Dos and Don’ts #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth @TeenVogue

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Tips and reminders from Teen Vogue on how to be a better ally:

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November is Native American Heritage Month. While I applaud the intention of the celebration, widespread ignorance on all things Native means that November is often replete with shocking instances of anti-Native prejudice, cultural appropriation, and the enforcing of hostile, negative, racist, misogynistic stereotypes about Native people. So I decided to share a handy little guide of dos and don’ts to help everyone celebrate the true spirit of what Native American Heritage Month should embody.

Don’t make schoolchildren wear redface and reenact a mythic retelling of the first Thanksgiving.

Do boost Native voices.

We’re out here! Check out Native media sites like Indian Country Today, National Native News, APTN News, Censored News and Indianz.com.

Check out the full article, its full of more dos and don’ts that are backed with history and information!


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