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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisor Buchignani, Norman
dc.contributor.author Archibald, Samantha L.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-02T01:08:42Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-02T01:08:42Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/27
dc.description vi, 335 p. ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis contributes to the knowledge of museology, anthropology and Native American studies. It is an analysis of the discourse that surrounded The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, an exhibition prepared by the Glenbow in Calgary as the 'flagship' of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1988. After the Lubicon Indians of Northern Alberta called for a boycott of The Spirit Sings, in attempt to draw critical attention to their long outstanding lands claim, a large and heated debate ensued involving several disciplines, particularly anthropology and museology. Much of this debate took place in the print media, therefore a large body of material remains to be reviewed and studied. The intent of this thesis is to illustrate that the issue of museological representation of First Nations was one of the most central themes discussed in the discourse, but to argue that the major players dealt with this issue on only the most concrete level and therefore largely neglected to recognize that the issue of First Nation's representation was not just a concern over museum interpretation but more importantly an issue of the contested authenticity of national and cultural claims. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science , 1995 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Lubicon Lake Indian Band en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Lubicon Lake Region en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Government relations -- 1951- en
dc.subject Indians, Treatment of -- Alberta -- Lubicon Lake Region en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Museums en
dc.subject Anthropological museums and collections -- Alberta en
dc.subject Glenbow Museum -- Exhibitions en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Contested heritage : an analysis of the discourse on The spirit sings en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Native American Studies


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