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that rare time a magazine featured an Indigenous woman on the cover without reverting to cultural stereotypes…

…..SEVENTEEN MAG??? like what. could this even be in anyone’s imagination today

omg she’s so pretty too

This was in 1973. And then fast forward 37 years to 2010:

Native homogenization, native stereotyping, and going from an actual cover feature article about actual teen Navajos to reducing an entire culture that has faced over 500 years of genocide and oppression to a homogenized insert in the fashion section for the promoting of appropriation. Thanks, seventeen. You’ve really shown us how far you’ve come. And FYI: Dream catchers have only spread to other native tribes within the last 50 years. They originate from the Ojibwe. Calling a shirt with a dream catcher on it “Navajo” is just another cherry of carelessness on top of this shit pile.
- J

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earthcharm:

shorttermwhat:

that rare time a magazine featured an Indigenous woman on the cover without reverting to cultural stereotypes…

…..SEVENTEEN MAG??? like what. could this even be in anyone’s imagination today

omg she’s so pretty too

This was in 1973. And then fast forward 37 years to 2010:

Native homogenization, native stereotyping, and going from an actual cover feature article about actual teen Navajos to reducing an entire culture that has faced over 500 years of genocide and oppression to a homogenized insert in the fashion section for the promoting of appropriation. Thanks, seventeen. You’ve really shown us how far you’ve come. And FYI: Dream catchers have only spread to other native tribes within the last 50 years. They originate from the Ojibwe. Calling a shirt with a dream catcher on it “Navajo” is just another cherry of carelessness on top of this shit pile.

- J

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