Anyone Else Appreciate Chakotay's ethnic/spiritual aspects.
his vision quest's his legends, etc.
I would assume that actual Native Americans feel the same way about that as African Americans would feel about showing Geordie replicating fried chicken and watermelon and then calling it the "food of his ancestors".
Stereotypes of any kind are bad, but especially if they are not based in much fact.
Honest question from a confused Western Canadian: Do Caucasian Americans not eat fried chicken or watermelon? Personally I love those foods, and as recently as 1923 my family was from Sweden.
Guy Gardener wrote:
Peyotee was criminalized in the '40s, and then legalized in 1976 for religious purposes only. So, unless I'm reading my google search wrong which is backed up by a hazy memory from some stupid movie... It's all "tribes" who are allowed to start a prayer circle, and they can legally invite any non-first nation they want into the circle. From the movie I recall that some white guy was encouraged to make a donation to the church before the prayer circle started, which was a clever ruse to get around the DEA and the IRS.
Teya, you might not want to watch the final episodes Battlestar Galactica... Or maybe you would? They level the playing field, affirming that no one on Earth from it's centre to fartherest corners could "speak" until Giaus Balter started swinging his dick around with the native aboriginal girls and Starbuck declared her poonanny open season for any caveman brave enough to by ticket.
But then the legend/myth of astronauts gods is old.
Hell, there's even a 70s episode of Scoobie doo were an ancient Astronaut is haunting an Incan Zigerat... But don't be afraid, becuase that turned out not to be a real Ghost.
OMG, is THAT how nuBSG ends? Sounds like the TV series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy did a much better job...
R. Star wrote:
It would be the same if I threw my European heritage in everyone's face at every moment by playing the bagpipes, running with the bulls and drinking vodka until I threw up.
That's the same cliche nonsense they did with Chakotay's "Indian" heritage.
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