A Response to Sam McKegney's "Strategies for Ethical Engagement: An Open Letter concerning Non-Native Scholars of Native Literatures"
Appleford, Rob, Studies in American Indian Literatures
You fight me, you fight the Mission!
Common Anishnaabe/Ojibwa battle cry in Thunder Bay, Ontario
First off, I would like to thank both the editors of SAIL and literary critic Sam McKegney for asking questions about ethical engagement with Aboriginal literature that are both profoundly and historically vital. That said, my response to Sam's diagnosis of the malaise currently afflicting non- Aboriginal critics of this literature is an attempt to consider the "cure" Sam offers (albeit provisionally) for this malaise in relation to the symptoms he diagnoses. But I will put aside my medical metaphors for now and take up the more exciting - and apt, I think - "sporting" …
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Publication information: Article title: A Response to Sam McKegney's "Strategies for Ethical Engagement: An Open Letter concerning Non-Native Scholars of Native Literatures". Contributors: Appleford, Rob - Author. Journal title: Studies in American Indian Literatures. Volume: 21. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2009. Page number: 58+. © University of Nebraska Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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