We’re creating something [young Indigenous people] could identify with. People owned it…They were able to say, ‘This is something that represents me.’ It’s stuff everyone listens to, whether it’s dubstep or moombahton, or whatever, it’s something within that culture that reflects me, and that I can identify with. It’s something that all of us didn’t have growing up. Now, to be creating this for our generation and the generation now who are going to grow up having music they can identify with, it’s something positive.
You can’t be an Aboriginal artist and not be political…The fact that we’re still here, surviving and thriving now, is already political.
A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness is back with a hypnotic new video mashup of movie clips juxtaposing some deadly ‘savage warriorism’ with a confused looking Colin Farrell, old school native appropriation…and then the knives come out…
The battle is definitely getting hotter.
DJ Bear Witness - “Indigenous Power”
Are you ready for the latest native stereotype smashing movie mashup madness from ATCR’s DJ Bear Witness?
Although we shouldn’t even be having this conversation in this day and age, please vote yes to change the name of the Nepean Redskins.
It’s small battles like this that win the war for equity and fairness. Ian aka DEEJAY NDN of A Tribe Called Red has even gone so far as offering to help raise funds to phase the name out over the next five years. In a neighboring community, the youth football club changed their name from Redskins to Storm back in 1997.
Please tell the Ottawa Sun this is offensive, racist, and unacceptable, and share.