We have been set up historically.
The Indian Princess and Squaw– are the terms that are associated with the visual stereotypes of Indigenous Women.
It began with the misunderstanding of the women roles in our societies during contact. We did work. We were not passive contraries to men, where decisions were made for us, because we were property-we were equal in responsibility, for our homefires.
Female imagery is split, but equally objectified with the Warrior stereotype of Indigenous men.
The authenticity of a sexually targeted situation is skewed by the imagery created by the euro-centric narrative.
try and deconstruct that……
Since women could not be equal or more valuable in a patriarchal lens, it was a mission to perpetuate images of us as easy prey; as squaws. The bounty of erotic fantasies among the settler populus, lead to the fall of our reputation as culturally important to the Canadian nation.
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