“Native American Culture in Fashion”
Tribal trends and Native American inspired collections are common in the fashion industry. In this talk, Jessica Metcalfe shares steps that can be taken in order to ensure that Native American culture is represented in an ethical way that avoids harmful exploitation and cultural appropriation. Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Arizona. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on Native designers of high fashion. She is the owner of Beyond Buckskin, which is a website and business dedicated to promoting and selling Native American made fashion.