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September 7, 2011

Marty Two Bulls, ‘Cat Burglar’

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September 19, 2011

DW Diaz Takes on Hipster Appropriation With ‘Genocide Chic’

Filed under: Arts & Entertainment,News Alerts,Video — Tags: , , , , , , — ICTMN Staff @ 3:09 pm

Here’s a bit of cutting satire from writer/actress DW Diaz—strong stuff in the style of Sacha Baron Cohen. (Note that she’s using a human being as furniture; that seems a direct tribute to a certain scene from Bruno.)

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What do you think—is it funny, or does it go to far?

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September 24, 2011

Saturday Night Videos: Comedian Charlie Hill, Then and Now

Filed under: Arts & Entertainment — Tags: , , , , — ICTMN Staff @ 10:53 pm

Charlie Hill, Oneida-Mohawk-Cree, is a legend in Native standup comedy — his hair may have changed a few shades over the years, but he remains funny as ever. Here are two clips from way back when, a strange time called The 80s, and a couple from more recent performances. Enjoy:

1983:

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Sometime in the 80s, following Bruce Willis on Late Night with David Letterman:

More recently, from The Late Show with David Letterman:

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At the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2009:

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October 10, 2011

A Columbus Day Greeting Card

Filed under: Arts & Entertainment,News Alerts — Tags: , , — ICTMN Staff @ 3:19 pm

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many more great—and spot-on—Columbus Day cards available here from Some E Cards.

Columbus Day1 A Columbus Day Greeting Card

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October 12, 2011

A Columbus Day Classic

This Marty Two Bulls cartoon ran in Indian Country Today in 2007.

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November 5, 2011

Saturday Night Videos: Comedy by JR Redwater, Ryan McMahon, Dallas Goldtooth, and Tito Ybarra

Here are a few videos by some of our favorite young Native comedians. Who do you nominate for World’s Funniest Indian?

JR Redwater, “3 Natives-Chiefs of Comedy-’Dropped Feather’”

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Clarence Two Toes, “Mile In My Moccassins: EP#1 – Northern Cree Audition”

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Dallas Goldtooth, “Buffalo Bill Dance (Injun Remix)”

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Tito Ybarra, “The Pow-Wow Friends Way too personal internet hand drum dude!”

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November 7, 2011

Marty Two Bulls, ‘Native American Heritage Month’

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November 25, 2011

Tryptophan: A 10 Minute Synopsis of Thanksgiving Weekend

>Belch<

Nobody does Thanksgiving like the rez. Period. On any one of the various reservations that I lived on, Turkey Day was always special. I mean, I don’t know about you all, but my family is really, really talented at four three things: making babies (Blackfeet are freakin’ prolific!), saying ridiculously long prayers, finding beauty where nobody else can possibly see it (just like all the amazingly generous people who somehow think that Sarah Jessica Parker is cute), and not practicing moderation when it comes to food.

Therefore, a holiday wherein the very point of the holiday is to say painfully long “thank you” prayers in the Blackfoot language and English, make the best food in the world out of abject poverty and a few food stamps, and eat until your stomach hates you and refuses to grumble for three weeks because it doesn’t want to speak to you? Sounds like a holiday tailor-made for Indians. Or at least Blackfeet. Or at least my family.

God bless our gluttonous selves.

Indians are the masters of making the best out of tough times; the way that we approach Thanksgiving exemplifies that resourcefulness.

I guarantee you, if you go to any reservation, to any particular house—no matter how badly the family is struggling financially—there are miracles happening on Thanksgiving Day. You go inside and you’ll see Indian moms sewing a bunch of Cornish game hens together and putting them into the oven—a while later, somehow, a beautiful brown turkey emerges. Mincemeat pies, sweetbreads, boiling meats, red hot dogs, bannock bread, posole, green chili stew, geoduck, clam fritters, corn galore, tortillas, cockles and fish head stew—TONS of all that good Native food flying around the table, little boys being slapped in the head for talking with their mouths full—and somehow mom did it on a budget of $16.22 and a few coupons from Albertsons.

Indian women do that; they make “struggling” look good, like it’s easy. Heck, all Skins do that—we have an innate ability to make something incredibly beautiful out of very little, like the Playboy chick who snagged up with Mini Me.

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I hope all of you Skins are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend. We have much to be thankful for—all the MANY Indian babies out there increasing our population base, Native languages, the increasing number of Skins committed to sobriety, the increased understanding of the importance of dads in Indian homes.

But this weekend, most of all, I’m thankful for Indian women who can hook up a vicious meal while looking incredible. I’m thankful for football and warm socks when the floor is too cold for my bare feet. I’m thankful for cold turkey sandwiches with salt and mayonnaise on them and warm, flat Shasta pop to wash it down with. I’m thankful for Indian family drama that seems to happen every single holiday usually because someone gets mad at someone else’s rotten kid and accusations fly about “picking on him.”

Takes me back to the good old days. There are rumors that I used to be that rotten kid.

Hope you had a beautiful Turkey Day. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and give thanks—we have a lot to smile about.

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Gyasi Ross is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and his family also belongs to the Suquamish Nation. He recently wrote a book called “Don’t Know Much About Indians (but i wrote a book about us anyways).” You can get it at www.dkmai.com. He also makes a bunch of silly youtube videos and you can see those at www.youtube.com/dkmaibook.

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November 24, 2011

Marty Two Bulls, ‘First Thanksgiving’

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November 26, 2011

Saturday Night Videos: The 1491s Occupy Wall Street and Cure Machines of Bad Medicine

Some new clips from our favorite band of comedy pranksters. First up, the West Village Band of Zucotti Indians opens the Greedy Eagle Casino on its new reservation lands…

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Don’t be swindled by Geeks or Geniuses. It’s not your hardware or your software, it’s spirits! Call Bad Medicine Removers for all your IT needs…

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“Who are we as a people if we don’t have the blood, the strength of our nation?” Be careful with that blood; be very careful…

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