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Aboriginal Awareness Week  

May 16, 2007

Aboriginal Awareness Week
May 22 to 25

Works created by Aboriginal artists are in high demand.  Of the close to 18,000 art works in our collection, over 800 are created by Aboriginal artists and 60% are rented.  Here is a small sampling of the works in our collection:

"Inuit Baseball Players", 2003
Local stone and wood sculpture by Simeonie Aqpik

"Autumn Spirits", 2001
Etching and aquatint by Kenojuak Ashevak

"Little Frog", 2000
Bronze sculpture by Dempsey Bob

"Mosquito Pole", 2002
Red cedar totem pole by Walter Harris

"Tecumseth", 1972
Acrylic on canvas by Rita Letendre

"The Virgin Mary", 1966
Gouache on cardboard by Norval Morrisseau

"Ghost", 2004
Black and white digital photograph by Shelley Niro

"North American Indian", 2005
Colour photograph by Jeffrey M. Thomas

Aboriginal Awareness Week, first introduced in 1992, is held on the four days that follow the Victoria Day long weekend.  It was designed to increase awareness of Aboriginal peoples among federal public service employees.



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