Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

Podcast (1:25:45)

Tuesday November 20, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

Listen to the CBC Ideas broadcast based on this panel.

Cultural appropriation has been described both as theft of traditional knowledge, intellectual property, cultural expressions or artifacts, and as an inevitable part of the artistic process. How should we understand the concept and what does it mean for how we do our creative work?


James Cullingham 
Award-winning documentary filmmaker with Tamarack Productions, journalist, and academic whose work often concerns the history of relations between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada.

Jani Lauzon
Multi-disciplinary artist of Metis ancestry and award-winning actress, singer/songwriter and puppeteer. 

Duncan McCue 
Award-winning journalist and host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. He is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario. 


Rachel Giese 
Award-winning writer and guest host of CBC Ideas 

Co-sponsored with CBC Ideas

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Further reading:

Transitions: 25 Years of Film Making & Journalism in Indigenous Communities

By James Cullingham