Category Archives: Cultural appropriation

An analysis of the Inukt boutique

I have delved into the issue of cultural appropriation/misappropriation before, attempting to explain where I think the line should be drawn, and I’ve also discussed the need to ensure authenticity when approaching stories and resources attributed to Native Americans. To … Continue reading

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Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation.

Today is December 16, 2012 and Chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike for six days. Contrary to what some media outlets are reporting, she is not doing this only to protest Bill C-45 or even the deplorable … Continue reading

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Categories: 60s scoop, Alienation, Comprehensive Claims, Cultural appropriation, Decolonisation, First Nations, Idle No More, Injustice, Inuit, MĂ©tis, Representation of natives

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Ruby Love Joy, from squaw headbands to gaia breastplates.

Back in March of this year, I came across an online store called Ruby Love Joy.  Based in Australia, this site featured (as you can see in this picture) a lot of men and women in face paint and “warrior … Continue reading

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