(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Just like Fauxcahontas, Kay LeClair, a white Wisconsin artist who sells American Indian artwork on Etsy, was accused by other leftists of “appropriating” American Indians’ work and culture.
LeClaire, a white woman who is delusional enough to “identify” as “Native American” and “two-spirit,” an American Indian term that is analogous to modern leftist “nonbinary,” has been selling intricate bead and basket work on Etsy for many years, while also providing stories about how these pieces were inspired by her visions and dreams, according to the Post Millennial.
However, all of these stories about supposed dreams and visions turned out to be lies because the real creators of the artwork came forward multiple times to claim the pieces as their own, according to an American Indian administrator who has known LeClaire since 2020.
“[LeClaire] passed off people’s crafts as their own, and made up stories about the visions,” Jon Greendeer, the health and wellness coordinator at the Ho-Chunk Nation, in Black River Falls, Wis., said. “In this way, [LeClair] did more damage than any European colonizers did in the old days.”
Since 2017, LeClaire claimed to be of Metis, Oneida, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Cuban and Jewish heritage.
Greendeer, the former president of the 8,000-strong Ho-Chunk Nation, said that his community has been shocked by LeClaire, who has spoken and written extensively about the so-called “appropriation of indigenous culture” throughout the state.
“[LeClaire] fooled a lot of people even though a lot of what they spoke was Google and Wikipedia knowledge,” he said. Greendeer also added that the supposed artist was “a master when it suited them, but they created a house of cards.”
LeClaire is accused of using the “welcoming and open nature” of the state’s American Indians to her advantage, creating a completely fake persona. Since LeClaire completely immersed herself in her lies, she forgot to mention any facts from her real life, like the fact that she is married to Adam Pagenkopf, a research specialist at the University of Wisconsin, for example.
“Kay was married?” Greendeer said. “It just goes to show you that I don’t know anything anymore. None of us knew who Kay LeClaire is. I don’t know what they said they did and what they actually did.”
Since the accusations emerged, LeClaire issued a typical leftist apology statement to Madison365 earlier this week.
“A lot of information has come to my attention since late December. I am still processing it all and do not yet know how to respond adequately. What I can do now is offer change,” she said.
“Moving forward, my efforts will be towards reducing harm by following the directions provided by Native community members and community-specified proxies.”