January 20, 2016 — We received two long letters to the editor, by Hannah Claus and by Lori Beavis, written in reaction to Bénédicte Ramade’s essay on the exhibition The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art, published in issue 101 of the magazine (autumn 2015).
The curators wanted this exhibition to provide visitors with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with issues of Indigenous representation within Quebec society. It is in this spirit that we are publishing these three texts here, in the hope that they can contribute to knowledge about the questions around affirmation of Indigenous cultures, but also to permit a constructive dialogue among voices interested in these realities from points of view other than those of the communities concerned. It seems to us that this is the only way to further the recognition of the importance of these questions in society.
- Bénédicte Ramade, Do the Clothes Make the Man?,” Ciel variable 101, autumn 2015, 56–63.
- Hannah Claus, Letter to the editor, Fall 2015 [En].
- Lori Beavis, Letter to the editor, Fall 2015 [En].
The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art, curators: Lori Beavis and Rhonda Meier, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, April 20 to May 29, 2015. Artists: Shelley Niro, Sonny Assu, Lori Blondeau, Dana Claxton, Dayna Danger, Rosalie Favell, David Garneau, Terrance Houle, Meryl McMaster, Mike Patten, Skawennati.