2022 Wests Tigers Indigenous Jersey..

Kaito

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Are there any aboriginals on here? I like the jersey but would wonder if wearing it as a fluorescent white guy with zero links to aboriginal culture be a faux pas.

Like tourists wearing rice hats in Vietnam or those bright patterned shirts in Fiji, aussies with giant buddah statues in their backyard after one trip to Bali.- you can buy them and nobody would say anything, but is it a poor look and appropriating the culture.

I don't know if you're trying to be funny but this has nothing to do with cultural appropriation.. Wearing an Indigenous Jersey as a white person is a great thing. Nobody is banning braids if you're not African or nose rings if you're not Hindu, just know where it comes from and be respectful It's honestly as simple as that...
 

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I don't know if you're trying to be funny but this has nothing to do with cultural appropriation.. Wearing an Indigenous Jersey as a white person is a great thing. Nobody is banning braids if you're not African or nose rings if you're not Hindu, just know where it comes from and be respectful It's honestly as simple as that...
Genuinely asking… It’s not my culture. - I don’t know anything about it. But yes again, in those circumstances, you just mentioned it can, not always, come across as tasteless until it moves into “comfortable” society. If i see a white woman wearing dashikis (cornrows) or Americans wearing turbans. It can come across as tasteless. I’m sure most aren’t trying to be malicious, but symbols can have pretty powerful meaning in some cultures whilst I’m sure the NRL worked with communities and the artists to ensure nothing sacred is mass produced I was just asking how anybody with that culture here felt about it when they saw others wearing it.

Wasnt Kim Kardashian absolutely blasted when she wore cornrows?
 

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Not feeling that.

Not a fan of the colours.

I don't mind it... their primary colors work well with the lime green and sea blue, I think it pops. Will check what their Jersey means later
 

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If i see a white woman wearing dashikis (cornrows) or Americans wearing turbans. It can come across as tasteless. I’m sure most aren’t trying to be malicious, but symbols can have pretty powerful meaning

Dashikis are West African garments not cornrows my bro. As far as 'symbols' are concerned, the only ones that I can think of that are considered offensive the world over are white nationalist ones like the swastika (which were hijacked from Hinduism) by the fake Aryans. I dont care who wants to wear what. Turbans are cross cultured...the Sikhs, shias, ottomans, rastafarians all where them.. I don't want to speak for all cultures and creeds when I say I don't care but respect is crucial, that was my original point. It doesn't matter if your black white Asian or in between. If you feel good wear what u want.
 

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Dashikis are West African garments not cornrows my bro. As far as 'symbols' are concerned, the only ones that I can think of that are considered offensive the world over are white nationalist ones like the swastika (which were hijacked from Hinduism) by the fake Aryans. I dont care who wants to wear what. Turbans are cross cultured...the Sikhs, shias, ottomans, rastafarians all where them.. I don't want to speak for all cultures and creeds when I say I don't care but respect is crucial, that was my original point. It doesn't matter if your black white Asian or in between. If you feel good wear what u want.

Happy to be wrong, you only know what you know… just asking if anyone had that background and asked how they feel about it
 

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Are there any aboriginals on here? I like the jersey but would wonder if wearing it as a fluorescent white guy with zero links to aboriginal culture be a faux pas.

Like tourists wearing rice hats in Vietnam or those bright patterned shirts in Fiji, aussies with giant buddah statues in their backyard after one trip to Bali.- you can buy them and nobody would say anything, but is it a poor look and appropriating the culture.
G'day @Bob good post/respectful question.

I really like most Aboriginal art so a couple of years ago I purchased a good quality t- shirt from Lowes with Aboriginal art on it and cost approx $65 and I wore it a few times when out and about.

My appearance is probably typical of a 75 yo of English decent.

I was in Casino during the recent Covid State wide lock down.

One sunny day I put my Aboriginal t-shirt on and realised I needed to go into Centrelink to notify of change of address...and was spoken to by the bloke behind the counter in a rude manner when I hadn't been at all rude to him.
A couple of days later I had to return an item of clothing to Big W in Lismore and was again spoken to rudely for no good reason and all I can put it down to is they thought I was Aboriginal due to mt t-shirt.

Makes you wonder if this is the sort of stuff that Our First Nations People have to put up with and if so how often?
 

