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86% of the time it's by a non-Native, according to a recent study by Amnesty International.
this blog would like to reaffirm its stance that (within the united states and canada, and anywhere in the americas where this may be a problem/annoyance),
NO WHITE PERSON SHOULD EVER BE ALLOWED TO TOUCH A FEATHER OF ANY KIND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE AT ALL.
possible exceptions include passing a feather to an indian, a bird, or a feathered dinosaur time traveler if it is out of reach, while apologizing.
also a general fine of infinity everything for photography like this, or use of the word 'squaw' etc., proceeds going to anti-sexual violence education + training for native women. by training we mean things like self-defense classes and shooting ranges.
also facepaint should be reserved for the chilluns, older colonizers should only be allowed lead-based and otherwise dangerous paints that like, smell really bad and are runny and are like, heavily taxed, with the proceeds going to give indian children arts and music education and stuff like that.
WE COULD KEEP GOING WITH OUR EXCELLENT IDEAS BUT INSTEAD HERE'S A LINK:
native american women in america are also the only women who are more likely to be raped by someone of a different race or ethnicity. most (86%) raped by non-native men. the colonization of native women's bodies has not stopped.