“I am Native American from the Omaha tribe in Nebraska. My Indian name means ‘shooting star.’ I wish the world knew that we do still exist. And, no, we don’t all live in tepees. When I see people in headdresses or Native American accessories, I feel disrespected. They don’t know the meaning behind it, how we wear it, or what we do to earn it. This is a real eagle feather. It doesn’t just fall off an eagle and someone says, ‘Oh, here — it’s yours.’ You have to earn it in my culture. I feel powerful when I wear it, more confident, and more connected to my ethnicity. I’ve never been embarrassed about being Native American. I take pride in it. I love how spiritual we are — it’s like we’re in tune with the Earth and the universe. I know there’s no other culture out there like mine.”

Daunnette Reyome

Petition for there to be a new American Indian Disney princess

One that isn’t historically inaccurate or racist. But rather an ACCURATE, badass American Indian princess who kicks ass with her long-ass braid flowing in the wind behind her

PEOPLE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE WITH YOU.

Just something to keep in mind before you get on your little soap box about how ‘blending cultures will end racism!’ or whatever nonsense you want to use to speak over actual PoC so you can wear bindis or warbonnets or wear blackface.

Unless they welcome you into their culture, you are NOT welcomed into that culture. You don’t get to go into someone else’s home and start calling the shots.

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Repost of Collin Rees’ Twitter updates [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] 03/10/17

Beautiful resistance rises in DC – thousands out on miserable day to stand w/ those fighting for clean water & existence! Powerful – native youth from Standing Rock forming the front [line] of massive march! Sleet is coming down harder & temp is dropping, but crowd keeps growing! Too important to stay home. Filling the streets & overflowing! DC looks wayyyy better today than it does on a normal day. [An] iconic moment as #NativeNationsRise march heads to Trump Hotel & erects tipi on front plaza. “We come from Chaco Canyon, where we also fight extraction. If we stand together, we can win.” Amazing native youth! Rally filling park in front of White House! We’ll be here to #resist for as long as we need to be.

#DearNonNatives: Don’t call yourself a feminist if you’re going to ignore the missing and murdered Indigenous women in this country, or the 1 in 3 Native women who were sexually assaulted, or the white washed and hypersexualized images of Native women in the media.

See how J.K. Rowling can appropriate a culture and make money off of it and yet actual Native women like Joy Harjo and Joanelle Romero aren’t even allowed to embrace theirs in this industry?

Joanelle Romero is told by studio executives that nobody wants to see Native people in a modern narrative and Joy Harjo is told to remove Native people from her stories if she wants her stories to be a success.

But NATIVE PEOPLE are the ones who aren’t being cooperative when it comes to representing ourselves in the media? It almost sounds like the media has a goddamned problem with us. But what else is new?

I just saw this beautiful girl on my walk to class! I love her message and that she is willing to stand in the rain for what she believes in. #stopculturalappropriation

** EDIT** Hello! I’m so glad this is getting so much attention!!  I was just messaged this and wanted to share with you all who are interested: