Indigenous Peoples

Telling your story.

I think the ‘museum’ is missing the story of Indigenous peoples by framing Aboriginals in references they prefer, like art and dances, clothing and looks. These are mostly surface representations that provided a preferred frame of reference. Science seems to be missing, excused by few artifacts and nomadic life. Hard science and what Indigenous people are is becoming more available for detailed learning in the ancestors themselves in, for example, genetic artifacts. The museum, in keeping with preferred learning and study of Indigenous peoples, has completely passed on hard science of Indigenous ancestors. This services the AFN and special interests rather than true, hard science and pure sources like Indigenous ancestors.

Most stories are of relatively recent migrations and successful colonizations seizing Indigenous ancestors and their history. Indigenous people might point to an ancestor – a lake, an ocean, a mountain or a salmon and tell you – that is my ancestor.

http://www.civilization.ca/media/news/canadian-museum-of-civilization-highlights-metis-artist-bob-boyers-cultural-legacy/
posted from Bloggeroid

http://indigenouscanadians.blogspot.com/2013/09/imdigenous-peoples.html

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