We encourage everyone to learn te reo Māori, but if not done well and ethically, it could be another wave of colonisation.
John Banville calls Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill’s Hotel, ‘an inexplicably neglected 20th-century masterpiece’. Carol Lefevre shares her fascination with William Trevor’s ‘crazed’ photographer Ivy Eckdorf.
Danielle Smith’s grasp of Indigenous issues seems rooted not in genuine allyship and justice but in the appropriation of Indigenous experiences to advance white grievance politics.
Far from an extension of our secular Halloween, this Mexican celebration is a deeply religious custom with its own rituals, folklore and history.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
Retailers run the risk of cultural appropriation when they commodify festivals from minority groups without acknowledging the religious context.
Nigeria’s Afrobeats stars love to identify with Fela’s activism and music - but their tributes are becoming opportunistic and empty.
Controversial South African band Die Antwoord illustrates the power relations that make cultural appropriation and blackface so damaging.
Jess Ho’s acerbic, sad, funny memoir of combines a compelling critique of the Melbourne food scene that became her family with memories of a traumatic childhood.
US sports teams aren’t the only ones who have used Native American imagery and are now changing their branding.
The creation of social media accounts based on fictional models raises pointed questions about race, representation and commodification.
It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town, has never had a dictionary until now.
In choreography, the gray areas of copyright law make it difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement or plagiarism.
Hindu gods are not attractive images to be worn thoughtlessly.
From village healers to global brands, witches have long cast their spells over commercial transactions.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Hollywood actor’s controversial role in a perfume ad has drawn criticism for ‘cultural appropriation’. But it’s not as simple as that.
Opera companies around the world are grappling with an ever-widening gap between a repertoire frozen in time and an increasingly critical audience.
The holiday honors a 19th-century battle between the French and the Mexican armies that, strangely enough, may have influenced the outcome of the US Civil War.
Australian composers have long referenced Indigenous music and culture in their works. A new platform paper suggests a more collaborative way forward.