"A conference which took place [in Brantford, Ont.] recently examined the many ways in which non-natives have stereotyped native people. The Fluffs and Feathers conference also looked at the borrowing of Indian images in the arts, popular culture, consumer products and literature. 'Fluffs' symbolizes the 'souvenir' Indian image; 'Feathers' represents the real-life image that has political, social and religious significance to native people". "The perception of native people being marginal to Canadian history is beginning to change, said Dr. Douglas Leighton, professor of history at Huron College, and an Anglican clergyman. 'The 'most basic renewal in the past quarter century is native people reclaiming their own history', he explained." Includes photo.