New York University: Who Owns an Ancestral Photo, Song, or Language?

New York University: Who Owns an Ancestral Photo, Song, or Language? . “Last August at the Library of Congress, Dwayne Tomah, an elder of the Passamaquoddy Tribe—a Native American community from what is now Maine and parts of Canada—leaned close to the microphone and began to sing in a deep, slow cadence. The first song was about doing business—a trading song that was historically sung to let people know you were ready to make a deal. The audience was brought to tears.”

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