Saturday, February 28, 2009

Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part I) ~ Revisited ~

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Weekend of Awakening
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"I don't understand the motivation behind the pettiness of the comments. Frankly, I don't really care. It doesn't really matter, (within the larger world) and if we consider the intent and teachings of Norval Morrisseau...well! Someone isn't listening! Someone isn't seeing! What I DO KNOW is that I've been visiting this blog for some time and Spiritwalker as far as I can tell, is honouring Norval Morrisseau, his great art, his magnificent voice and his far-reaching spirit. He is a great admirer of Norval's work and is quite knowledgable; then he shares that knowledge with the world! I do not believe honourable men such as Spiritwalker who has proven himself to be of such character, would suddenly perform a deed that is in conflict with his proven nature by making any un-true claims. Common sense and evidence simply do not support such an accusation.
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But I'm thinking this is not the real issue.
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The real issue seems to be some sort of KRG* "hand out book" to customers and... I've glimpsed a slight hint here and there on the blog of some sort of conflict with Spiritwalker and KRG. I'm not interested in the nature of the conflict but I do know this. As long as these conflicts continue, and like most conflicts they are no doubt driven by fear, then Norval's worldwide reputation will suffer and his true greatness will never be given it's true and rightful stature. One of the ways that Indians have always been held down and kept in their place is through those who have always purported to be acting in our best interests. We know what that racist way of thinking does and what it is doing now. It is keeping Norval in his place! The contrary result of not acting in his best interest, or the Ojibwa for that matter, while claiming to be doing so is as old as the grass is long. I suggest very strongly that whatever issues require dialogue to resolve them, that, that process begin immediately.
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This is in the best interests of Norval, the Ojibwa, KRG and for goodness sake hopefully stop the character assination and innuendo of a lone but honourable blogger. The bigger picture here is to let go of those things that are toxic and assess the issue(s) first with respect, love, fun, passion and spirit. All the things that Norval is and more. I think if there is genuine and sincere effort to this task that all will be well, (the players are hardly what I would refer to as bad people) and that everyone's initial intent to protect the interests of Norval's voice will in fact be manifested. Bring in some elders if you need, but please let Norval fly! It's time.
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* Kinsman Robinson Galleries /Principal Morrisseau dealer - Representing Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) and his artwork over the last nineteen years./
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Source: A comment for posting "Spirit Walker meets Copper Thunderbird (Part I)"
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* A detail of the painting in this posting: "Young Spirit Walker", 36"x24", © 1989 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

>>> Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part II)

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"Inorganic Being with Shamans", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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"Inorganic Being with Shamans", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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COA for "Inorganic Being with Shamans", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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>>> This legally binding 'Certificate of Authenticity' was signed and thumbprinted by Norval Morrisseau as he personally handled and inspected the 'front and reverse' of this canvas painting titled 'Inorganic Being with Shamans' (1976) for his identifying marks. This 'Certificate of Authenticity' was eyewitnessed during its presentation to Norval Morrisseau.
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Related story/link:
In oder to provide legitimacy to their pieces collectors along with vendors including Toronto galleries who had pronounced the pieces genuine; commissioned a report on the signatures in English 'Norval Morrisseau' found on the front and back of the paintings. The Document Examination Consultants Inc. (who are a forensic services company based out in Ottawa Canada) were provided with publicly known letters/pictures and many signature specimens done by Norval Morrisseau and concluded that the signatures that were able to be read were in their 'expert opinion' done by the hand of Norval Morrisseau. This was considered solid evidence of the legitimacy of the pieces.

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Blog Master's Comment: The reason why I started this blog 15 months ago was due to false statements made by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and individuals* (a List of Individuals presented at the end of this paragraph) closely associated with Norval Morrisseau regarding paintings in question. I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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I am dissapointed that Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society is not honouring their mission statement which states:
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"The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society was established at the request of Norval Morrisseau to research, document and preserve his artistic achievement and protect the integrity of his art. It seeks to achieve this mission by establishing and maintaining a registry of his works, publishing and updating a catalogue raisonne of his artistic output and providing the necessary expertise to authenticate his art."
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This website www.morrisseau.com is a disservice to Norval Morrisseau, his legacy and the people of Canada. It is full of lies put forth by the people who have little or no expertise to judge the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau's and who are acting only for greed of others using false histories as their methods of deception.
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I am a strong believer that Norval Morrisseau's Legacy belongs to his people "the Great Ojibway" and to family that bears his name - Morrisseau Family.
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"May the truth be told and known to all"
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Spirit Walker
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>>> CLOSING STATEMENT: Created by world-renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau, the 'Androgyny' was installed In the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa) that replaced Charlottetown Revisited, a work created by the Jean Paul Lemieux, which has been on loan from the Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2006.
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The loan of 'Androgyny' to Rideau Hall is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre. The piece will be on display until 2011 and will be seen by everyone visiting Rideau Hall.

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"In my opinion the Government of Canada could have honoured Norval Morrisseau in a much better way if they had investigated these issues themselves through legal authorities at their disposal. The legacy and great body of artwork by the late Norval Morrisseau is a 'National Treasure' that will honour the commitment made by the Canadian Government in regards to our unique and diverse cultural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations of Canadians".
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>>> Reference postings:

- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part I),
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part I),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part II),

- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part III),
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part IV),
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Blog Master's Public Address V,
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Blog Master's Public Address VI,
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part I),
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part II)
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VI),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VII),
- www.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com &
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~The painting in this posting: "Inorganic Being with Shamans", 32"x26", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau (Private Collection)

Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part IV)


Weekend of Awakening
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>>> NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG & Protecting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau continues...
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"Untitled", 30"x17", © 1971 Norval Morrisseau
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>>> The above artwork is an original painting by Norval Morrisseau presented on Goyce Kakegamic's website www.goycekakegamic.com.

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Screen capture from www.morrisseau.com (28-FEB-2009) of an original painting by Norval Morrisseau "Untitled" and presented on Goyce Kakegamic's website www.goycekakegamic.com (together with two other oroginal paintings by Norval Morrisseau paitings from the 1980s) were labelled as "Inferior Counterfeits displayed by Goyce Kakegamic" - by the opinion of Norval Morrisseau protege, Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair; or click HERE (NOTICE FOR THE "COURT FILE No. CV-08-00366828" HAS BEEN OMITTED FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THIS POSTING!)
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Blog Master's Comment: The reason why I started this blog 15 months ago was due to false statements made by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and individuals* (a List of Individuals presented at the end of this paragraph) closely associated with Norval Morrisseau regarding paintings in question. I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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I am dissapointed that Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society is not honouring their mission statement which states:
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"The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society was established at the request of Norval Morrisseau to research, document and preserve his artistic achievement and protect the integrity of his art. It seeks to achieve this mission by establishing and maintaining a registry of his works, publishing and updating a catalogue raisonne of his artistic output and providing the necessary expertise to authenticate his art."
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This website www.morrisseau.com is a disservice to Norval Morrisseau, his legacy and the people of Canada. It is full of lies put forth by the people who have little or no expertise to judge the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau's and who are acting only for greed of others using false histories as their methods of deception.
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I am a strong believer that Norval Morrisseau's Legacy belongs to his people "the Great Ojibway" and to family that bears his name - Morrisseau Family.
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"May the truth be told and known to all"
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Megwetch

Spirit Walker
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* - Donald (Don) Robinson of the Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Bryant Ross of the Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery & Gabor (Gabe) Vadas, who for the last 20 years of Norval Morrisseau's life functioned as Mr. Morrisseau's guardian, business manager and 'adopted' (although not legally so) son.
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>>> IMPORTANT NOTE: The captures of my findings proves one thing only. That Mr. Sinclair is well aware of his 'hypocritical and lying past activities' which have come to the fore in real time 'cought red-handed' as it were in trying to cover up his scheme of 'Norval Morrisseau Art Market Devaluation Attack' but was unsuccessful at deleting critical and damning evidence supporting his slanderous activities.-
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>>> CLOSING STATEMENT: I am confident that prominent Anishinaabe/Woodland artist Goyce Kakegamic would not put his reputation on line by promoting 'non-authentic' Norval Morrisseau's paintings.
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Mr. Goyce Kakegamic was one of the founders of the Triple K Cooperative which he founded together with brothers Henry and Joshim. Norval Morrisseau, Goyce Kakegamic's brother-in-law also produced prints with the Triple K Cooperative.
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For nine years, Mr. Goyce Kakegamic occupied the position of Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe Aski Nation. In this role, he has effectively tackled a wide variety of issues - always with the quiet determination that characterizes both his personal and professional lives. Currently, he is focused on addressing high suicide rates among young people.
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His education include Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University (1995); Bachelor of Arts from Lakehead University (1986. In 2007, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario awarded him with honorary doctor degree - Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.
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>>> Reference postings:

- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part I)
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part II)
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part III)
- Blog Master's Public Address V,
- Blog Master's Public Address VI,
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part I),

- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part II),
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part III),

- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VI),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VII),
- www.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com &
- Justice for Norval Morrisseau Found. -
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* The painting in this posting: "Untitled", 30"x17", © 1971 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

>>> Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part I)

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"Thunderbird and Evil Serpent", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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"Thunderbird and Evil Serpent", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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COA for "Thunderbird and Evil Serpent", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
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>>> This legally binding 'Certificate of Authenticity' was signed and thumbprinted by Norval Morrisseau as he personally handled and inspected the 'front and reverse' of this canvas painting titled 'Thunderbird and Evil Serpent' (1976) for his identifying marks. This 'Certificate of Authenticity' was eyewitnessed during its presentation to Norval Morrisseau.
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Related story/link:
In oder to provide legitimacy to their pieces collectors along with vendors including Toronto galleries who had pronounced the pieces genuine; commissioned a report on the signatures in English 'Norval Morrisseau' found on the front and back of the paintings. The Document Examination Consultants Inc. (who are a forensic services company based out in Ottawa Canada) were provided with publicly known letters/pictures and many signature specimens done by Norval Morrisseau and concluded that the signatures that were able to be read were in their 'expert opinion' done by the hand of Norval Morrisseau. This was considered solid evidence of the legitimacy of the pieces.

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Blog Master's Comment: The reason why I started this blog 15 months ago was due to false statements made by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and individuals* (a List of Individuals presented at the end of this paragraph) closely associated with Norval Morrisseau regarding paintings in question. I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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I am dissapointed that Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society is not honouring their mission statement which states:
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"The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society was established at the request of Norval Morrisseau to research, document and preserve his artistic achievement and protect the integrity of his art. It seeks to achieve this mission by establishing and maintaining a registry of his works, publishing and updating a catalogue raisonne of his artistic output and providing the necessary expertise to authenticate his art."
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This website www.morrisseau.com is a disservice to Norval Morrisseau, his legacy and the people of Canada. It is full of lies put forth by the people who have little or no expertise to judge the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau's and who are acting only for greed of others using false histories as their methods of deception.
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I am a strong believer that Norval Morrisseau's Legacy belongs to his people "the Great Ojibway" and to family that bears his name - Morrisseau Family.
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"May the truth be told and known to all"
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Megwetch

Spirit Walker
/spiritwalker2008@gmail.com /
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>>> CLOSING STATEMENT: Created by world-renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau, the 'Androgyny' was installed In the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa) that replaced Charlottetown Revisited, a work created by the Jean Paul Lemieux, which has been on loan from the Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2006.
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The loan of 'Androgyny' to Rideau Hall is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre. The piece will be on display until 2011 and will be seen by everyone visiting Rideau Hall.

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"In my opinion the Government of Canada could have honoured Norval Morrisseau in a much better way if they had investigated these issues themselves through legal authorities at their disposal. The legacy and great body of artwork by the late Norval Morrisseau is a 'National Treasure' that will honour the commitment made by the Canadian Government in regards to our unique and diverse cultural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations of Canadians".
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>>> Reference postings:

- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part I)
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part II)

- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part III)
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Blog Master's Public Address V,
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Blog Master's Public Address VI,
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part I),
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part II)
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VI),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VII),
- www.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com &
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~The painting in this posting: "Thunderbird and Evil Serpent", 30"x23", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau (Private Collection)

Spirit Walker meets Copper Thunderbird (Part III)

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Thunder Bay, Ontario - May 16th, 2002
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Copper Thunderbird's inscription inside of the Spirit Walker's book:
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Inscription made inside of the book 'NORVAL MORRISSEAU AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE IMAGE MAKERS' ; ISBN: 0-458-97390-4, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1984 /Methuen Publications/
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Signed: Copper Thunderbird (Anishnaabe, Cree syllabics)
Signed: Norval Morrisseau (English)

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- Spirit Walker meets Copper Thunderbird (Part I) &
- Spirit Walker meets Copper Thunderbird (Part II).
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Weekend of Awakening

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>>> This weekend will be dedicated to the presentation of additional information that will focus on the 'Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy'. This conspiracy involves a couple of galleries and a few individuals who were closely associated with the artist.
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Among the information never before seen on the 'NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG' will be a series of signed 'Certificates of Authenticity' for paintings done in the styles that Norval Morrisseau used mostly during the decade of the 1970's. These legally binding 'Cerificates of Authenticity' were signed and thumbprinted by Norval Morrisseau as he personally handled and inspected the 'front and reverse' of each canvas painting for his identifying marks. These 'Certificates of Authenticity' were eyewitnessed during their presentation to Norval Morrisseau.
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From the very beginning of the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Universal Power of The Indian Spirit (Part I)

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Music: Chirapaq by Alborada* (click HERE to view an original performance of 'Chirapaq' by Alborada)
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The words of this song is in Quechua - a Native American language of South America. It was already widely spoken across the Central Andes long before the time of the Incas, who adopted it as the official language of administration for their Empire.

Lyrics:

Kayna punchau turonero
Sapallaypi waqaskani
Mana pipas q'awarillaskan

Waqallarkani sapay
Llakillarkani sapay
Q'uyay mamayta
Yuyarillaspa

Maypillaraq sunquchallay
Maypiñaraq ñawiruruy
Maytaq cuna
Waqaysiwanchu

Waqaysiwanchu ñawiy
Llakisiwanchu sunquy
Tayta mamayta
Yuyarillaqtiy


English translation:

Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don't cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I'm
remembering my parents.
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>"You Tube" presentation<
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* To view all "You Tube" presentations on the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG click HERE.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part III)

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"Storyteller", 20"x16", © 1982 Norval Morrisseau
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Screen capture from www.morrisseau.com (25-FEB-2009) of an original painting by Norval Morrisseau titled "Storyteller" sold by the Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery in 2003 and labelled "Inferior Counterfeit Morrisseau" - by the opinion of Norval Morrisseau protege, Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair in 2008; or click HERE (NOTICE FOR THE "COURT FILE No. CV-08-00366828" HAS BEEN OMITTED FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THIS POSTING!)
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Blog Master's Comment: The reason why I started this blog 15 months ago was due to false statements made by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and individuals closely associated with Norval Morrisseau regarding paintings in question. I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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I am dissapointed that Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society is not honouring their mission statement which states:
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"The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society was established at the request of Norval Morrisseau to research, document and preserve his artistic achievement and protect the integrity of his art. It seeks to achieve this mission by establishing and maintaining a registry of his works, publishing and updating a catalogue raisonne of his artistic output and providing the necessary expertise to authenticate his art."
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This website www.morrisseau.com is a disservice to Norval Morrisseau, his legacy and the people of Canada. It is full of lies put forth by the people who have little or no expertise to judge the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau's and who are acting only for greed of others using false histories as their methods of deception.
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I am a strong believer that Norval Morrisseau's Legacy belongs to his people "the Great Ojibway" and to family that bears his name - Morrisseau Family.
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"May the truth be told and known to all"
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Megwetch

Spirit Walker
/spiritwalker2008@gmail.com /

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>>> IMPORTANT NOTE: The captures of my findings proves one thing only. That Mr. Sinclair is well aware of his 'hypocritical and lying past activities' which have come to the fore in real time 'cought red-handed' as it were in trying to cover up his scheme of 'Norval Morrisseau Art Market Devaluation Attack' but was unsuccessful at deleting critical and damning evidence supporting his slanderous activities. In my opinion also shows that Mr. Bryant Ross who is the gallery director of Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery cannot be trusted neither due to his contadictory statements presented in this posting and throughout the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG.
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>>> CLOSING STATEMENT: Created by world-renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau, the 'Androgyny' was installed In the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa) that replaced Charlottetown Revisited, a work created by the Jean Paul Lemieux, which has been on loan from the Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2006.
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The loan of 'Androgyny' to Rideau Hall is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre. The piece will be on display until 2011 and will be seen by everyone visiting Rideau Hall.

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"In my opinion the Government of Canada could have honoured Norval Morrisseau in a much better way if they had investigated these issues themselves through legal authorities at their disposal. The legacy and great body of artwork by the late Norval Morrisseau is a 'National Treasure' that will honour the commitment made by the Canadian Government in regards to our unique and diverse cultural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations of Canadians".
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>>> Reference postings:

- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part I)
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part II)
- Blog Master's Public Address V,
- Blog Master's Public Address VI,
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part I),

- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part II),
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part III),

- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VI),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VII),
- www.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com &
- Justice for Norval Morrisseau Found. -
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* The painting in this posting: "Storyteller", 20"x16", © 1982 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Magic of Rebirth/Wisdom of the Eagles

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"I transmit astral plane harmonies through my brushes into the physical plane. These otherworld colours are reflected in the alphabet of nature, a grammar in which the symbols are plants, animals, birds, fishes, earth and sky. I am merely a channel for the spirit to utilize, and it is needed by a spirit starved society."
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Norval Morrisseau
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>"You Tube" presentation<
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* To view all "You Tube" presentations on the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG click HERE.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

One Native Life

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Vanishing points
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By Richard Wagamese,
'Indian Country Today' correspondent
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My people say there are seven hills to life. Each represents a stage, a period, a time frame where you gather experience and add it to the pack you carry across the years, across the breadth of the journey. Each hill is a vantage point for looking back. … but not everyone takes time for reflection.

There is a hill for youth and adolescence, a hill for adulthood and parenting. Then there are the hills of middle life, the teaching time, and on into the elder years, the giving back time. The final hill is the elevation of wisdom where you can look back and see the vast panorama of your living and come to know who you are by virtue of who you’ve been.

From each hill the view is different. From each hill the feeling changes. Each climb has its virtues, its struggles and triumphs; and the Ojibway say that it is only in the looking back that you discern the trail, identify the climb and rest contented in the journey.

I heard this first from Norval Morrisseau, the great interpreter of the Sacred Scrolls, the teaching scrolls of my people. At that time I was 32 and keen on learning all I could about the mysteries surrounding the aboriginal belief system. That part of my journey was breathtaking and the view was spectacular from the hill of my young adulthood.

I went to a lot of ceremonies then. It was the late ’80s, and there seemed to be a tide of people coming back to the teachings, to the elders and the ceremonies for rejuvenation, reconnection and reclamation. It was exhilarating. From the Sun Dance to the sweat lodge, to naming ceremonies, pipe ceremonies and the opening of Sacred Bundles, I found parts of myself I had never known.

I recall sitting on a ledge of rock in the mountains of Montana with a young Blackfoot elder in the summer of 1987. We were part of a traditional gathering called Return to the Buffalo. There’s a sacred meadow there where the people of many nations gathered in pre-settlement times to share teachings and Earth knowledge. Like then, we came from diverse cultures and the time we shared there was built entirely on the true tribal way of life.

The view from that ledge was amazing. There were mountains all around us that formed a perfect bowl, a circle that seemed to contain everything. Across the gap of valley was a turquoise lake, all green and blue at once. The trees were 100 shades of green, the mountain rock variegated and the sky a visceral blue that pulled your eye upward and away and back again. The view itself was ceremony.

I was crying. The experience of living the tribal way was so enormous that I had nothing in my life to compare it to. It was what I had been searching out for years. It was the most redemptive experience of my life.

We’d been separated into clans and given responsibility for certain parts of daily life. I was Beaver Clan and we were responsible for firewood and watching over the children. There were traditional teachings around these responsibilities and we’d gather under a teaching arbor to hear them. I came to understand community then, came to know what unity looked like, how harmony could feel.

Every night we sat in a round lodge and heard the elders share. We learned sacred songs on hand drums, were given stories to carry, asked questions and were taught according to traditional protocol. In every way, it was like living 1,000 years ago when the tribal and traditional lives of our people was unsullied by incursion. It was moving and fulfilling.

But it was time to go. We’d head out, scattered across the Four Directions to wherever our homes were and the likelihood of gathering again in this way was slim. For me it was heart breaking. I had just spent time living as close to the cultural bone of my people as possible, gleaned the truth of it, claimed it, and for the first time in my life come to know myself as a Native person, a Native man.

But it was time to go.

We sat on that ledge for a long time and I told that young teacher about my journey, how much this time had meant to me and how it hurt to see it end. He listened intently and when I finished he looked across that sweep of valley for a long time. Then he told me about the seven hills again.

Nothing is ever truly lost, he told me. Everything is born, carried and exists on energy, invisible and eternal. The highest form that energy takes is feeling because it is born in our hearts and spirits. The heart has no questions he said, and the head has no answers. It’s our heads that allow us to believe in finalities, endings, losses and vanishings, but nothing is ever truly lost.

The hills of life are resting spots. You only come to know that when you take the time for retrospection, for looking back. When you do, he said, you discover that everything you carry stays the same when you bear it in your heart, when it lives in you as feeling. We are in a state of constant relationship with everything, he said; and relationships never end, they merely change.

Take this place with you. Breathe it into you. Carry the feeling of it. Someday you’ll unwrap it again and see it like it was, perfectly, truly. On that day, he said, you’ll see that there are no vanishing points, that you can see forever from those hills and you will never be lonely.

I’ve forgotten that from time to time we all allow the sublime things in life to shrink. But when I remember, especially when times are tough or unclear, I realize again that the climb’s been worth it and the view is spectacular.
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Source:
'Indian Country Today' - Indian Country Today is an award-winning multimedia publisher of news, information, and imagery relevant to the Indigenous people of the Americas. Our mission is to better the lives of Indigenous peoples by delivering accurate, relevant, and culturally sensitive content.
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References:
- Website @ http://www.richardwagamese.com
- Blog @ http://www.richardwagamese.wordpress.com/

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