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Student members of the University of Manitoba's Indigenous Student Led Indigenous Art Purchase Program. (Submitted by C.W. Brooks-Ip)

CBC Manitoba: How the University of Manitoba is decolonizing its art collection

July 5, 2024 — 

The University of Manitoba is decolonizing its art collection, replacing problematic paintings and sculptures with contemporary Indigenous art.

“The university is ultimately a colonial institution that is designed to serve white people … and that needs to change,” said C.W. Brooks-Ip, registrar and preparator of the University of Manitoba Art Collection.

“We have had artwork that is by a white settler that depicts Indigenous folks in not really an accurate way, in sort of the mythologized way, that in some ways glorifies the white settlers — or at least reinforces their white supremacy.”

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