“Touch is the taboo of Western-style museums. They are sites of discipline. They demand that individuals control themselves, particularly that we repress touch, taste and smell in order to sharpen vision and imagination […]” David Garneau discusses institutional marginalization.
Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore and Cree curator and critical writer Richard W Hill’s criticisms of “Walking With Our Sisters” reveal perplexing issues in Indigenous cultural politics that are barely discussed in public—the challenge of the secular Native, and Indigenous criticism of Indigenous culture.
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