Shocker! Queer Indigenous Artists Collective Co-Founder Exposed as a Fraud

If 2023 has proven anything so far, it’s that even as the years change, there is one thing that always remains the same: the actions of the radical Left will always manage to produce headlines that cause me to lose hope for humanity. Earlier this week, I came across the news that the co-founder of the Queer Indigenous Artists Collective was revealed to be a white woman.

For those of you who don’t know who Kay LeClaire is—so, probably everyone reading this—let me outline all of the demographic boxes that LeClaire claims to check. LeClaire is a self-proclaimed nonbinary “two-spirit” who goes by the name Nibiiwakamigkwe. (Thank God for cut and paste!) Despite her commitment to pass as a Native American, LeClaire has begun to receive backlash from the Native American community, who have labeled her a “pretendian.” 

LeClaire identified as a white woman on her Facebook page before she transitioned into her full woke form in 2019. This change helped her establish herself within the Native American communitywhich she began cashing in on by buying their art and crafts on Etsy and reselling them through a queer Indigenous artists’ collective in Wisconsin. After receiving backlash over her lies about her heritage, LeClaire was ultimately forced to step down from her position at the collective. 

While LeClaire’s efforts to embrace the Native American community did not attain the same level of fame as other “pretendians” such as Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, this tremendous grift of hers should not be ignored. As the radical Left becomes more and more focused on demographics such as race and gender (or lack thereof), their movement sets us back further and further as a society. 

When beginning her new life as a “two-spirit” native, LeClaire did not heed the warnings of her race-faking predecessors. Remember when Spokane’s NAACP President Rachel Dolezal was also outed as a white woman after tricking friends and colleagues into believing she was African American? Dolezal, who at the time was using the fake name Nkechi Amare Diallo, was outed by her own parents. She was charged with fraud and received endless backlash, but don’t worryshe was able to turn her life around, becoming an Only Fans model. (Since this is a family-friendly site, you needn’t fear. That link is to an article about her time on Only Fans, not her actual Only Fans pageeven I couldn’t do that to you.)

No matter what side of the political aisle you occupy, I don’t think there is anybody who can honestly say our culture is moving in a positive direction when it comes to unity between the different demographics. Our media has trained us to see a person’s race firstin everything from mindless action movies to Disney cartoons; comic books to car commercials. This is the exact opposite of the core mission that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many legitimate civil rights groups set out to accomplish. It’s gone from “all men are created equal” to “how dare you just say men in that statement and what is the definition of a man, anyway?”

I recently noted the absurd accusations of racism against “Avatar: The Way of Water” for employing “blueface.” While leftist activists grovel to create issues and manufacture outrage, the culture they create is one in which reality has become muddled, trending in the direction of identification uber alles. While the woke movement has been critical of so-called trans-racial people such as LeClaire, they have not upheld the same level of intellectual consistency when it comes to issues of gender. Their demands for “trans rights” have been at the expense of many biological females—or, as we used to call them back in the day, females 

The social justice movement has left us with a society that is more divided than ever before and has allowed many to be exploited. Stories like Kay LeClaire’s should make everybody stop and consider the repercussions of a culture that focuses on demographics and optics over ethics and morals. 

This issue won’t end until everyone from the far-Right to the center-Left comes together and says, “enough.”

About Tim Young

Tim Young is the media and culture critic for American Greatness.

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