Category Archives: American Culture

An “Uneasy Exchange”?

A couple of months ago, I cam across articles online which discussed the appropriation of Native American symbols and patterns into mass-made clothing and accessories. Specific attention was centred on the Navajo Nation’s cease-and-desist letter to Urban Outfitters, who had … Continue reading

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Final Conference Post

Final Conference Post A collection of twitter and blog posts from and about the conference can be found here: http://storify.com/aasire/iaas-cork-2012

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Sovereignty vs. Justice

I came across an interesting discussion in the New York Times regarding tribal sovereignty and racial justice recently. The article is based around the on-going issue arising from the Cherokee Nation’s attempt to remove the  Freedmen (descendants of black slaves) from … Continue reading

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Flag Day: the little holiday that couldn’t…

Library of Congress Frederic Church, “Our Heaven Born Banner” (1861) (from:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/unhappy-flag-day/) I learnt today that there is a national Flag Day in America- it’s the 14th of June for those interested.  It observes the adoption of the American flag … Continue reading

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