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Carmen L. Robertson

Carmen Robertson is a Scots Lakota woman with two daughters from in and around the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. She is also an Indigenous Art Historian and the Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Art and Material Culture at Carleton University.

Bead Talk

Indigenous Knowledge and Aesthetics from the Flatlands

Carmen L. Robertson (Editor), Judy Anderson (Editor), Katherine Boyer (Editor)

Beading fosters traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables intergenerational transmissions of pattern and skill. These conversations, interviews, essays, and full-colour reproductions of artwork from expert and emerging artists, academics, and curators from the prairies invite us all into the beading circle.

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau

Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media

Carmen L. Robertson (Author)

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau examines the complex identities assigned to Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Robertson looks at news stories, magazine articles, and film footage to examine the cultural assumptions that have framed Morrisseau.

Seeing Red

A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers

Mark Cronlund Anderson (Author), Carmen L. Robertson (Author)

The first book to examine the role of Canada’s newspapers in perpetuating the myth of Native inferiority.