The New PM! (2 )

tattoo

This post was originally made on November 27, 2015 … This image foreshadows and reifies the complex heart of the current debate on appropriation and exchange in the context of the ‘norms and privileges‘, that constitute Canadian culture and identity! 

With his mod Haida tattoo and all! Trudeau has West coast connections – his father Pierre Elliot was adopted by the Haida Nation – hence the significance of his tattoo. Politics aside this tattoo  raises questions about art, meaning, community, tradition, appropriation and so on…

 

 

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