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G'day @Bob good post/respectful question.

I really like most Aboriginal art so a couple of years ago I purchased a good quality t- shirt from Lowes with Aboriginal art on it and cost approx $65 and I wore it a few times when out and about.

My appearance is probably typical of a 75 yo of English decent.

I was in Casino during the recent Covid State wide lock down.

One sunny day I put my Aboriginal t-shirt on and realised I needed to go into Centrelink to notify of change of address...and was spoken to by the bloke behind the counter in a rude manner when I hadn't been at all rude to him.
A couple of days later I had to return an item of clothing to Big W in Lismore and was again spoken to rudely for no good reason and all I can put it down to is they thought I was Aboriginal due to mt t-shirt.

Makes you wonder if this is the sort of stuff that Our First Nations People have to put up with and if so how often?
So how do u think the poor poms feel when there called invad
 

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Are there any aboriginals on here? I like the jersey but would wonder if wearing it as a fluorescent white guy with zero links to aboriginal culture be a faux pas.

Like tourists wearing rice hats in Vietnam or those bright patterned shirts in Fiji, aussies with giant buddah statues in their backyard after one trip to Bali.- you can buy them and nobody would say anything, but is it a poor look and appropriating the culture.
Hey bob,
good post because in a round about way promotes Aboriginal culture.
I don't have pure Aboriginal blood but I have many cousins on my mother's side who are proud members of the Ngarrindjeri people (South Australia's Murray River region).
I know for a fact that if white people wore Aboriginal designed clothing or use anything that is genuine they feel proud of it.
The only thing the indigenous people feel upset about is when something is sold as being from their culture and it is not, say something produced in another country.
In fact the federal court in 2019 ruled that you cannot produce and or sell items that are fake and profess them to be authentic.
It is unfortunately still not [to my knowledge] against the law to produce fake items.
For example, our jersey produced by a local indigenous artist Tyler Smith to be worn by all people of the world show cases her aboriginal heritage.... something all Australians should be proud to wear, respect. 🤜🤛

Footnote: If our sponsor did not advertise on this jersey and have a presser saying why they did this, they would be a great example to other companies to help promote Aboriginal culture.
 
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Hey bob,
good post because in a round about way promotes Aboriginal culture.
I don't have Aboriginal blood but I have many cousins on my mother's side who are proud members of the Ngarrindjeri people (South Australia's Murray River region).
I know for a fact that if white people wear clothing or use anything that is genuine they feel proud of it.
The only thing the indigenous people feel upset about is when something is sold as being from their culture and it is not, say something produced in another country.
In fact the federal court in 2019 ruled that you cannot produce and or sell items that are fake and profess them to be authentic.
It is unfortunately still not [to my knowledge] against the law to produce fake items.
For example, indigenous jerseys produced by a local indigenous artist Tyler Smith to be worn by all people of the world show cases her aboriginal heritage.... something all Australians should be proud to wear, respect. 🤜🤛

Footnote: If our sponsor were not advertise on this jersey and have a presser saying why they did this, they would be a leading companies in the right direction for Aboriginal advancement.
Regarding the. Sponsorship I though the same thing. Why wouldn’t Brydens donate that space to an emerging indigenous business for the round. Would just be a win for everybody all round.
 

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Are there any aboriginals on here? I like the jersey but would wonder if wearing it as a fluorescent white guy with zero links to aboriginal culture be a faux pas.

Like tourists wearing rice hats in Vietnam or those bright patterned shirts in Fiji, aussies with giant buddah statues in their backyard after one trip to Bali.- you can buy them and nobody would say anything, but is it a poor look and appropriating the culture.
Yeah mate me I like the design and teaches people about the culture that isn't common knowledge not appropriating the culture at all
 

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Are there any aboriginals on here? I like the jersey but would wonder if wearing it as a fluorescent white guy with zero links to aboriginal culture be a faux pas.

Like tourists wearing rice hats in Vietnam or those bright patterned shirts in Fiji, aussies with giant buddah statues in their backyard after one trip to Bali.- you can buy them and nobody would say anything, but is it a poor look and appropriating the culture.
That’s a weird take you have there Bob.
Don’t live your life in fear of upsetting people.
The indigenous mobs love sharing their culture and history. Embrace it.
 
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