Oklahoma Governor's Daughter Continues To Anger Native Americans

Last month Christina Fallin sparked outrage with an instagram picture of herself wearing a Native American headdress in a promotional photo for her band, Pink Pony. Over the weekend she sparked more controversy, wearing a native shawl with the word "Sheep" on the back, and dancing in a fake Indian war dance. All of which has caused a problem for her mother, Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
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You'd think the daughter of the most prominent politician in the state would be a little more circumspect in who she wants to offend, and for what reasons, but that appears not to be the case for Christina Fallin, who just gave her mother another giant headache to deal with.

In March, it was the ceremonial headdress. And now this:

via KFOR, in Oklahoma City.

This past weekend, the band performed at the Norman Music Festival.
Before the performance, a member of the band posted about the group’s outfits for the evening.

A handful of silent protesters stood by the stage as the band began to play.

They were not wearing authentic Native American regalia.

However, Fallin was wearing a shawl with the word “Sheep” on it.

Some witnesses claim she did an interpretation of a “Native American war dance.”

In a statement from Pink Pony they stated their performance was not meant to be offensive.
“Nothing about our performance was connected in any way to Native American culture … We are sincerely sorry to anyone who was offended by the photograph that started this controversy.”

Governor and mom Mary Fallin released this statement:

“On Saturday night, while performing at the Norman Music Festival, my daughter acted in a way that I believe was inappropriate. While she will always be my daughter and I love her very much, I don’t approve of her behavior on that night or that of her band. I have communicated that to Christina.” said Gov. Fallin. “I have great respect for Oklahoma’s tribal members and I celebrate their traditions and culture. As governor, I work hand in hand with tribal leaders on everything from disaster response to economic development. Tribal governments are important partners to our state government, and I value the good relationships my administration has cultivated with them.”


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