Category: Articles

How Indigenous artists are taking back what the fashion industry stole (CBC Arts)

From the gallery to the mall? Imagine seeing an art show about cultural appropriation at Urban Outfitters If Sage Paul and Erika Iserhoff get their wish, the next place you’ll see their latest art show will be at the mall. Urban Outfitters, specifically — international purveyor of faux-vintage record players and dorm-room décor, and a retailer […]

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This Is What Happens When Indigenous Artists Do Their Own Appropriating (THE FADER)

Toronto’s Setsuné Fashion Incubator has curated an art show-cum-clapback called Indian Giver. Sage Paul knew that the name of her new art show would be provocative. Indian Giver: It’s an outmoded pejorative used to denigrate a long tradition of equitable give-and-take common to many native communities across North America. Paul is a Toronto-based clothing designer, […]

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INDIAN GIVER: RECLAIMING A STOLEN CULTURE (shedoesthecity.com)

I first heard the term “Indian Giver” in primary school. A little girl blurted it out when I tried to grab my toy to go home. “You’re an Indian Giver!” she hissed. I remembered feeling confused. “Indian Giver” is a perjorative term – but a new exhibition is putting it out there for us to […]

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Indian Giver’ confronting cultural appropriation through artwork (Toronto Star)

June art exhibition from Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator providing a platform for indigenous women artists Erika Iserhoff says she’s done playing nice. From the genocide of indigenous people in residential schools, to the appropriation of their imagery and clothing by modern brands and designers, the multidisciplinary James Bay Cree artist says there’s long been a […]

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Author: By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO Volume: 33 Issue: 9   Year: 2015 A Toronto-based fashion arts project that seeks to challenge issues of cultural appropriation in clothing design is underway. Setsune Indigenous Fashion Incubator, the name of the team of artists who came up with the idea, launched the Collective Creation Project officially this month, […]

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