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the-movemnt: Why you should ditch that “Indian” Halloween costume, according to indigenous people Halloween is the one time of the year that you can be anything you want. But in recent weeks, many indigenous rights activists have called out the problem with Halloween costumes that mock indigenous peoples’ culture. Activists from Saskatchewan, Canada, are placing brilliant warning labels on Halloween “Native American” costumes. follow @the-movemnt : Alicia Allard about 3 weeks ago I AM NOT COSTUME please share In the spirit of Halloween, please keep this in mind when selecting your costume. Dressing up as "Chiefs" and "Indian Princess's" is cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is where the outsiders of peoples who have been oppressed by the dominating power systems (mainly white-colonial systems), use (and misuse) the dress, regalia, spiritual pratices, or other cultural elements out of context (of those who historically/presently have been oppressed) Have a safe and happy October and thanks for being respectful during this festive season First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples, and POC young and old, I encourage you to create and post your image! Relations, Alicia BigCanoe #IAmNotACostume hash Follow @haleyashlin Reminder: a culture is not a Hallowe en costume. Yes I'm talking to you girl across from me who is dressed as a Native American 10:59 PM - 22 Oct 2016 Des Moines, IA, United States 1 2 20 bree Follow @twabree Can white people stop wearing "native american" "geisha" "mexican" and other offensive costumes for halloween Imaooo 10:42 AM - 23 Oct 2016 RaRa Follow @RaRaVibes White folk reminder: wearing a Native American headdress or sporting Day of the Dead makeup for Halloween is inappropriate. Bless 1:27 PM - 24 Oct 2016 2 코리 @Coreyan Follow So stores across the country are banning clown masks, but u can still find a Native American headdress costume or "Asian " makeup #OKAmerica 2:25 PM-17 Oct 2016 t1 2 Desiree Gutierrez Follow @desabooo I saw a native american costume at party city and said really loud "DAS RACIST" and then I turned around and a girl was holding one 11:32 PM - 13 Oct 2016 5 Follow @axchimari i dont get why you'd resort to a native american "costume"/blackface/mexican sugar skull when theres a million and one things you can be 7:30 PM -9 Oct 2016 7 the-movemnt: Why you should ditch that “Indian” Halloween costume, according to indigenous people Halloween is the one time of the year that you can be anything you want. But in recent weeks, many indigenous rights activists have called out the problem with Halloween costumes that mock indigenous peoples’ culture. Activists from Saskatchewan, Canada, are placing brilliant warning labels on Halloween “Native American” costumes. follow @the-movemnt

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