Cultural renaissance: New generation of Aboriginal Peoples reclaiming identities says researcher – MUN

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Cultural renaissance: New generation of Aboriginal Peoples reclaiming identities says researcher – MUN

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016252 Views

Despite many Aboriginal Peoples throughout the world still feeling stigmatized by stereotypes associated with their ancestry, in this province Dr. Mario Blaser says he’s witnessing a “reassertion of cultural pride,” as individuals and groups embrace their Indigenous identities.

As Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Dr. Mario Blaser has spent more than 20 years doing research with Aboriginal people in both North and South America. Since joining Memorial in 2009, he has worked with Labrador’s Innu organizations as well as the NunatuKavut Council, which represents Inuit of Southern Labrador.

The bulk of his research has focused on how Aboriginal communities find ways to “pursue their life projects; that is their own unique visions of a good life, including in some cases the reclamation of their identities.

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