My post examines the cultural misappropriation issue as it relates to Indigenous people who live in Canada. I discuss how my mother Jay Peterson was inspired to design her own baby-carrying devices by those developed by other cultures, including Indigenous. I also mention my father Charles T Peterson’s appreciation for genuine Cowichan sweaters.
In the 1970s, some Indigenous women I knew at the time gave me the nickname “Molasses” because of my slow-motion style. This is my main defence for why it is taking me so long to write about cultural misappropriation, as it relates to Canadian Indigenous people. I also explain that my blog is now HTTPS.