Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka Acknowledges His History of Indigenous Cultural Appropriation – Exclaim!

Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka Acknowledges His History of Indigenous Cultural Appropriation – Exclaim!

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2022183 Views

Apr 20, 2022

Greta Van Fleet vocalist Josh Kiszka has acknowledged his history of Indigenous cultural appropriation.

Held accountable by a fan-run campaign called #SpeakUpGVF, he issued a statement to the band’s Indigenous fans on Instagram on Monday (April 18), writing:

I see you. I’ve taken time to listen and gather my thoughts. My appreciation for Indigenous culture is bigger than myself. I recognize the harm that ignorance can have on marginalized communities, something I’d never want to perpetuate. Hate, disrespect and prejudice of any kind are not welcome in this community.

As I’ve come into adulthood, I’ve been able to grow and learn. This growth has not stopped and will not stop here. The Chippewa tribe has had a particularly profound impact on my life having been exposed to their ceremonies and customs during my early years growing up in Michigan.

Read More: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/greta_van_fleets_josh_kiszka_acknowledges_his_history_of_indigenous_cultural_appropriation

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