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Disney Seeks to Atone For Racial Stereotypes in its Films With Content Labels

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It’s no secret that Disney has a thorny track record of racist depictions in its content. Maybe you recall the references to Native people in “Peter Pan” as “redskins,” a known slur against Native Americans.  Or the cat named Shun Gon in “The Aristocats,” who’s voiced by a white person…..

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Disney Signed Contract With Indigenous Leaders For Frozen 2

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Disney doesn’t have the best track record for handling other cultures in movies! Pocahantas, Aladdin, Moana, Song of the South just to name a few. Given recent events, the leadership at Disney may finally be heading in the right direction. First, let’s get this out of the way…yes I’m a….

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Native American References in Disney Parks and Films

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, my friend Lou Mongello invited me on his WDW Radio podcast to discuss the many references of Native Americans in Disney Films and parks. Have you visited the Disney parks? Have you noticed any of these references? Be sure to listen to the….

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Native American Heritage Gallery at Disney World!

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If you have never been to Disney World in Florida, now is the time to go! Disney just opened a brand new exhibit at their Epcot park called the Native American Heritage Gallery that features 89 different showcases representing 40 different tribes! One of the designers who was featured in….

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Acoma Pueblo Designer’s Art Featured at Walt Disney World’s New American Indian Art Exhibit

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Acoma Pueblo designer Loren Aragon was approached by officials at Walt Disney World to create a dress for their Epcot park as part of the Creating Traditions: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art. Aragon lived in Phoenix AZ and was approached by Disney and handpicked to be one of the….

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Native American Beadwork Zuni Beaded Belle from Beauty & the Beast – eBay find of the week

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Native American Beadwork Zuni Beaded Belle from Beauty & the Beast BELLE FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BY FARLAN & ALESIA QUETAWKI ZUNI BEADWOR This Beauty is waiting for her Beast.   Zuni artists, Farlan and Alesia Quetawki hand beaded this lovely Belle.  Using one seed bead at a time,….

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New Pendleton Blankets for the Disney Fan in Your Life

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Like Pendleton recently pointed out on their blog, their friendship goes back a looooong way. Walt Disney was a fan of Pendleton goods and wanted them to set up shop in the ‘Dry Goods Emporium’ in Frontierland when the park opened up back in 1955. Pendleton remained a staple in….

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