Christine Sokaymoh Frederick on Language and Art – Huffington Post

Two videos from Huffington Post

‘Aboriginal’ And ‘Indigenous’ Don’t Mean The Same Thing, Says Artistic Director
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, co-founder and artistic director of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, says she prefers the term ‘Aboriginal’ to ‘Indigenous’ and is asking Canadians to “look at the meaning of the words we’re using” if you want to be an ally. Click this link or the image below to watch.

It takes some time to build to the full point she makes about language, but well worth watching all the way through. A nuanced presentation.

 

'Aboriginal' And 'Indigenous' Don't Mean The Same Thing, Says Artistic Director
‘Aboriginal’ And ‘Indigenous’ Don’t Mean The Same Thing, Says Artistic Director

The above video leads into another titled: Indigenous Art Helps Reveal The Truth About Reconciliation, Says Artistic Director
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, co-founder and artistic director of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, explains why “we will have a much better understanding” about truth and reconciliation when we support Indigenous art.

Click this link to watch the second video separately.