Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – The end of Boy Scouts appropriation?

The Boy Scouts of America is asking its membership whether the organization should reconsider its long practice of incorporating Native words, concepts and ceremonial dances. We look at the organization’s history of problematic appropriation including headdresses, fake ceremonies, and public performances based on dances tribes consider sacred.  


Graham Lee Brewer (citizen of Cherokee Nation), investigative reporter for NBC News

Stewart Koyiyumptewa (Hopi), Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Hopi Tribe

Robert DesJarlait (Red Lake Ojibwe), writer, artist, and dancer

Chief Brad Kills Crow (Delaware Tribe of Indians), Chief of the Delaware Tribe of Indians