Stereotypes and the weasel spirit (Allen Module 2 #3)

Native American wannabes: Beware the Weasel Spirit

This is a link to a lighter web-based news journal with no academic credibility, however, I can tie it to Module 2 reading Cyberspace Smoke Signals.  It just highlights the absurdity to which wannabes have attached themselves to indigenous cultures and, in an not so funny way, how it has been so destructive to some groups ( Lakota).

The image below  is a still from a popular children’s movie called Imagine That. The character, Johnny Whitefeather (claiming to be 1/32 native) portrays an abomination of pan-Indian stereotypes .

Source : IMDB Johnny Whitefeather

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