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art in our new home

When we were in Salt Spring Island, we went to the Saturday Market, and I instantly fell in love with this man's work.  Salt Spring artist Lorne Tippett uses wine-barrel stays to create a hanging frame, and carves the designs from reclaimed wood. We splurged and bought one. It's not like we're spending money on anything else this year! It's now hanging on our covered deck. We hung it where you can also see it from inside the house. I love the shape of the wooden base; it echoes t...
Tags: Travel, Art, Personal, Indigenous Peoples, Pacific, Chris, Julie, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Cluxewe Waterfront Bistro, Lorne Tippett, Cluxewe


Why we need to pause before claiming cultural appropriation | Ash Sarkar

The debate, tied up with racial oppression and exploitation, is a difficult one. Yet not every interloper is a colonialist in disguiseIs Gordon Ramsay allowed to cook Chinese food ? Is it OK to dress up as Disney’s Moana? Can Jamie Oliver cook jollof rice despite plainly not knowing what it is? Exactly what is cultural appropriation? To take a glance at Good Morning Britain, the ITV show that never takes its finger off the pulse of Middle England’s clogged arteries, you’d think it’s a question o...
Tags: Food, Art, Music, Race, Americas, Disney, World news, Culture, Canada, Art and design, Indigenous Peoples, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Middle England, Ash Sarkar, Gordon Ramsay (chef


what i'm reading: solitary raven: the essential writings of bill reid

I'm supposed to be writing about the Jackie Robinson biography, which I finished weeks ago, but so far I haven't been motivated to do so. I finished another Wallander mystery -- my "in between" book -- but the next bio on my list, the new one about Frederick Douglass, hasn't come in yet. So I looked for something on my own bookshelf that I've been meaning to read, and found this: Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings of Bill Reid. It is fascinating, and by coincidence, feels very relevant.We v...
Tags: Travel, Art, London, Americas, Toronto, History, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Vancouver, North America, Cbc, Picasso, Jackie Robinson, Robert Bringhurst, Reid, Haida Gwaii


things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #30

At the Port Hardy Library, we've been hosting visits from the local First Nations school, from the the Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Nations. (That is pronounced GWA-sala Nak-wah-da.) The children have been absolutely lovely, and although my contact with them is brief, I'm enjoying it so much.It's especially wonderful to have the tweens and teens in the library, which is a change for our library. We've been working on digital literacy, which I've made into a bingo game. (Librarians will turn anything int...
Tags: Travel, Art, First Nations, Indigenous Peoples, Vancouver Island, Port Hardy, GWA, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Gila, Port Hardy Library, Gwa sala Nakwaxda, Gwa sala Nakwaxda xw School, New York City The Door


Hey, that's our stuff: Maasai tribespeople tackle Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum

Western museums are full of plundered objects. So what happened when a Maasai delegation travelled to the UK to discover where their sacred belongings ended up?Around a large table in a bright room in the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, four members of the Maasai tribe from east Africa are inspecting a small object. It has been carefully placed in front of them by a curator wearing special handling gloves. The Maasai say that it is a bracelet, an orkatar. They talk between themselves,...
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Hey, that's our stuff: Masaai tribespeople tackle Oxford's Pitt Rivers museum

Western museums are full of plundered objects. So what happened when a Masaai delegation travelled to the UK to discover where their sacred belongings ended up?Around a large table in a bright room in the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, four members of the Maasai tribe from east Africa are inspecting a small object. It has been carefully placed in front of them by a curator wearing special handling gloves. The Maasai say that it is a bracelet, an orkatar. They talk between themselves,...
Tags: Amazon, Art, UK, India, Africa, Religion, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Canada, Ethics, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Anthropology


A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

San Francisco’s ‘Early Days’ statue was seen by many as a symbol of colonial oppression. What does its removal say about history and public art?In the middle of the night and with dozens of Native Americans watching, San Francisco city workers tied safety ropes around a 124-year-old bronze statue and pulled. Carefully, they dislodged the piece from a granite platform and laid it on top of a flatbed truck. It was a moment stoked with meaning. After decades of effort, the Early Days statue, a symb...
Tags: Art, Education, California, San Francisco, US news, History, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans


