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When a #Kindergarten in #Germany says “No Indian Costumes” there’s a fuss, but Natives were ignored for years…

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this time of heightened interest and yelling about challenges to #Indianer costumes and Cultural Appropriation of #NativeAmericans in #Germany. Here are a few links to Red Haircrow’s past articles, interviews and/or commentary on these and related topics. INSTAGRAM post.

Photos are from the print version article received from stern for contribution to the article, “Im Wilden Osten” (2015). Original photos by Jen Osborne.

More links and articles are listed at website https://redhaircrow.com/articles/.

March 13th at dBs Music #Berlin – “Can you copyright #culture?”

 

“Our lives, and our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories and histories. More than ever before we have the opportunity to be exposed to, and influenced by, a wealth of different cultures and ideas. But what does that hybridisation mean for culture and how do we avoid a homogenised future? What differentiates appropriation from inspiration; is imitation really flattery? How does an individual navigate these surroundings in the search for authentic artistic expression?

 

Wednesday 13th March, 18:30
dBs Berlin, Funkhaus, Nalepastrasse 18

Join us for this facilitated panel conversation between dBs Students and invited professionals from the creative industries. These are public events.

Dialogue Facilitator:
// Cavana Hazelton
Vocal Coach at dBs Film Berlin, Cultural Advocate and intercultural negotiation specialist
cavanahazelton.com

Dialogue Panellists:
// Red Haircrow
Award-winning writer, educator, filmmaker and psychologist of Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American heritage
redhaircrow.com
forgetwinnetou.com

// Charlton
Producer & DJ
soundcloud.com/charlton-ravenberg

// Augustyn
Rapper, producer, mindful lyricist and student at dBs Music Berlin
soundcloud.com/augustyndoesraps
IG: @augustyn_from_poland

 

Shared via dB Music Studios Berlin website:https://www.dbsmusic.net/blog/dbs-dialogues-diversity/.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/306475870074006/

EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dbs-dialogues-2-can-you-copyright-culture-tickets-55335766768?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

We Won the Audience Award for Refugees Welcome #FilmFestival 2018!

The documentary film directed by Red Haircrow, on the effects of Native American cultural appropriation and exploitation in Germany, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” was recently honored.

A sincere thanks to all who voted & organizers of Refugees Welcome FILM FEST who made this event and award possible under challenging circumstances. Please remember to support and contribute to such projects and endeavors whenever you can. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com/winners.html

 

Photo by Refugees Welcome Film Festival

We’re Screening on Oct.29th at Refugees Welcome #Film#Festival in #Berlin

In Berlin on 29 October, starting at 20:00 at the Babylon Cinema, my documentary film will screen at this film festival. Myself and members of the film team, and hopefully some participants also will be there to present and see it on the big screen again. Please visit their website, as well as the theater site for more details and information on the venue and other films being shown. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com or in the Website of Babylon Cinema: https://babylonberlin.eu.

The topic of refugees, “migrants” and the backlash of hatred, intolerance and xenophobia that continues to be a big problem in Germany, might topically seem unrelated to Native Americans or German enthusiasm and appropriation of “native cultures”. However, it is very much connected to the issues of racism and modern colonialism that plague western society. Here is an entry letter to the festival, as we realized (and have experienced) that many Europeans, Germans especially, automatically reject any criticism or connection of stereotypes to continuing historical harm.

 

Greetings,

I am Red Haircrow, the director and producer of this attached film submission. At first glance, it may not seem to fit the description of your festival, but very much due to its material and participants, I feel it may be given consideration due to its honest discussion of stereotyping of people of color, foreigners and those who are “Othered” in German society.

Our film’s interviewees contrast Germany’s treatment of its “favorite” foreigners, Native American Indians vs. the daily racism, discrimination and aggression less flavored “others”, such as refugees and migrants often receive. It also specifically discusses how white foreigners are “expats”, but people of color are “migrants”. A different standard is applied. So, the topics of Eurocentrism, colonialist history and beliefs, nationalism and racism when one does not fit the favored stereotype is considered. Also the role of spectator or voyeur some Europeans have to migration stories and the personal and/or national tragedies that people searching for better and safer lives may bring with them.

Sincerely,
Mr. Red Haircrow