By Bryony Onciul
Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum stories is frequently ruled by way of curatorial and educational views, within which group voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations could be under-represented. This booklet presents a distinct examine Indigenous views on museum neighborhood engagement and the method of self-representation, in particular how the 1st countries Elders of the Blackfoot Confederacy have labored with museums and background websites in Alberta, Canada, to symbolize their very own tradition and background. located in a post-colonial context, the case-study websites are locations of rivalry, a politicized atmosphere that highlights usually hidden matters and naturalized inequalities equipped into present ways to neighborhood engagement. information from player commentary, records, and in-depth interviewing with members brings Blackfoot group voice into the textual content and gives an alternate realizing of self and cross-cultural illustration.
Focusing at the reports of museum execs and Blackfoot Elders who've labored with a couple of museums and historical past 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 commonly, by way of exposing the boundaries and demanding situations of cross-cultural engagement and group self-representation. the result's a quantity that gives readers with an in-depth figuring out of the nuances of self-representation and decolonization.