NAVA President Outraged By War Museum Paintings

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 14:44



The President of the Aboriginal Veterans Association says he’s not impressed with the current art display at the National War Museum in Ottawa.


According to Claude Petit, the museum is showing pictures depicting negative and disturbing images of Aboriginal soldiers.


He says one painting clearly illustrates Corporal Clayton Matchee and another soldier holding a Somali prisoner who suffered torture.


Petit wonders why the museum couldn’t have picked a more positive image to revisit.


Petit has lobbied Northern MP Jeremy Harrison to help him have the picture taken down.


Clayton Matchee is a Meadow Lake resident, who was left seriously disabled following a failed suicide attempt after the incident.