The Spunky Squaw Standstill: When Online Activism Falls Short, Do This



Indigenous organizers Yolonda Bluehorse, Jade Begay, and Nick Estes weigh in on the issue of “The Spunky Squaw” online boutique, which recently came on the radar of Indigenous social media users for its use of the dehumanizing “S-word.” While the efforts to shut down the page haven’t (yet) resulted in the intended outcome, this issue has galvanized Indigenous social media users and has also led to discussing larger topics of both the value and limitations of online activism. Here, our guests discuss solutions, and what can be done when it seems like online efforts to change minds and hearts, falls short.


Indigenous organizers Yolonda Bluehorse, Jade Begay, and Nick Estes

While Indigenous: The NDN Podcast

While Indigenous

For millennia our ancestors used stories to root us in our deepest power source and ground us in an awareness of our responsibilities to each other and all creation. On "While Indigenous", a podcast devoted to building Indigenous power, we'll talk about getting back to that place.
While Indigenous: The NDN Podcast

Indigenous Peoples' Day and the Rise of Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Peoples Day proclamations are rapidly replacing Columbus Day across the U.S. In this episode, we talk to five Indigenous activists and organizers about their work and what Indigenous Peoples Day means to them.
NDN Collective
NDN Collective

We are unapologetically, unabashedly, NDN. United like never before, we rise together—arm in arm—to equip all Indigenous Peoples with the tools needed to become architects of our future. 

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