Why We Translated an Exhibition’s Labels Into Dozens of Native Languages

The first-ever show of Native women’s art answers the call for authenticity and respect

By Juline Chevalier

Language matters.

More than two years ago, when the Minneapolis Institute of Art was planning the exhibition “Hearts of Our

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