Hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance in the Geronimo music vid for The Knocks & Fred Falke | ✜
LOL Its so cool seeing this GIF because Nakotah Larance is my moms first cousin, which makes him my uncle (Navajo way). I last saw him in February when he performed at The Heard Museum. :)
The Zuni – A Mysterious People http://bit.ly/1navYSw
Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.
Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse
"We don’t think that Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins co-owners should make money off of a racial slur directed at Native American people,” Blackhorse says, one of the plaintiffs that challenged the team’s trademark. Watch her interview on Democracy Now! today.
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Check this link out to learn more! http://www.powwows.com/2014/06/10/anti-redskins-ad-to-air-during-nba-finals/
Anonymous said: (cont) raped and other terrible things I have told my school about this but of course it does not help when it happens outside. I was wondering if you could offer any advice and I apologize for being anon this is the only way I feel safe to speak of something like this.
That sound very intense! I would suggest that you join Lakota groups (online or in the community) so you can express yourself and they can give you more advice. Good luck with that! :) ~Kawoni
Anonymous said: Hello, I am a white passing Lakota (due to getting my mothers Armenian and Austrian genes, my Father is Lakota) I've only recently started learning about my tribe and proudly shared some stories my father has passed on to me however during school I get told I'm a liar or I can't be a Native American because I don't speak/look/act/dress the way they do in movies/cartoons/tv shows. Normally I brushed it off but it's been getting frustrating for me because my harassers will talk about Native women
Anonymous said: My problem is that I am half Cheyenne and half Cuban. Many whites accept me but my own people divide me from them. Why? Don't all American Indians realized it is better to have more than less. No one can say which side am I
You can’t let others dictate how you embrace your American Indian side. There’s always going to be people who will judge you. Live your life for you! :) ~Kawoni
Anonymous said: I have Native American blood in me, and I don't claim to be a Native or a PoC (because I'm pretty sure I'm only maybe 1/16 or less Creek/Cherokee). Would it be considered racist/cultural appropriation if I got a tattoo of a dream catcher?
Tattoos are forever, so if you want a dream catcher, realize what it means to you. I like when people who are non native embrace our culture so I would not consider it racist. ~Kawoni