This is an awesome example of indigenizing pop culture. “Indigenizing” essentially means to pay tribute to something by altering it it a way that makes it reflect First Nations culture in some way. Often indigenizing through art is a way of making a political statement.

Indigenizing can be playful and light as it is with the star wars images on the linked website above, however it is also an incredibly important aspect of some institutions. For example, recently at Capilano University Truth and Reconciliation have become very important aspects of the institution, and some small efforts are being made to acknowledge indigenizing the institution. At the beginning of the first class of the term, all of my instructors mentioned we are on First Nations land, of the Tsleil- Waututh Nation.


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