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Avoiding the Stereotypes: History, Heritage, and How to Navigate Indigenous Imagery
Date
2017
Main contributor
McLaurin-Hill, Virginia
Summary
Jena McLaurin will discuss the dominant stereotypes of Indigenous North American peoples, both in the United States and Canada. Regional differences, the interplay between stereotypical images, the connection between stereotypes and colonialist politics, and contemporary stereotypes will all be addressed. The talk will provide straightforward, practical guidelines and recommendations for avoiding and correcting these enduring harmful images. Attendees will broaden their awareness of Indigenous stereotypes, and will leave with an expanded framework for both recognizing and correcting stereotypes as well as supporting more realistic, culturally sensitive portrayals.
Subjects
Stereotypes; Photography; Film, Indigenous; Guidelines; Colonialism; History; Politics; Cultural Sensitivity
Genre
Community
Language
English
License / Terms of Use
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Collection
Writing Stick Conference
Unit
Default Unit