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Law School Suggests Avoiding ‘Sexy Pocahontas’ In Mandatory American Indian Class

A law school suggested avoiding “sexy Pocahontas” costumes, acknowledging “two-spirited” people with “LGBTQ2S,” and dozens of other ways to respect American Indians, according to a Tuesday report.

The school of law at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, gave its freshman students cards containing 50 such suggestions as part of a required Aboriginal and Indigenous Law in Context course, according to The College Fix.

“Consider the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation,” read one of the law school’s suggestions. “Learn why headdresses are not appropriate at music festivals and why ‘sexy Pochahontas’ [sic] is just wrong.”

Another statement advised students to add an American Indian land acknowledgement to their email signatures, placing the name of the territory in which they live beside their own names.

“When discussing LGBTQ issues, always include two-spirited peoples (‘LGBTQ2S’),” advised the law school.

Students are also encouraged to buy dreamcatchers or earrings from indigenous artists.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Dalhousie for comment, but received none in time for press.

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