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beyondbuckskin:

Show Me How to Live

These earrings are designed and hand-beaded by Navajo artist Andrea Preston. Preston’s jewelry is a fusion of bright colors, geometric designs and powwow aesthetics. Silver and gold metallic accents and a sense of cool ’80s inspiration give her earrings a fresh urban feel.

beyondbuckskin:

Show Me How to Live

These earrings are designed and hand-beaded by Navajo artist Andrea Preston. Preston’s jewelry is a fusion of bright colors, geometric designs and powwow aesthetics. Silver and gold metallic accents and a sense of cool ’80s inspiration give her earrings a fresh urban feel.

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adailyriot:

Pepper Ann: “Dances with Ignorance”

got this from feministdisney’s Q&A

“Pepper Ann was incredibly, well, racist, but the show “taught” her the right way/what she was doing wrong and why it was wrong, pretty well.    It would probably be pretty instructive for a lot of the people on tumblr claiming to “honor” native americans by dressing up as them etc.”

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custerdiedforyoursins:

tzoc-che:

yourmommakesthebestfrybread:

The Navajo Nation even sent a cease and desist letter to Urban Outfitters. They have their tribal name trademarked so they have the legal rights over it and Urban Outfitters is violating the trademarks. It’s honestly sad to see this happen because no one should have to trademark their name just so they’re not disrespected every second. Do you think other tribes should trademark their name?

Yes! If other tribes joined that would send a message to all designers/clothing companies who frequently steal ideas/textiles/patternsfrom native tribes! Good for the Navajo Nation. We should all follow their example.

I agree. To avoid their name being thrown on every half-assed t-shirt with triangles and zig-zags on it, some tribes would have to. For some smaller tribes, I think it would be a good idea as well. I know the name Paiute is used on a bunch of golf courses and shit. It doesn’t sit well with me that my people’s name is being used on a ridiculously expensive hobby for old white men that very probably would exclude any actual Paiute from joining.