American artists were instrumental in propagating the false narrative of Thanksgiving, a deliberate erasure of violence against Indigenous peoples.
Land acknowledgment without action is an empty gesture, exculpatory and self-serving.
Footage from the perfume’s release party also featured white people dressed in sacred war bonnets dancing around tipis and belting out war whoops as spectators sipped champagne.
As I experienced firsthand at WorldPride, the erasure of Indigenous peoples is alive and well in the queer community. But our culture is not a costume.