American artists were instrumental in propagating the false narrative of Thanksgiving, a deliberate erasure of violence against Indigenous peoples.
Joseph M. Pierce
Joseph M. Pierce is Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910 (SUNY Press, 2019) and co-editor of Políticas del amor: Derechos sexuales y escrituras disidentes en el Cono Sur (Cuarto Propio, 2018). He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Your Land Acknowledgment Is Not Enough
Land acknowledgment without action is an empty gesture, exculpatory and self-serving.
Why Dior’s Appropriation of Native Identity to Sell Perfume Miserably Backfired
Footage from the perfume’s release party also featured white people dressed in sacred war bonnets dancing around tipis and belting out war whoops as spectators sipped champagne.
There Is No “Pride” in Appropriation
As I experienced firsthand at WorldPride, the erasure of Indigenous peoples is alive and well in the queer community. But our culture is not a costume.