This CFP is for an area of study related to contemporary American Indian
culture—American Indians Today. American Indians are adept at borrowing from
other cultures and making it “Indian.” For example, American popular culture
is reflected in “49” songs (one-eyed ford) or beadwork on barrettes
depicting Minnie Mouse alongside artifacts that reflect a specific tribal
Examination of American pop influences on tribal culture is welcomed.
Topical areas may include: the oral tradition; painting; sculpture; weaving;
basketry; pottery; dance; music (drum, flute, songs, etc.); fashion;
writing; philosophy; identity; artifacts; American Indian foods; and,
imagery (real or imagined) of contemporary tribal peoples influenced by
American popular culture.
Appropriation of American Indian identity by non-Indians directly impacts
the validity and reliability of American Indian resources. Is authenticity a
Conference details are found at the website provided below.
The Deadline has been extended to December 1, 2003.
Richard L. Allen
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK. 74465
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