Exeter Chiefs Campaign

updated 07/07/2020

Sign Exeter Chiefs 4 Change Petition asking Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club to change the racist mascot imagery and branding

#NotYourMascot  Indigenous Peoples speak…

Why the Exeter Chiefs should work with real Native Americans to end the use of offensive imagery

I would like to think a solution can be found that offends no one and allows fans to express themselves, says Dr Stephanie Pratt of Exeter, formerly Cultural Ambassador for the Crow Creek Dakota”

Exeter Chiefs mascot the Big Chief, and inset, Dr Stephanie Pratt (Image: Main image: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

 

More Than A Word — Director John D Little and Kenn Little

FREE TO WATCH UNTIL END OF JULY  https://go.mediaed.org/watch-more-than-a-word 

Standing Rock Dakota brothers John and Kenn Little, explore the history of Native American based sports mascots from the Indigenous perspective. Narrated by Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. www.morethanawordfilm.com

 

Reel Injun — Neil Diamond

Most Indians don’t ride horses or wear feathers, but because of movies, people think they do. Since the dawn of cinema, Hollywood has made over 4,000 films about Native people — over 100 years of movies that shape the way we see Indians …and the way Indians see themselves. Romanticized and demonized, what does it mean to have your identity defined by the movies? Cree filmmaker, Neil Diamond, sets off on a cross-country journey to explore his Hollywood roots.

 

This Is A Stereotype — Dylan McLaughlin

This Is A Stereotype is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially engage the public. The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ “Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976” juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars, and activists from across the United States. This Is A Stereotype invites the viewer to become an active participant in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. thisisastereotype.com

LINKS

Not Your Mascots @notyourmascots

#NotYourMascot  creator Jacqueline Keeler, Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota @jfkeeler

IllumiNative Founder Crystal Echo Hawk, Pawnee @_IllumiNatives

NDNCollective CEO Nick Tilson, Oglala Lakota @ndncollective

Native Appropriations Dr Adrienne Keene, Cherokee @NativeApprops

An Open Letter to Non-Natives in Headdresses Chelsea Vowel, Métis @apihtawikosisan