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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Preaching to the choir - Indigenous Fashion Appropriation Panel

I was honoured to be among a roster of talented Indigenous artists who work with Native Women in the Arts worked and
on a national textile art project to tackle the topic of appropriation.

The wrap-up of the  INDIAN GIVER - An Exhibition of Fashion, Textiles & Wearable Art  exhibit revolved around a panel I feel privileged to have been invited to participate. It did not take long to feel like we had a panel of converts agreeing with one another and we were preaching to the choir. This felt like an important start to the conversation and shifting a roomful of attitudes is a humble beginning. 

With hope, we can see a future where the fashion industry stops stealing Indigenous art styles and works to advance Indigenous artists to tell their own authentic stories through their works.

To watch the panel discussion follow this link

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