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You Can Stop Appropriation of Indigenous Cultures

With Halloween, Day of the Dead, and Native American Heritage Month right around the corner, it’s a good time to talk about cultural appropriation. If you are unfamiliar with the concept or just want a refresher, here are some great resources.


1. Educate yourself! Read what Native writers have to say:

You can also check out Writing the Other’s primer, which is geared specifically to writers, but is still accessible to a general audience. Some other primers include:


2. Watch!

If you’ve already got a pile of things to read, try watching:


3. Listen!

Are you a fan of podcasts? Then give these a listen:


And finally, don’t miss this bingo card, created by Dr. Sheila Addison LMFT, which makes it easy to spot cultural appropriation based on common reactions from people who are unwilling/unable to own up to their appropriative behaviors.