Investigation uncovers some knock-off Indigenous art is sold in 75% of Vancouver souvenir shops.
From their randomly splashed designs to their strange choice of materials, fake poles miss every opportunity to honour our culture. And they’re just the tip of the fake art iceberg.
Details on the stores we visited, the samples we took and the manufacturers we called to determine which products were authentic.
Together, we’ve amplified Indigenous voices and connected our community. Now is the moment of truth: Is The Discourse valuable enough that you’ll pay for it?
City council’s decision was well meaning, but extensive public education would have helped.