The editor of “Write” magazine came under fire for an editorial he wrote called “Winning the appropriation prize.” In it, he encouraged authors to appropriate more; to write more about cultures and people they don’t identify with. That sparked a debate on appropriation as other editors and authors from Canadian media weighed in. Are people missing something about appropriation? We’ll talk with Indigenous writers from Canada about what appropriation is and how it affects Native people.
Alicia Elliott (Tuscarora) – Tuscarora writer
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Chippewas Nawash First Nation/ Saugeen Ojibwe Nation) – writer, publisher and consultant, Kegdonce Press
Dr. Niigaan Sinclair (Anishinaabe) – assistant professor and Native studies department head at the University of Manitoba
Break music: Big Crow (feat. Black Lodge Singers) (song) DJ Shub (artist) PowWowStep – EP (album)
Full interview with Hal Niedzvieski