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Archive for February, 2009

In Defense of Anthropology

As an Indigenous person I have often been asked ‘why are you an anthropologist?’  The question is rooted in an Indiana Jones type image of anthropologist roving around the world stealing cultural objects and knowledge form indigenous peoples or ancient societies.  But it’s not a depiction of the real world practice of anthropology as I […]

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FieldNotes: for the Anthropology of British Columbia Taiaiake Alfred’s Review of Widdowson and Howard’s Disrobing University of Victoria Aboriginal Governance Professor Taiaiake Alfred reviews Widdowson and Howard’s Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry. Much of the review takes on Widdowson and Howard’s Marxist inclinations. He writes: Evidently, Widdowson and Howard get up in the morning and eat […]

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