This guidebook created at Simon Fraser University unpacks these important questions about cultural appropriation. It provides advice to designers and marketers on why and how to avoid misappropriation, and underlines the mutual benefits of responsible collaborations with Indigenous artists and communities.
Gabriel Dumont Institute “promote[s] the renewal and development of Métis culture through research; materials development, collection, and distribution; and the design, development, and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.” Shop GDI sells items and materials of all kinds that promote Métis culture.
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.
The Wanuskewin Heritage Park Online Store offers a selection of beautiful authentic and traditional pieces, from jewelry to home décor to artwork, hand-crafted by local artists using natural materials.
CBC’s radio show Tapestry explores the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Listen here to become more informed.