The symposium Native/American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation, and Cultural Identity explores fashion as a creative endeavor and an expression of cultural identity, the history of Native fashion, issues of problematic cultural appropriation in the field, and examples of creative collaborations and best practices between Native designers and fashion brands. In this segment, Amy Werbel of the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, moderates the first panel of speakers on Mobility and Cultural Identity through Fashion, and here provides an introduction to the topic. Amy Werbel is an associate professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Her scholarship focuses on gender, sexuality, and censorship in American art. Her books include "Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia" (Yale, 2007) and "Lust on Trial: American Art, Law, and Culture during the Reign of Anthony Comstock," to be published by Columbia University Press in 2018. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in China, teaching American Studies at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou in 2011–12, and is currently a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. Her book, "Lessons from China: America in the Hearts and Minds of the World’s Most Important Rising Generation" (2013), reflects on these crosscultural experiences. This event was webcast and recorded in the Diker Pavilion of the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City on April 22, 2017.