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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, An Indian Shooting the Indian Act.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, An Indian Shooting the Indian Act. 1999

An Indian Shooting the Indian Act is an installation by Coastal Salish artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.  The show is an installation of a performance originally done in England in the Spring of 1998.  The exhibition consisted of a number of Framed Indian Act Documents, which have been shot with a shotgun by the artist.  There was also a video component to the piece and plans distribute the Indian Act to various government agencies, ministers, etc.  Mr. Paul was present at the opening of this exhibition and gave and artist talk.  Tribe was proud to debut a new documentary about Lawrence Paul produced by the National Film Board (Yuxweluptun Man of Masks).  This was the first time this documentary was screened by the public.

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