Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun evokes a spectrum of emotions with ‘Unceded Territories’

I wish he would paint something about the Black Hills and about poisoning South Dakota with nuclear waste…they are now building a highway around Lead, which is where the *cough* nuclear research facility is being built (or already built — the media is glaringly NOT reporting on it AT ALL unless it’s a quick blurb with nary a word about the devastating effects of nuclear radiation)…

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lawrence Paul 1 Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun takes on corporate bosses in his latest works. Photo by Amanda Siebert.

Aboriginal artist’s new Museum of Anthropology exhibition grapples with Canada’s colonial past

By Matt Meuse, CBC News, May 10, 2016

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun has been an artist since he was five years old, living in a residential school.

When the law was finally changed to allow him to leave the school, he encountered the work of artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Michelangelo for the first time.

“We’re not talking about some other foreign country,” he told The Early Edition‘s Margaret Gallagher. “We’re talking about Canada, that had to change the law for a native to leave the reservation. What kind of democracy are we really talking about?”

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