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Indigenous or Alter-Native Forms of Cultural Display

  • Joy Hendry

Abstract

In this chapter we turn away from the point of view of tourists and museum visitors to look at some examples of what Indigenous people, given a free reign, choose to do themselves in representing and dis­playing their culture. In the last chapter, we saw some cases of self-representation, but these were linked to raising funds through tourism and entertainment. If the resources were otherwise available, would people really care about putting their culture on display to outsiders? Indeed, would they want to be on display at all? In the first chapter, we saw some of the political associations of cultural display, often demeaning to the people whose objects were on show, representing their past, and until recently ignoring their continuing existence. To invite members of the cultures represented to advise on these displays was a step in the direction of recognizing them and we also intro­duced one or two examples of museums founded and run by Indigenous people themselves. In this chapter we turn to examine in more detail some of the things that happen when Indigenous people reclaim control.

Keywords

Indigenous People Residential School Museum Visitor Queen Charlotte Island Indigenous Form 
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