What role does agency have in the preservation of indigenous cultural heritage?

Aimée Craft, legal scholar specializing in indigenous perspectives on treaties and Canadian aboriginal law

Indigenous legal scholar Aimée Craft reflects on the resiliency of indigenous people, in their preservation of language, customs, sacred places, relationships and culture, emphasizing the centrality of human agency and free will in the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Bifrost gratefully acknowledges Prof. Robert Boschman of Mount Royal University and the leadership of the research network NIES for all their valuable work and support behind the scenes that helped make the interview excerpted in this video possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to Mount Royal University and the conference Under Western Skies 2016, where the interview was filmed.
Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman and Aimée Craft. What role does agency have in the preservation of indigenous cultural heritage? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 30 November 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)