Indigenous Black Indians (Moors) Celebrating Carnival | Not Redface or Cultural Appropriation 🙄

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This image speaks for itself.  On the left you have a nearly three hundred year old artist depiction of a Native American.  On the right you have a modern-day descendant of the indigenous Americans wearing Carnival attire.

black indian carnival america 1750
Side by side picture of what a REAL American looks like.

Throughout the Caribbean, South America, parts of Central America and North America millions of so-called black people, who are told that they are the descendants of African slaves partake in this celebration.  In Trinidad, New Orleans, and other places in the Caribbean, the indigenous population take part in celebrating Carnival.  The tradition has spread to New York, Toronto, and even the UK by way of Caribbean immigration.

Most "black" people participating in Carnival are not aware that their ancestors are the true Native Americans.  They have been carrying on these traditions for hundreds of years and been told that these celebrations are the result of their African slave ancestors mixing their African traditions with those of the Native Americans.

This is not always the case though, as many Taino/Arawak Indians in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, and other Caribbean Islands are black and know that they are indigenous to America.  Nobody can tell them any differently either since they know their roots.  The same is the case with some of the Mardi Gras Indians in Louisiana.  Tribes such as the Washitaw Nation do not just dress up for Mardi Gras.  They know that they are the true descendants of the black indigenous Americans.

Recently, these Carnival celebrations (and so-called black people representing their indigenous roots) have come under fire by Native American groups claiming cultural appropriation.  Example 1 Example 2

Redface | Carnival Come Under Fire 1st Nations Claim Cultural Appropriation

There is a reoccurring theme with each and every claim of insult and cultural appropriation by the Native American groups that are attacking the true descendants of the indigenous Americans (so-called black people).  These "Native Americans" are very, um, how do I put it...light skinned.

PM Justin Trudeau & National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of 1st Nations
For the most part these "Native Americans" are straight up white people, as in the descendants of Europeans.  They have German, Scandinavian, Italian, and all type of other European roots.  I find it hard to believe that these white people, who slaughtered the true Indians, stole their land, and later usurped their identity so that they could gain government benefits are really offended to see the true Indians representing their heritage.

Fake Outrage by Fake Indians

1st Nations member Rob Bear wearing a fake feather headdress

At the end of the day, no apology is necessary and here's the reason why.  We have a lot of five dollar Indians claiming to be offended by people appropriating their culture, BUT in most cases these white people are only pretending to be Indians to gain tax free status as well as government grants and benefits.  As you can see from the picture above of a First Nations tribe member wearing a fake headress they do not really take all of this stuff seriously.

That picture was borrowed from this article of the CBC News which highlighted the conundrum that Native Americans find themselves in when their own white tribe members openly mock indigenous traditions.  It makes it difficult for them to accuse others of wearing redface, which is just a take on racist Jim Crow performers smearing black paint on their faces to imitate and sometimes mock black people.

I'm not speaking for all Native American groups.  There may be some white-looking Native Americans that are not fake five dollar Indians.  The problem is that most of these groups, especially the ones trying to stop the so-called African American from representing his own culture and/or learning about his own Native American roots are actually ran by white supremacists that in most cases do not even have one drop of Indian blood in them.

They are fake and only holding down the Native American title so that the so-called African American or negro does not realize that he is indigenous to the Americas.  They do not even take this shit seriously.  It's a joke to them.  They are surprised that more black people don't wake up and realize the truth, especially since it's right in your face.  None of these white Native Americans have dark brown copper-toned skin.  Their ancestors, the European explorers described your ancestors upon arriving on the sores of North, South, and Central America.


"There's nowhere to run to ba-bay
There's nowhere to hide" - Gravediggaz

Nowhere to Run to Baby Nowhere to Hide | You Are Right at Home in America


Now all of a sudden the white man is claiming to be you (indigenous) and telling you that you cannot honor your ancestors or wear Native American headdresses because its offensive to them.  Meanwhile they are still mocking your culture whenever they feel like it.  They want you to think Africa is your home because that will only keep you dazed and confused.  Think about it, Africa is a continent with over 54 nations (none of which will claim you), so claiming an entire continent which has no recollection of your ancestors being from there does nothing to empower you or set you free.

Even nations such as Ghana, which makes money off of afrocentric tourists from the United States and which is supposed to be where the majority of black slaves came from does not really view "African Americans" as their people.  "Far from seeing African-Americans as kin, most Ghanaians lump them together with other Americans, calling the whole lot obruni, which in the local Twi language means "white" or foreigner." (Modern Ghana)

"The African role in the slave trade is not an issue in Ghana," says Audrey Gadzekpo, a newspaper columnist in Accra. "People here are totally detached from any guilt or responsibility for their ancestors selling other Africans into slavery. It's like there's some collective amnesia." (Modern Ghana)

There is a collective amnesia because the African Slave Trade, as told, is a lie.  Few Africans were actually brought to the Americas via slavery.  The lucrative part of the slave trade involved capturing free people of color who were also known as Indians.  They were sold to other places via the Native American Triangular Slave Trade.  Their children were told that they came from the continent of Africa to further confuse them.

You are the Real Native American in the truest sense of the word.

Source:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/chicago-blackhawks-fan-wearing-headdress-shocks-hockey-fans-1.3016684
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jaydonono/canada-we-need-to-talk-about-indigenous-cultural?utm_term=.rkJgGgDaK#.pykAXAwEJ
https://twitter.com/NDNLit/status/583390391522725888
https://www.instagram.com/p/_D3BFzKn4q/
http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/07/traditional-headdresses-in-black-culture/
https://www.modernghana.com/news/12934/1/for-african-americans-in-ghana-the-grass-isnt-alwa.html
http://bafsudralam.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-native-american-triangular-slave.html

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