May 08, 2014

nativeamericannews:

Festival to celebrate town’s ties with Native Americans
WITNEY’s link to Native Americans will be celebrated in a 10-day music festival for the first time.Pubs, restaurants and churches will host music and dance performances for the Witney Music Festival from May 16 to 26.

UM….

WITNEY’s [UK Town]’s link to Native Americans will be celebrated in a 10-day music festival for the first time. 
Pubs, restaurants and churches will host music and dance performances for the Witney Music Festival from May 16 to 26.
And this year organisers have created a totem pole to commemorate the historic relationship between Witney and Native Americans.
Blankets produced by town firms were popular amongst tribes in North America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Witney first supplied the Hudson’s Bay Company, in north west Canada, from 1681 and the town was the major provider by the 1730s.

Were these blankets they’re raving about with or without smallpox (like the smallpox blankets British folks historically have used against native peoples as a form of biological terrorism)? Blatant cultural appropriation of native american cultural and spiritual symbols and um… Redface on top of it all?! What the fuck?!

nativeamericannews:

Festival to celebrate town’s ties with Native Americans

WITNEY’s link to Native Americans will be celebrated in a 10-day music festival for the first time.
Pubs, restaurants and churches will host music and dance performances for the Witney Music Festival from May 16 to 26.

UM….

WITNEY’s [UK Town]’s link to Native Americans will be celebrated in a 10-day music festival for the first time. 

Pubs, restaurants and churches will host music and dance performances for the Witney Music Festival from May 16 to 26.

And this year organisers have created a totem pole to commemorate the historic relationship between Witney and Native Americans.

Blankets produced by town firms were popular amongst tribes in North America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Witney first supplied the Hudson’s Bay Company, in north west Canada, from 1681 and the town was the major provider by the 1730s.

Were these blankets they’re raving about with or without smallpox (like the smallpox blankets British folks historically have used against native peoples as a form of biological terrorism)? Blatant cultural appropriation of native american cultural and spiritual symbols and um… Redface on top of it all?! What the fuck?!

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    They look like idiots! Any accusation of them being racist will be countered with the “I have Indian blood in me” bs...
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    White British and middle class. Why can’t they leave this alone? “We would love it if people turned up in traditional...
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    Oh for fucks sake. And if you say this to any of these racist arseholes, they’ll be like ‘omg I’m just celebrating their...
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