I was also told that Lady GaGa likes the Native American experience. The video is so much fun.
Well, I don't. Traditionally, women aren't supposed to wear feather bonnets. No one is supposed to wear them unless they've earned them. It makes a mockery of the solemn duties of a chief. It implies anyone can become an Indian or a chief by donning the correct attire.
In other words, dancing like a member of the Village People doesn't honor or respect Indians. It diminishes them. It makes them look like Mardi Gras revelers, circus clowns, or mascots.
Here's the difference between my blog and Pond's in a nutshell. He goes ga-ga over things like this Lady GaGa video. I don't.
For more on the subject, see Tricking or Treating Indians and the Stereotype of the Month contest.
Below: Another girl who violated any number of Indian cultural practices.