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Cultural Appropriation and Photography

“Cultural appropriation is a concept in sociology dealing with the adoption of the elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from equal cultural exchange due to the presence of a colonial element and imbalance of power.  Cultural appropriation is often portrayed as … Continue reading

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We are all Indigenous

“Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples, aboriginal peoples, native peoples, or autochthonous peoples, are ethnic groups who are descended from and identify with the original inhabitants of a given region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or … Continue reading

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Dakota elder leadership and Scaffold

I’ve written recently about the sculpture called Scaffold, that was being installed at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and then about the mediation that occurred and resulted in the sculpture being removed from the art center. The story caught … Continue reading

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