Kansas Middletent | Fashion as a Tool for Change, Breaking Stereotypes and Celebrating Heritage

Kansas Middletent | Fashion as a Tool for Change, Breaking Stereotypes and Celebrating Heritage
22 giu 2023 · 31 min. 30 sec.

Meet Kansas Middletent, a Lakota model, 7th Generation Warrior, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Actor/Stunt Rider SAG-AFTRA and advocate for indigenous fashion. Kansas shares his journey in the industry, starting from his...

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Meet Kansas Middletent, a Lakota model, 7th Generation Warrior, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Actor/Stunt Rider SAG-AFTRA and advocate for indigenous fashion.
Kansas shares his journey in the industry, starting from his early days as a model in Denver to walking the runway in France. He also discusses his role as a consultant in various areas such as indigenous crises, education, marketing, and public speaking.
Kansas opens up about his background growing up in Lower Brule, South Dakota, and the challenges faced by indigenous communities, including lack of resources and high poverty rates.
He emphasizes the importance of understanding and communication, encouraging listeners to ask questions and engage with their local communities.
The conversation delves into the topic of addiction and its impact on families and communities. Kansas shares personal experiences and highlights the need for support systems and finding strength in family. He also touches on the power of prayer and faith in cultivating resilience.
Throughout the episode, Kansas emphasizes the significance of fashion as a means of self-expression and empowerment. He discusses the connection between love and fashion and the positive impact it can have on individuals and communities.

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  1. "The reservation never lacked talent. We only lacked resources." - Kansas Middle Tent
  2. "Being able to walk into a store and buy my kids something they want without having to worry about money, that's why I say I get to live my dream." - Kansas Middle Tent
  3. "Step into your power. Turn your pain into power and follow your dreams despite what anybody says." - Kansas Middle Tent
  4. 4. "Indigenous fashion is not just about clothes; it's about reclaiming our identity and sharing our stories with the world." - Kansas Middle Tent
  5. "Fashion has the power to heal. It allows us to express our culture, our heritage, and our resilience." - Kansas Middle Tent
6. "We need to support indigenous designers and artists. By buying their creations, we are investing in our communities and empowering future generations." - Kansas Middle Tent
7. "Education is key. By educating ourselves and others about indigenous culture, we can break down stereotypes and foster understanding." - Kansas Middle Tent
8. "Indigenous fashion is a movement of self-determination, reminding us of our strength, beauty, and resilience as indigenous peoples." - Kansas Middle Tent
9. "Fashion is a tool for change. It allows us to challenge the status quo and redefine beauty on our own terms." - Kansas Middle Tent
10. "We must honor our ancestors through the clothes we wear, celebrating our heritage and keeping our traditions alive." - Kansas Middle Tent
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