Beautiful Indigenous Photos Take Over #RealSkins Hashtag on Instagram

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 13th, 2017 Blog

TJ Warren (Diné), a chicken dancer based out of Canada, calls himself many things. Father. Artist. Educator.

He also recently tagged himself on Instagram as #realskins, a hashtag that has gone viral in recent days.

In the post below you'll see why.

Help me out 🙃 also following the project by searching #realskins

A post shared by Tj Warren (@tjwarren83) on

Well, people answered the call and there are hundreds of photos of Indigenous folks in their regalia and traditional clothing.

#realskins #creestyle #creenation #nehiyaw #dancer #educator #performer #artist #beader #mother 📸 by @deloriamanygrey

A post shared by Angela Miracle Gladue (@misschiefrocka) on

#realskins #MHA #Dakota #Lakota #Nakoda #Family

A post shared by Jocy Bird (@jocy_bird) on

We are alive & thriving ✊🏽#realskins #dinénation #ojibwe #student #sister

A post shared by Felicity Boney (@boney.42) on

#realskins #dinéasdzáán

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If you scroll all the way through to the end of the #realskins hashtag on Instagram, you might notice some other photos that don't really match up. That's because some Washington Redsk*ns fans also use that tag, which Warren mentions in this follow up post:

A post shared by Tj Warren (@tjwarren83) on

Keep it up everyone and keep using that #realskins hashtag.

I love seeing all the different nations being represented!

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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One thought on “Beautiful Indigenous Photos Take Over #RealSkins Hashtag on Instagram

  1. Gilbert says:

    Certainly beautiful pictures. I attend as many Pow Wwos as I can but I have a lot to learn. Some dance styles I reconize and others I do not but all are enjoyable.

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