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Posts tagged "Albert Howard"

Sewing a shirt on a button: The pseudoarchaeology of 1491 (Pt. 1)

The following guest contribution is but the latest in a series of back-and-forth posts first inspired by mediaINDIGENA‘s Niigonwedom Sinclair and his review of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. The review prompted a rebuttal by one of Disrobing‘s co-authors, Dr. Frances Widdowson. In her piece, Widdowson criticized Sinclair’s citation of...

Co-Author of ‘Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry’ Pens Her Rebuttal

The following is a response to Niigonwedom Sinclair’s critical review of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation by one of its co-authors, Frances Widdowson. I appreciate Niigonwedom Sinclair’s efforts in reviewing the book I co-wrote with Albert Howard.  Although I find most of Sinclair’s opposition to our work to be rooted...

An Ink-stained Response to ‘Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry’ (Pt. 2)

Picking up where Part One left off, this piece is the second in a two-part response to Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard’s Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. It originally appeared in somewhat different forms in guest editorial/commentaries for Kanata (Vol. 1) and the Winter 2009 (#203) issue of Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and...

An Ink-stained Response to ‘Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry’ (Pt. 1)

The following piece originally appeared in somewhat different forms in guest editorials/commentaries for Kanata (Vol. 1) and Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review in its Winter 2009 (#203) issue. I’ve always hated pencils and erasers. I was first forced in grade two to use them, in handwriting class. My teacher said, “We use pencils...