The New Fire Guide to Confronting Appropriation

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Tuesday July 28, 2015

The New Fire Guide to Confronting Appropriation

with Lisa Charleyboy

Earlier this summer, Osheaga banned headdresses at its 2015 festival.

Earlier this summer, Osheaga banned headdresses at its 2015 festival. (Facebook/Osheaga 2015)

If you and your friends are heading to a music festival or doing a bit of shopping this summer, chances are good you’ll come across stuff that is ‘indigenous inspired’. But it’s likely made overseas, far away from the many talented artists designing beautiful things right here in Canada.

From t-shirts adorned with skulls and headdresses to headbands in Navajo print fabric, appropriation is alive and well. So what do you do when you run in to it? Listen to our ‘confronting appropriation’ guide here.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/newfire/hipsters-and-indians-1.3167765/the-new-fire-guide-to-confronting-appropriation-1.3169043

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