I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013]

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

5 Indigenous Women & Activists You Should Know About

Indian Country Today recently highlighted the central role of women in the recent anti-fracking protests by the Mi’kmaq First Nation in Canada. Amanda Polchies famously knelt down in front of a militarized blockade of police officers with nothing but an eagle feather between her and the officers. Amanda is but one of many Mi’kmaq women that faced down a line of police and stood their ground during the protests. She is also but one of many Indigenous women and activists who have worked and currently work toward justice, including such women as: Read More 5 Indigenous Women & Activists You Should Know About