"Echoes of a Proud Nation": Reading Kahnawake's Powwow as a Post-Oka Text

Valda Blundell

Abstract


Abstract: After presenting one history of North American powwows as sites where aesthetic forms are deployed to transform meanings about aboriginal peoples, an analysis is offered of the powwow produced by the Kahnawake Mohawk a year after their involvement in the Oka crisis. Résumé: Cet article présente d'abord une histoire des powwows nord-américains comme lieux de déploiement de formes esthétiques qui modifient le sens et la signification des peuples autochtones. L'article analyse ensuite le powwow des Mohawks de Kahnawake qui a eu lieu un an après la crise d'Oka.

Keywords


Aborginal peoples; Oka; Powwow; Cultural producers

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.1993v18n3a759

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