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By Bryony Onciul

Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum experiences is frequently ruled by way of curatorial and educational views, during which neighborhood voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations will be under-represented. This e-book offers a distinct examine Indigenous views on museum neighborhood engagement and the method of self-representation, particularly how the 1st international locations Elders of the Blackfoot Confederacy have labored with museums and history websites in Alberta, Canada, to symbolize their very own tradition and heritage. located in a post-colonial context, the case-study websites are areas of competition, a politicized atmosphere that highlights quite often hidden matters and naturalized inequalities equipped into present methods to group engagement. information from player commentary, data, and in-depth interviewing with individuals brings Blackfoot neighborhood voice into the textual content and gives another realizing of self and cross-cultural illustration.

Focusing at the studies of museum execs and Blackfoot Elders who've labored with a few museums and background websites, Indigenous Voices in Cultural Institutions unpicks the facility and politics of engagement on a micro point and the way it may be utilized extra largely, via exposing the boundaries and demanding situations of cross-cultural engagement and group self-representation. the result's a quantity that offers readers with an in-depth realizing of the nuances of self-representation and decolonization.

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