By host on
11/27/2013 12:00 PM
Blog Post for ‘Somos Indios’
Kim Christen’s talk on the use of images of cultural objects and activities made me think about cultural images and objects that I have been around as a member of the Samish Indian Nation. The use of these images tends to be a sensitive issue. When I asked my older sister what images she thought I could use, she said, “None.” Since then, I have discussed this with a few people, but I am getting conflicting advice. I have decided to post some images anyway.
This is the view I remember from when my mother said, “Girls, this all used to be ours!” She was pretty incensed about the whole colonization thing. Her father was born in 1881, about 30 years after the Treaty of Point Elliot, so he could remember some of the things that happened. We were given to understand that it was our duty to do something...