Aboriginal artistic practices, cultural heritage and cultural appropriation: some thoughts on the subject

The Montreal Artists’ Legal Clinic recognizes that it approaches this subject from a Western legal perspective rooted in a post-colonial system that has negatively affected First Nations and their rights. by Marie-Ève Frédéric Cultural heritage as defined by UNESCO exists beyond the individual or a material object. The term designates a body of knowledge and traditions in various forms as well as a whole range of creations representing a way of life transmitted from generation to generation. In the case of communities evolving on the margins of the “dominant” culture, because of the still pervasive colonial legacy, the protection of.

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