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A panel of First Nations People from Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia discuss the transition of holding onto the traditional past whilst adapting it to contemporary life. What role museums and artefacts have in this negotiation?

This interview was first broadcast on the March 19th, 2016.


Dawn Casey
Former Director of the National Museum of Australia, the Western Australia Museum and the Powerhouse Museum
David Garneau
Artist, curator and academic from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Richard Luarkie
Former Governor of the Pueblo Nation and board member of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Paul Tapsell
Chair of the Maori Studies and former Dean of Te Tumu, the School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Richard West
Founding Director and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Indian and President and CEO of the Autry National Centre of the American West.


Geraldine Doogue
Kate MacDonald

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