The model is a Native Mohawk from upstate New York.

To all the Haters and Cultural Appropriation Theorists who are having a whine over this photograph, do not assume to know the story behind this image, who I am, who the photographer is or what my feathers mean to me. I do not need to justify my Ganienkeh blood to you. Especially not little white wannabe’s who claim to be “Native”.

Niá:wenh ki’ wáhi