Monday, July 6, 2015
Who is indigenous?
Discussion on who is part of the "group" be it indigenous or metis can get pretty intense. A blog post by âpihtawikosisân generated plenty of discussion and her blog overall explores some of these issues. I don't know if you have been following the case of a woman in the US who lived her life as a black woman. This case has fascinated a lot of people interested in issues of race, belonging and consumption of the other. I wanted to write about this a while back, but I was not quite sure what I wanted to say about this case in the indigenous space. I guess it comes back to that fear of "going Indian" and taking on an identity which is not yours.