AI software can be useful in certain situations, but it also demonstrably generates text that cites nonexistant sources to support untrue statements. Indigenous people call this practice misappropriation. Misappropriation is the process of lifting words or phrases from someone else’s work without understanding what the words or phrases really mean, and then using them in inappropriate and erroneous ways that sow escalating confusion. Indigenous people have been dealing with the misinformation fallout of misappropriation for generations. ChatGPT and related AI software is going to make it even harder for Indigenous people to prevent wrong “explanations” of supposedly Indigenous thought. Our AI-Free Site badge tells you that a human being wrote all the words that appear on this website. If there are any mistakes, they are honest ones made by a human being trying hard to explain difficult ideas that are exceedingly important.