Suzanne Clarke, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wrote an email to her staff, apologizing for her “momentary error in judgment” after she posted a picture of herself smiling with two Native American women on social media.
Clarke sent an email explaining to her staff her “momentary errors in judgment” [Sic] when she took a photo with two white women wearing Native American headdresses during her vacation. The Democrat-aligned Chamber president expressed her regret for her “mistake”, since headdresses have “deep meaning” for Native Americans.
Breitbart News published the first story about Clarke’s private Instagram account. Grim also published the story.
After the Cherokee Nation protested, Disney had to apologize for a Native American dance routine that was performed at its Florida theme park.
The drill team of Port Neches-Groves High School, Port Neches, Texas, known as the “Indianettes”, was criticized for their performance at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. It featured drill team members performing moves that were criticized for perpetuating racist stereotypes against Native Americans, while singing, “Scalp’em, Indians. Scalp’em!”
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. responded to the video of the routine in a letter. He called it a “stereotypical portrayal of the tribe” and condemned it.
The nation stated that school leaders must be educated on cultural appropriateness. They should apologise for continuing to ignore our requests to cease, and make quick changes to correct offensive displays in their school district.