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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 38. What’s the deal with cultural appropriation?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43153


The cultural appropriation of Indigenous identities, practices, and symbols – even bodies – is widespread. The appropriation of Indigenous religious beliefs and practices constitutes a highly contested topic. The contestation has been particularly acute, although not uniquely so, in locations where the New Age and the Indigenous intersect, such as shamanism.

Chapter Contributors

  • Gregory Alles ( - galles) 'McDaniel College'