Posts Tagged ‘indigenous’

Brilliant response to that idiot’s wall by Indigenous Psychologists in the U.S.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017


Border following the Rio Grande. Image from CNN video

The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Statement on the Proposal to Build a Wall between what is Known as the US and what is Known as México:

Approved by the SIP EC January 27, 2017

The Society of Indian Psychologists strongly opposes President Trump’s proposal to build a wall between what is known as the United States of America and what is known as México.

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Album: Native North America Vol. 1

Monday, March 9th, 2015

This is a superb and historically important album, a compilation of music by indigenous musicians in Canada 1968-1985. It’s telling that I had only heard one of these tracks before hearing the album; it points to a disturbing lack of airplay of native music during those years. This album belongs in every music collection in Canada and beyond.

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Colonial aesthetics and Ralph Lauren

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

In a direct line from my earlier post on the heritage hipster style as a settler colonial aesthetic, here is another exhibit in the colonial museum of fashion: Ralph Lauren using genocide-era vintage photographs of native men in western dress as part of its recent marketing campaign.

Not surprisingly this campaign has not gone down well.

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Landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Cornelia Oberlander, the pre-eminent Canadian landscape architect noted for long collaborations with Arthur Erickson and Moshe Safdie among other things, designed the landscape for Erickson’s famed Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The Museum was completed in 1976, but for the past 34 years Oberlander’s reflecting pool has remained empty, partly due to the city’s concerns about earthquakes and the unstable cliffs that lie just between the museum and the beach below.

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Chen House in Taiwan by Marco Casagrande/Frank Chen

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The Chen House in North Taiwan, design and constructed by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande and Taiwanese architect Frank Chen, was built for an older couple who wanted to retire to the country and grow bamboo and cherry trees – on a flood plain also beset by hurricanes and earthquakes. The house is a light structure constructed almost entirely of mahogany on simple concrete posts.

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