Why Native American designers are not OK with fashion headdresses

Story highlightsNo Doubt, Victoria's Secret accused of "playing Indian" for profitNative community wants larger role in representations of their culture in mediaNon-Native entrepreneur faces skepticism in building platform for indigenous artistsNatives often asked to endorse imagery to build other brands, blogger saysThis November, events nationwide celebrated the traditions, fashion and food of the nation's 566 recognized Indian tribes as part of Native American Heritage Month.

But a few high profile missteps surrounding the use of indigenous cultural imagery made bigger national headlines than any heritage month event.

First it was the release of No Doubt's Wild West-themed