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Indigenous cultural self - representation and its internal critiques: a case study of the Woodland cultural centre, Canada

Nakamura, Naohiro (2014) Indigenous cultural self - representation and its internal critiques: a case study of the Woodland cultural centre, Canada. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival, 8 (3). pp. 145-154. ISSN 1559-5692

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    Abstract

    This research report discusses Indigenous cultural representation in an Indigenous-run museum and its internal critiques, based on the case study of the Woodland Cultural Centre, Canada. Since its establishment in 1972, the Woodland Cultural Centre has strived to promote Indigenous culture, especially First Nations art, and has challenged general public’s and major museums’ misconceptions that Indigenous cultures are “static” and merely existed in the past. However, interviews with the Centre’s staff members suggest that the Centre’s artistic representation of Iroquoian culture has not always been successful in attracting members of supporting bands. Also, while the Centre has organized cultural events to increase Indigenous visitations, the core functions of the museum, such as research, preservation, and exhibition, are predominantly conducted by museum professionals, which suggests that the museum remains foreign to many Indigenous people.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
    F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
    J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
    L Education > LE Individual institutions (America except United States)
    N Fine Arts > ND Painting
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 15:37
    Last Modified: 12 May 2016 11:18
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7535

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