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  • Robert Schmidt
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_Canada_Mural_Coverup.html Last updated October 23, 2007 8:42 a.m. PT Murals with topless Indian women to be covered
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 25, 2007
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      Last updated October 23, 2007 8:42 a.m. PT

      Murals with topless Indian women to be covered in B.C. Capitol

      THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

      VICTORIA, British Columbia -- A British Columbia legislative committee has
      decided to make a coverup permanent.

      Twice this month, blue curtains have been placed in front of frescoes which
      show bare-breasted Indian women in colonial times.

      Once was for a ceremony in the rotunda to welcome British Columbia's first
      aboriginal lieutenant governor. The other was last week when a landmark
      treaty was introduced.

      Then the curtains were taken down and the murals painted in the 1930s were
      on display again.

      Now, Aboriginal Relations Minister Mike de Jong says a committee has
      decided to keep the murals covered if they can't be removed intact. He says
      covering them only for certain ceremonies sends an inconsistent message.
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