. In Case You’ve Missed It ‘Native American’ artist Kay LeClaire, accused of being white, also ‘made up stories about visions,’ is married to researcher « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NYPOSTThere were already accusations of fraudulent behavior shadowing Kay LeClaire when they showed off their intricate bead and basket work on Etsy and social media over the last two years. The posts described the “visions” and dreams that led the Wisconsin artist — who identifies as non-binary and Native American — to create the elaborate pieces of art. But more than once, the real creators of the work had come forward to take ownership of pieces that LeClaire, 28, tried to appropriate, said a Native American administrator who has known LeClaire since 2020. “[LeClaire] passed off people’s crafts as their own, and made up stories about the visions.”

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