Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act, Healey Estate, Northumberland, September 14th, 1997

1997
Category: 
The decorated rifle, empty bullet casings and shredded Indian Act are the remains of a live performance at Healey Estate, Northumberland, United Kingdom. In 1997, on three occasions in two different locations in the UK, Yuxweluptun shot up paper copies of Canada's Indian Act legislation - one of the oldest and most notorious acts in Canadian history. The Indian Act, passed in 1876, remains in effect today and has made "Canada's Indians" perhaps the most legislated peoples in North America.
Title
An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act, Healey Estate, Northumberland, September 14th, 1997
Date
1997
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
shotgun, ribbon, used shotgun shell cassings, and paper in display frame
Dimensions
55 x 126 x 9 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Jack and Maryon Adelaar, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2012
Accession number
45792