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By Patricia E Rubertone

This choice of unique essays explores the tensions among triumphing neighborhood and nationwide types of Indigenous pasts created, reified, and disseminated via monuments, and Indigenous peoples’ thoughts and studies of position. The individuals ask serious questions about historical upkeep and commemoration equipment utilized by smooth societies and their influence at the notion and identification of the folks they supposedly bear in mind, who're ordinarily no longer consulted within the commemoration method. They talk about dichotomies of background and reminiscence, position and displacement, public spectacle and personal engagement, and reconciliation and re-appropriation of the historical past of indigenous humans proven in those monuments. whereas the case stories take care of North American indigenous experience—from California to Virginia, and from the Southwest to New England and the Canadian Maritime—they have implications for dealings among indigenous peoples and country states world wide. subsidized through the area Archaeological Congress.

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Reclaiming lost resources, protecting Elders’ and community knowledge, and gathering existing resources in order to protect them become the priorities of the project. In planning the cultural center, this Elders’ statement has directed staff towards facilitating opportunities for individual healing journeys. This is a big question: what can a cultural center provide to people for their own journeys of healing and reconciliation? Such journeys might 46 | Donald M. Julien, Tim Bernard, and Leah Morine Rosenmeier be seen as knowledge journeys, where individuals come to understand present-day events through the lives and histories of parents, grandparents, and a wider set of relatives.

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