Writing, Speaking and Performance: The Dialectic in the Law

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David Stephenson
Stó:lo People of the River Conference
June 01, 2013

This presentation explores the dialectic created between relatively recent written laws pertaining to the preservation and protection of cultural heritage, and the long-standing traditional oral practices and performances of peoples and communities whom these laws are intended to benefit. 

The paper also investigates some of the ramifications of that dialectic, and offers suggestions for alleviating adverse consequences arising from that dialectic. 

David Stephenson is a lawyer and applied anthropologist. He is an IPinCH Project Advisor.

This talk was presented on June 1, 2013 at the Stó:lo People of the River Conference, in a session organized by the IPinCH Cultural Tourism Working Group.


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