I had no idea that a Native American wearing a Native American headdress was degrading…. do people not understand their own culture? We were forced to conform to the “white mans” ways after they had pillaged us… RISE ABOVE THE MAN, FIGHT THE POWER!! WEAR HEADDRESSES MY NATIVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!
Do you not get that part of the continuing pressure to conform to settler norms is that we divest ourselves of the cultural meaning of our symbols, and see things the ‘settler way’? As in, when settlers decided it was totally okay for everyone to wear headdresses, we’re expected to agree?
If you are not from a Plains nation, and if you are not a person who has earned a warbonnet, then it’s offensive for you to wear it, native or not. THAT is remaining true to our cultures, not this idiotic cry to embrace the settler notion that ‘it’s just fashion’.
this is the kind of ignorant bullshit you get when you learn about your ‘Native heritage’ by going to pow wows.
oh yeah. you fight conform to the same settler bullshit that turns the remnants of millions of cultural practices into one monolith of warbonnets and face paint. i mean, really, this is sad.