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Report suggests 87% of Indigenous people have stood on cliff edge in regalia, silhouetted against red sky

According to the results of a groundbreaking new study released on Friday, as many as 87% of Indigenous people have stood on a cliff or other high ground while silhouetted against a red sky.

“This report lays bare what many of us have always believed,” said lead author Werner Liebe.

“That whether it’s when Indigenous people on a hunting campaign or even just running to the corner store, their images are often captured as they stand silhouetted against red skies, many times while their arms extend outward.”

The study, Against Crimson Skies: The Imaging of Indigenous People While Silhouetted on Cliffs, also found that eagles, hawks or even wolves sometimes appear next to them when they stand against red skies—often while suddenly wearing traditional regalia.