Stop misrepresenting and abusing Native American and Indigenous Culture
  • Petitioned Sailor Jerry,

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Sailor Jerry,

Stop misrepresenting and abusing Native American and Indigenous Culture

    1. SleepingBear Bigrow
    2. Petition by

      SleepingBear Bigrow

      Champlain, NY

Selling for profit a derogatory term used by corporations such as Sailor Jerry and Amazon is completely wrong in every manner of the word. Native Americans have long striven for equality and to be treated with respect. The use of the word "Squaw" on these articles of clothing you have produced needs to stop. These items need to be taken off the shelves immediately. Do the right thing and stop the sale of these items which continue to offend Native American people, heritage, and cultures.

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Besides the offensive word Squaw - The shirt contains a war bonnet. It contains eagle feathers. Eagle feathers are a live spiritual being. A war bonnet is earned and passed down to family members. Using this on clothing apparel adds to the misrepresentation of the First Nations and the diversity of our Nations. A head dress or war bonnet should NEVER be used in a cheap marketing tactic. It is profane, derogatory, and disrespectful. It takes only a few moments to sign this petition and to stop the abuse. Do the right thing.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. FOX News!!!

      SleepingBear Bigrow
      Petition Organizer

      I have contacted FOX News in regards to this matter. Now we wait and see if they get back to me. If not I will take it to the next media outlet.

    3. Have heard nothing further from Sailor Jerry.

      SleepingBear Bigrow
      Petition Organizer

      I was expecting to hear more from them as per my conversation with them yesterday regarding this matter. I am still waiting but we gained 136 signatures in a day and a half and that is great but we have to keep pushing this. Pass it on to as many people as you can. Support the cause. Contact Sailor Jerry direct either on their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/sailorjerry?sk=wall or direct on their website at: http://sailorjerry.com/contact-us/ Thank you all for your signatures.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Response from Sailor Jerry.

      SleepingBear Bigrow
      Petition Organizer

      I wrote Sailor Jerry and this is what I received: Via their facebook page.

      Sailor Jerry We appreciate your concern. And will remedy the name. Could you please also write us via the "Contact us" portion of sailorjerry.com so we can continue the conversation there.

    6. Letter sent to Sailor Jerry producer of these products.

      SleepingBear Bigrow
      Petition Organizer

      A letter was sent by myself and others regarding this matter and as soon as I get a reply i will keep you all informed about the progress of this situation.

    7. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jherica Yates CALGARY, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      im a metis woman. if i ever got called a squaw id scalp someone. when will profit from our native nations stop?

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      • over 2 years ago

      we need to change the united states image of native americans. using the word squaw is derogatory. its much like calling an african american a nigger. using our culture for marketing is not respecting our people.

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    • Peggy Scissons OJAI, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it's disrespectful and the word "Squaw" is perjorative.

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    • Cheryl Hayes NIAGARA FALLS, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      With deep respect to my Native American friends, I stand with you and sign this petition.

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    • Paul Postal GARDNER, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Indigenous people of this continent deserve our respect, not our derision. Latecomers to America upset the balace with their ignorant acts hundreds of years ago, and still today. This is just plain wrong.

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