WHEN NON-NATIVE GRAPHIC ARTISTS STEAL NATIVE ART, AND TRADITIONS FOR STEREOTYPING, AND GLORIFYING THE RACIST TEAM KNOWN AS THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BRINGS THE #OSCAR AWARDS TO BE THE PURE EXAMPLE OF #REDFACE DISGRACE!
When you look at University or School stats this reminds me of the battle #NotYourMascot. Native Americans cover approximately 1-2% of the population. So when those ask, we didn’t hear #ChangeTheMascot soundbite before, I say look at our population.
- Its time people understand that we are not your #RedSambo #Totumpole Sidekick nor is our Art, Ceremonial, Identity or Traditions. Time to Recycle and #WhiteOut Stereotypes. (GV Art Design - Racist Apparel Line - http://gvartwork.myshopify.com/)
Minorities in Faculty: Of the 12,159 full-time salaried employees in 2012, 9,428 are classified as white American — making up 77.5 percent of the faculty. The study shows that, of the remaining employees, 1,632 identify as African-American, 574 as Asian American, 149 as Hispanic American, 16 as Native American or Alaskan, seven as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 52 as multi-racial. http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/03/minorities-make-up-just-22-5-percent-of-faculty
As much we can admire the Art of GV Artwork, hasn’t the artist heard of vigorous Federal enforcement of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act, and the revitalization of Native languages (resource NCAI). Similarly, the Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA), also enacted in 1990, was intended to protect tribal cultural resources by preventing the sale of goods that are falsely represented to have been made by Indians. However, IACA has been ineffective because of inadequate enforcement and weak penalties that do not sufficiently deter potential violators. It is imperative that the federal government live up to its enforcement responsibilities under both NAGPRA and IACA, so that the legislative intent behind both laws can be fulfilled.
:: The law covers all Indian and Indian-style traditional and contemporary arts and crafts produced after 1935. The Act broadly applies to the marketing of arts and crafts by any person in the United States. Some traditional items frequently copied by non-Indians include Indian-style jewelry, pottery, baskets, carved stone fetishes, woven rugs, kachina dolls, and clothing. ::