tag: pretendians

Yurok Tribe
Citizenship is one of the keystones of sovereignty for every tribe.
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
The Pretendians
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.
Scott Badenoch
Have you subscribed to Pretendian Country Today? Why not?
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The most prominent “Indigenous” group in New York City is responding to concerns about Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans.
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Michelle Latimer
What we are facing has been, and continues to be, a settler colonial crisis, which under its current guise, seeks to replace us.
Corinne Perera
A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
Grey Owl
There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.
Pike Place Market
A Washington man who claims to be a Native artist has been charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and for illegally possessing eagle feathers and other bird parts.