Jessica Metcalfe - More than Just a Trend: Beyond Buckskin and Native American Fashion

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BERT), Room 130

Jessica Metcalfe

Stemming from enduring appropriation of Indigenous material culture, Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), will speak about how her blog Beyond Buckskin applied creative entrepreneurship as a platform to address local and global social issues. Dr. Metcalfe is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. She is the main author of the website, Beyond Buckskin, which focuses on all topics related to Native American fashion, and is the owner of the Beyond Buckskin Boutique, which promotes and sells Native-made couture, streetwear, jewelry, and accessories. Her current work focuses on Native American art and adornment, with special projects focusing on contemporary Native artists and fashion designers. Sponsored by donors to the Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Fund and the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.