Art is an integral part of Indigenous cultures: an expression of sovereignty, a record of history and law and, for many, a source of income. What happens when that art is threatened by cultural appropriation? This series explores “fake art” or Indigenous-themed art in the tourism industry that’s created without any collaboration with Indigenous communities.
How can we compete with cheap fake art from overseas, Indigenous business owners ask?
Stores commit to removing inauthentic Indigenous souvenirs after The Discourse investigation
Why aren’t fake Indigenous art makers going to jail in Canada?
Fake Indigenous art not Indigenous at all, artists say
Why seeing a shelf full of fake totem poles makes me wince
Here’s how we investigated Vancouver’s Indigenous-souvenir industry
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