Stereotypes and "Indian" Costumes
Native American Points of View
by Oakland AICRC
Video: "Daunette on What Being Native American Means to Her"
"In this “Cultural Appreciation” video, Daunette, who is Native American, dispels myths about her culture and explains why her heritage is so meaningful to her."
Video: "Native American is a Culture — Not a Halloween Costume"
"When I see people wearing Native American costumes, my feelings are genuinely hurt. ... But please do not be dressed up as a Native American, because my culture is not your costume.
You dress up as a Native American for one night, but you don't understand the adversities that we go through - not just as an individual, but as people, as a nation. They don't understand the pain that we feel because, you know, it wasn't their ancestors that were slaughtered. It wasn't their ancestors that were tortured. It wasn't their ancestors that were put away. It wasn't their ancestors that had their culture taken from them. It wasn't their ancestors. If anything, it was their ancestors that did the dirty to us.
So, it really just hurts my feelings whenever I see costumes that mimic my culture because I know that they don't understand what we go through as a people." - Daunnette Reyome
Link to the video on Brut.: https://www.brut.media/us/news/native-american-is-a-culture-not-a-halloween-costume-13d3f834-60fb-46fb-a39d-a46881903cd8
Video: "We are not a costume"
Video: "We're NOT Halloween costumes"
by Ruff Indian Productions