We at MI are pleased to introduce a new feature to our site: AGENDA INDIGENA, a space dedicated to longer-form debate about Indigenous/Aboriginal issues in North America and beyond.

Inspired by the recent back-and-forth over the controversial book Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation, we thought following such debates would be easier when they happen all in one place instead of across disparate posts, which can be a little confusing and cumbersome.

Our hope is that the Disrobing debate is but the first of many. Our goal is that such intellectual engagement enables a greater understanding of the ideas put forth by institutions and individuals attempting to influence — for good or for ill — the political, economic and social agenda for Aboriginal peoples, an agenda all too often determined (if not dominated) by non-Aboriginal voices.

May 16, 2010 > DEBATE: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry