North Battleford Indigenous rights billboard removed after racist vandalism

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The letters KKK can be seen in black spray paint on a billboard promoting indigenous rights in North Battleford Sask. Officials in the small city are condemning the act of vandalism. The letters KKK can be seen in black spray paint on a billboard promoting indigenous rights in North Battleford Sask. Officials in the small city are condemning the act of vandalism.

Oct 27, 2014

It was a message of hope defaced by one of hate.

Officials in North Battleford Sask. are condemning an act of what appears to be racist vandalism, after the letters “KKK” were spray painted on billboard promoting Indigenous rights.

Designed by Mary Culbertson following an artists’ workshop about reconciliation hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design associate professor Sandra Semchuk, the idea behind the billboard was created at the city’s Chapel Gallery this summer.

The billboard, based on a story Culbertson was told by friend and business partner Wes George when he attended the 2004 discussions on the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva Switzerland, was then placed on the…

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