Ruffin tweets: “In this week’s segment of How Did We Get Here, we are finding out about offensive representation! HINT: It’s f’ed up and we’re calling out LIES.”
Amber Ruffin, host of the popular Peacock TV comedy program The Amber Ruffin Show, schooled social media as well as the viewers of her program with her latest segment regarding an inappropriate portrayal of an Indigenous character on Marvel named Mataoka.
According to the Peacock TV show description: “Amber showcases her signature smart-and-silly take on the news of the week, responding to it all with a charming, late-night mix of seriousness, nonsense and bow ties.”
Here is her segment posted on Twitter:
Remarks from Native Viewpoint editor and co-founder Vincent Schilling:
I did ten years of research on Pocahontas and interviewed tribal historians, tribal leaders and tribal community members of Virginia tribes that were direct descendants of Pocahontas.
Thank you to Amber Ruffin for her direct statements regarding the inequities faced by Indigenous communities to include the disrespect as well as complete disregard for the plights of Native women and Native communities.
My article in Indian Country Today
“The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality” by Vincent Schilling
Video: The Real Native History of Pocahontas
Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk, is the founder and editor of Native Viewpoint. With over 16 years of experience as a Native journalist and former member of the White House Press Pool. Follow Vincent on Twitter at @VinceSchilling or on any other of his social media accounts by clicking on any of the icons below.
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