Indige­nous art hits home

Canada's History - - THE PACKET -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kent Monkman for his ex­cel­lent, thought-pro­vok­ing paint­ings in the June-July is­sue. The Scream par­tic­u­larly strikes home be­cause my chil­dren and grand­son are Indige­nous.

Many Indige­nous chil­dren are rou­tinely re­moved to­day from their homes and never given back be­cause their fam­i­lies do not have the money to fight for them in court. Re­ports say there are more Na­tive chil­dren in care to­day than there ever were dur­ing the res­i­den­tial school days. Monkman’s paint­ing could de­pict to­day. Mary Lowther Me­sachie Lake, Bri­tish Columbia

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