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I see you are confused about what constitutes cultural appropriation.
I would like to provide you with resources and information on the subject so that you can better understand what our concerns are. However, I also want you to have a brief summary of some of the more salient points so that you do not assume you are merely being called a racist, and so that I do not become frustrated with your defensive refusal to discuss the topic on those grounds.
If any of those have started whirling through your head, please lock them in a box while you read this article. They tend to interfere with the ability to have a respectful conversation.
Examples from Canada and the United States would be: These items cannot be legitimately possessed or imitated by just anyone, as they represent achievements earned according to a specific criteria.
Yes, some people will mock these symbols. However in order to do this, they have to understand what the symbols represent, and then purposefully desecrate or alter them in order to make a statement.
They cannot then claim to be honouring the symbol. Some people will pretend to have earned these symbols, but there can be serious sanctions within a culture for doing this. Flags, most clothing, food etc. Accessing these things does not signal that you have reached some special achievement, and you are generally free to use these.
If you do not use these items to mock, denigrate or perpetuate stereotypes about other people, then you can legitimately claim to be honouring those items. In particular, the headdress worn by most non-natives imitate those worn by various Plains nations. These headdresses are further restricted within the cultures to men who have done certain things to earn them.
It is very rare for women in Plains cultures to wear these headdresses, and their ability to do so is again quite restricted. So unless you are a native male from a Plains nation who has earned a headdress, or you have been given permission to wear one sort of like being presented with an honorary degreethen you will have a very difficult time making a case for how wearing one is anything other than disrespectful, now that you know these things.
If you choose to be disrespectful, please do not be surprised when people are offended… regardless of why you think you are entitled to do this. It is okay to admire our cultures. However I think it is reasonable to ask that if you admire a culture, you learn more about it. Particularly when the details are so much more fascinating than say, out-dated stereotypes of Pan-Indian culture.While I understand the headdress is important to traditional ceremonies, I feel there is a certain hypocrisy about the situation.
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