NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ814653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Reclaiming Indigenous Representations and Knowledges
Iseke-Barnes, Judy; Danard, Deborah
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v1 n1 p5-19 Jan 2007
This article explores contemporary Indigenous artists', activists', and scholars' use of the Internet to reclaim Indigenous knowledge, culture, art, history, and worldview; critique the political realities of dominant discourse; and address the genocidal history and ongoing repression of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous Internet examples include discussion of Cheryl L'Hirondelle's "Treaty Cards," which allow visitors to create or modify treaty cards to better represent their identities; Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's challenge to imposed beliefs and ideologies and reclaiming and redefining Indigenous west coast (of Canada) Aboriginal artwork; and the Natives Against Media Stereotypes' global campaign to express outrage at CBS's television program "Survivor-Guatemala," which portrayed contestants adopting outrageously offensive stereotypes of Indigenous peoples. Conclusions challenge Western society to decolonize its own structure and systems and to find ways to construct its identities in ways other than through the control and defining of Indigenous "others." Education is suggested as one place to start. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A