian chief ensemble.
article with the insensitive perspective. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thom-nickels/mummers-skit-native-american-philadelphia_b_2442941.html
Drink like an Indian and 28 Other Tasteless Thanksgiving Day Promotion.
Hooters advertising campaign. And online COMMENTS http://www.reddit.com/r/femalefashionadvice/comments/1vuaz5/native_fashion_101_not_doing_it_wrong_at_least/
Long-time activist Gray Wolf, Yoeme Tribe, has called for a boycott of Hooters. “This is the sexualization of Native women at a time when one in three Native women is being raped and most of the rapes and other sexual abuse they suffer is committed by non-Native men. Hooters is expressing the conquest mentality that leads to that kind of victimization.” Furthermore, said Gray Wolf, “No Native woman would dress like that. It’s like dressing up in blackface and having an African-American Day.”
AIM Director for Southern California Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, says such forms of marketing are not only cultural appropriation, but cultural prostitution. “Corporations put out these images of Native peoples and get away with it because most people do not know about our issues and the corporations do not have a sense of moral responsibility. They wouldn’t do this with other ethnic groups. It’s socially irresponsible.” Fairbanks says an appropriate response would be for Hooters to make a formal apology and donate the proceeds from this promotion to help Native communities or to support domestic violence programs.
Jeff Gaer, assistant manager at Hooters of Greenwood just outside Indianapolis, said he received no negative feedback while the promotion was on yesterday, but he had received 50 or 60 phone calls by mid-afternoon today.
Gray Wolf says, “As we told Victoria’s Secret, Native headdresses are not a fashion statement.” He notes that AIM has been successful in making that point to corporate America. Gap pulled its “Manifest Destiny” t-shirt from shelves and issued what could be mistaken for an apology. Victoria’s Secret retracted a photo of supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss wearing a headdress and not much else and issued an apology, saying the outfit would be removed from its December 4 fashion show broadcast.
Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/16/hooters-launches-culturally-offensive-marketing-campaign-146095 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/16/hooters-launches-culturally-offensive-marketing-campaign-146095#ixzz2ChqSkfMy
What’s the big deal? Native American imagery in pop culture
UNCC Apologizes for Sigma Kappa Redface Act, but Sorority Remains Mum
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/25/uncc-apologizes-sigma-kappa-redface-act-sorority-remains-mum-154600
On Friday April 11th, members of the Sigma Kappa Sorority at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte performed a “Disney Dancing with the Princesses,” for an event called "Air Band Dance," part of the campus' Greek Week activities. The presentation included a Pocahontas dance in which sorority members wore in Indian costumes and were painted with "tribal" markings.
Photographs of the event hit social media and drew criticism from the school’s Native students as well as at a National level. In response to the event, Arthur Jackson, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs issued a statement via the UNCC Public Relations website that read, in part:
Regrettably, as part of the Pocahontas dance, the dancers wore Native clothing and displayed tribal-like markings on their faces and arms. The symbolic representations proved offensive to Native Americans in North Carolina and nationally, some of whom have contacted the University or the Sigma Kappa sorority.
We apologize. Although we have every reason to believe that the sorority intended no offense, we consider this a teachable moment for them and for our entire campus community to deepen our sensitivity on issues of race and culture, and to ensure that we maintain a welcoming campus environment for all people.