«To a trained eye, the costumes marketed by said company are of course easily spotted as fake, but its not so much a question of the visuals being authentic or not. To a much larger degree, the problem is that our cultures are still perceived as a free for all, the property of no one and therefore applicable to everyone.»
«The sjiele is a very complex cultural expression. Like many Indigenous communities, a central aspect of the Sámi experience of indigeneity is the philosophy of the gift»
«far from being gracious, most contemporaries perceived the Sámi people to be far inferior to the civilized Westerners, and in fact more likely to be related to animals, or at best a race of beings that had once – in the Stone Age – populated the entirety of Europe. «
Wanting to diversify the fields are all well and good, but why would any of us want to train in disciplines that has made victim blaming into an art?