Where does cultural appropriation end and where does cultural appropriation begin? — Mohawk/Sioux youth featured in Teen Vogue

Daunnette Reyome has become an overnight role model in Indian Country after being featured in Teen Vogue, in an article entitled, “7 Girls Show What Beauty Looks Like When It’s Not Appropriated.” As one of seven young ladies chosen to weigh in on the hot trending topic of cultural appropriation, while they appropriately modeled regalia of their own cultures. Teen Vogue asked a very loaded question, “Where does cultural appropriation end and where does cultural appropriation begin?”  Her section of this article is entitled “Daunnette Reyome on her feather,” with photos that capture the powerful imagery of this young woman and her message to the world “that we do still exist. And no, we don’t all live in teepees.” Growing up off-reservation, Daunnette has had a very different aspect from the non-native world, and how they perceive Native American’s, from fellow students telling her that “Indians don’t exist anymore,” to

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