‘A most resolute lady’: the radical resistance of Indigenous women

A new theatre project will give voice to generations of Victorian First Nations matriarchs who fought state agencies with the pen Louisa was a young girl when she was abducted by sealers from a beach near the heads of Port Phillip Bay and carried off to a distant, wind-swept island in the Bass Strait. Her mother, grandmother and aunt are also said to have been taken that day. The life that lay in store for them included decades of bonded labour as seal hunters, private domestics and oftentimes s...
Tags: Theatre, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Louisa, Van Diemen, Port Phillip Bay, Stolen generations, Victorian First Nations


Stan Grant compares Indigenous cultural sites to the Sistine Chapel

Broadcaster makes comments at opening of Tarnanthi festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art Stan Grant has compared Indigenous cultural heritage sites such as Lake Mungo to the Sistine Chapel and said the depth and breadth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art “punctures” the conception of Terra nullius.The ABC broadcaster made the comments at the opening of the Tarnanthi festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of Sou...
Tags: Art, Abc, Australia news, Art and design, Sculpture, Adelaide, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Bhp Billiton, South Australia, Jay Weatherill, Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal, Stan Grant, Sistine Chapel, Art Gallery of South Australia


Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the worldIn 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands of extraordinary treasures lying exactly where they h...
Tags: Art, Science, Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Mexico City, Anthropology, Archaeology, Indigenous Peoples, Exhibitions, Teotihuacan


Gods of garbage – in pictures

Fabrice Monteiro travelled to the most polluted places in Africa and created terrifying characters who roamed their midst dressed in eerie debris. They are spirits, he says, on a mission to make humans change their ways Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Africa, Environment, Senegal, World news, Culture, Pollution, Art and design, Indigenous Peoples, Exhibitions, Fabrice Monteiro


Ice age art in Indonesia reveals how spiritual life transformed en route to Australia

Cave discoveries suggest Indigenous Australians’ strong connection with animals may have its roots in the exotic species they encountered in SulawesiA cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at least 30,000 years ago. The site is thought to have been used by some of the world’s earliest cave artists.Published this week, our new findings challenge the long-held view that hunter-gatherer communities in the P...
Tags: Art, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Anthropology, Archaeology, Evolution, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Timor-Leste


Gary Foley and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy: 'We were all young, crazy, but we believed in justice'

In 1972 a group of radical black power activists stuck an umbrella on the lawn outside Parliament House, changing Indigenous politics forever. Now it’s inspired a tribute by artist Richard Bell showing at the Sydney BiennaleGary Foley, in the words of artist Richard Bell, is “a rock star of the Aboriginal protest movement”.These days he is more likely to be found teaching history at Victoria University, but 40 years ago he was a long-haired whippersnapper with a microphone and a major figure beh...
Tags: Art, Australia, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Race issues, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Canberra, Foley, Parliament House, Gary Foley, Victoria University


How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?

There’s the right way and then the shyster way of buying art in Alice Springs. Here’s how to support artists and the art centres that are building communitiesThe bad old days weren’t so long ago.Cowboys, conmen, chancers and fly-by-night gallerists would swoop into the most remote parts of Australia and return with a haul of dot paintings, obtained by methods fair and foul. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Australia, Painting, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Northern Territory, Alice Springs


Will an ivory ban criminalize indigenous artists' work in Alaska?

As more states ban the sale of ivory, indigenous artists in Alaska fear legal consequences despite federal laws exempting their traditional craftIndigenous artists in Alaska are beginning to organize amid concerns that a growing number of statewide bans on the sale of ivory will negatively affect their livelihood.New York, New Jersey and California are among the states that have passed some form of ivory ban in recent years, hoping to curb poaching and trafficking of elephants and other species ...
Tags: Art, California, US news, Culture, Art and design, Alaska, Indigenous Peoples, New York New Jersey



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