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.
Indig Inc is created by Indigenous artisans for Indigenous artisans. Their inspiration was to create an online meeting place for artisans and buyers looking for that authentic experience and storyline connection. Indig Inc is a space where the stories of the artisans is weaved into the very fabric of platform, offering an authentic experience in a new way, and connecting people across the globe.
An Open Letter to Non-Natives in Headdresses
âpihtawikosisân is a blog about law, language and culture written by Chelsea Vowel from a Métis perspective. This article offers insight into what are restricted and non-restricted items and symbols when it comes to fashion and design.
“But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?”
Native Appropriations is a website that offers a forum for discussing representations of Indigenous peoples. This article explores the practice of non-Indigenous people wearing headdresses. It’s also a great site for discussions around stereotypes, cultural appropriation, news and more.
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.
CBC’s radio show Tapestry explores the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Listen here to become more informed.
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.
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.