Cultural Appropriation

“Racist party” organizers attempt to revive event despite condemnation from community

Last November, photos of a party at Queen’s garnered national media attention for its display of offensive cultural costumes, earning itself the label “racist party.” Last week, the organizers attempted to restore a similar party for another year.Continue...

‘Appreciation not appropriation’ campaign launches

With students starting to plan their Halloween costumes, two groups on campus have begun a conversation surrounding cultural appropriation.Continue...

Letters to the Editors: December 1

Responsibility lies in allyship

The students who wore culturally appropriative costumes at Beerfest last week have been labelled as racists or bigots. Whether or not...Continue...

Issues on race and cultural appropriation at Queen’s attracts national attention

Early this week, photos from a ‘Beerfest’ party, held last Saturday at a house in the University District appeared on Facebook, subsequently gaining national attention.Continue...

More than a dreamcatcher workshop

There’s been a change among young people in Canada. They’re taking a stand against cultural appropriation and it seems there’s a growing trend of genuine interest in a more meaningful understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories and ways of being in the world.Continue...

uOttawa’s yoga class isn't cultural appropriation

The recent cancellation of a free yoga class through the Centre for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has raised a number of issues in the media and within the yoga community.Continue...