Native American

Seeking #IdleNoMore Youth

Categories: Politics

Screen shot 2013-07-06 at 3.05.30 PMI’m co-editing a book with Annick Press about Indigenous youth called The Things That Shaped Us and as a part of this book we want to have a four page spread showcasing the voices of youth activists who are/were involved in #IdleNoMore. What we are looking for: -Pictures, poems, artwork, and quotes from Native American, First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth (under the age of 35) who participated/are participating in the #IdleNoMore movement -Please answer one of these three questions with a three sentence answer with your submission: Why did you choose to participate in Idle No More? How do you think your participation in … Continued

Two Dogs and a Bear Contest

Categories: Contests

Two Dogs GiveawayI’ve finally got a giveaway for the Urban Native guys! There are two t-shirts up for grabs in this sick design featured above. The design is called ‘Rebel Kings’ and is influenced by great Native male leaders in history. Two Dogs And A Bear Topah Spoonhunter (Paiute/Northern Arapaho) is the man behind the company Two Dogs and a Bear. He started the t-shirt company in September 2012 and it’s an independent brand committed to producing quality goods and providing them at affordable prices. His inspiration for our products is drawn from the Native cultures of North America. These cultures have always impressed him and … Continued

Ladies Xmas Gift Guide

Categories: Shopping

xmas gift guideBack by popular demand! Once again this year I’m bringing you the xmas gift guides with my top ten picks in each category. To kick of the series, I will start with women because really aren’t we just shopping for ourselves most of the time anyways? I’ve revamped my Pinterest boards where I collected all of my ideas before narrowing them down and posting so be sure to follow me on Pinterest to get all the goods! Hand Painted Pottery Earrings. SheLah Nanabah Designs. $18 USD (Native Made) These pops of pink on the ears are fun and a little … Continued

Danny Kass + Oakley = Totem Terror

Categories: Fashion

oakley-danny-kass-collection-1Photo from The Combined. Pro Snowboarder Danny Kass has released a new line of sunglasses and goggles with Oakley entitled ‘Totem’ Frogskins. Both of the designs clearly have a northwest coast style vibe. According to the site “It’s rich with Native American art that inspired the two-time Olympic silver medalist when he visited the Blackfeet reservation in Montana.” In Montana?  It’s a very confusing inspiration source indeed, when geographically it doesn’t make any sense. Thankfully the color is called “Peace Pipe” just in case we weren’t sure whether it was a blanket Pan-Indian design approach to the line.  Image from Vertical … Continued

Let’s give the headdress a rest

Categories: Native, Politics

US-VICTORIA'S SECRETPhoto from Mail Online. It’s only been one week since No Doubt took their video down after the outcry from Native Americans, First Nations, and their allies after their ‘Looking Hot’ video was released. I wrote about it on Tuesday for The Guardian. After the posting, there was still outrage from Indigenous people as to how the video was made in the first place, and from non-Indigenous people still wondering what the big deal is. “It’s just a music video.” “It’s artistic expression.” “I’m Native, and it doesn’t offend me.” Oh great. Even after reading numerous posts and explanations on why … Continued