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Greta Van Fleet Singer Acknowledges Appropriating Indigenous Tradition


Greta Van Fleet lead singer Josh Kiszka has acknowledged and apologized for appropriating Indigenous tradition in onstage costumes courting again no less than 5 years. Writing on Instagram, Kiszka stated: “I’ve taken time to hear and collect my ideas. My appreciation for Indigenous tradition is larger than myself. I acknowledge the hurt that ignorance can have on marginalized communities, one thing I’d by no means wish to perpetuate. Hate, disrespect, and prejudice of any type will not be welcome on this group. As I’ve come into maturity, I’ve been capable of develop and study. This progress has not stopped and won't cease right here.”

Kiszka continues:

The Chippewa tribe has had a very profound influence on my life, having been uncovered to their ceremonies and customs throughout my early years rising up in Michigan. I've made a charitable donation [to] the First Nations Improvement Institute to assist preserve Indigenous traditions like theirs alive and nicely. Must you wish to assist with me, please go to firstnations.org. Peace, Love, Unity, & Equality. All the time, Josh.

This transfer by Kiszka comes as a response to the #SpeakUpGVF marketing campaign on social media, which began a couple of week in the past and known as Kiszka out for posting a collection of images from 2017 the place he and pals are “donning copies of sacred Indigenous put on.”

The #SpeakUpGVF word continues:

These images have by no means been addressed or deleted regardless of being culturally appropriative and offensive to numerous Native cultures. Indigenous followers and people working towards allyship have tried to contact Josh and ask him to take away the images and handle the tradition appropriation, however he continues to remain silent and the images proceed to remain up. Remaining silent on that is upsetting and ignorant because it upholds racist ideologies that Indigenous cultures are merely a dressing up, when they're sacred and never open for appropriation.

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