Monday, February 8, 2010

Twilight Zone: The Real Qulieute

Turns out that Jacob's Quileute tribe in La Push, WA is real.

I guess I just figured it was something Stephenie Meyer had made up. Sadly, while everyone else in America is making boatloads of cash off of Team Jacob and the whole Twilight phenomenon, the Quileute people have been left out in the rain. While MSN camera crews trespass on their cemetery and Nordstrom makes money off of their Quileute hoody, the real Quileute people go about their everyday in poverty.

I feel like something is owed to this people, whose history, land and culture has been pilfered. They deserve to profit from Twilight's success too.

Thanks to my friend James for pointing me towards this Op-Ed.

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