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Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

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Made it over to Deer Lodge, MT today to see the old prison. I was pleasantly surprised to know there was a Prison Printing Shop! Does anyone know what kind of printing presses are shown?

There was also some hilarious contraband (the cigarettes in the bible), scandalous inmate art, and beautiful hand painted typography all throughout the complex.

I asked the front desk if they knew what happened to the presses, and the associate did not know. She even speculated that they could still be in the prison!!

… Life Goal: find out what happened to the Deer Lodge Prison Printing Shop.

Deer Lodge Prison Print Shop

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Now “tribal trends” are totally “in.” You can walk into any store in the mall and see “Native” imagery everywhere. As a Native person, when I look at them, I can’t help but remember the not-so-distant past when my people weren’t allowed, by law, to wear these things. It’s such a constant reminder of the colonial power structures still in place. Back in the day, white people had the power to take away our culture, and now they have the power to wear it however they see fit. These are our images, our cultural symbols, yet we are completely powerless to have control over them. By

Adrienne K. | Dear Christina Fallin (via star-trekker-archive00001)

my people were slaughtered so you could wear an imitation medicine pouch and dream catcher earrings. i hope that makes you feel terrible

(via official-mens-frights-activist)