Canada’s museums celebrate the nation’s Indigenous artists

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 31May2016

The Globe and Mail reports that Canada is making a significant effort this year to recognize and celebrate Indigenous art.

“There’s more real estate for Indigenous art, there are better conversations about it,” says Ms. Nanibush, an Ojibwa who last year became the first AGO curator to have the word “Indigenous” in her title. …

The old lines become especially untenable when Indigenous people are entering the institutions as staff members and cultural advisers. “If you’re looking at the subject from an anthropological point of view, it’s a little weird when the people you’re talking about are standing next to you,” says Clayton Windatt, executive director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC).

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