Russian ice dance pair Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin continue to irk Aboriginal peoples in Australia, this time at the Olympics, with their controversial outfits and music. The dynamic duo debuted their “indigenous-themed dance at last year’s European Championships where it … soon sparked outrage” for its minstrel-like appearance and casual use of didgeridoo music. […]
Even the director’s name hits the right note with this documentary about Hollywood stereotypes. Yep… Neil Diamond. I think I might have met this James Bay Cree director at the Moose Hotel in Val D’Or around closing time. But that’s another story for another time. This one is about how Hollywood first exploited stereotypes about […]
And so do you! Taika Waititi, the Maori genius behind Eagle vs. Shark, has a new film on the festival circuit, which is simply entitled Boy. By the looks of this trailer, it’s going to be freakin’ hilarious.
God knows, there are plenty of reasons to take issue with the Vancouver Games, some of them alluded to here. What’s got me in a squirmy place goes back to the opening ceremonies. Particularly the part featuring the aboriginal dancers. Now, I love the dancers. And I’m mesmerized by the drum. But when I saw […]
While the eyes of the sporting world are focused on Vancouver as the Winter Olympics pick up speed, the Vancouver School Board has passed an interesting motion urging school districts across British Columbia to ban sports mascots that promote Aboriginal stereotypes. The trustee who introduced it cited a statement from a continent-wide movement to kill […]