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OPP set to release details of alleged Norval Morrisseau art fraud

March 3, 2023  By The Canadian Press

Mar. 3, 2023, Orillia, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police are expected to release details today of an investigation into alleged fraudulent art being made and sold under the name of Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau.

They are expected to be joined by Thunder Bay police at a news conference later this morning.

Norval Morrisseau was a self-taught artist of Ojibwe ancestry.

He is considered a trailblazer for contemporary Indigenous artists across Canada.


The artist’s official website says he was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1978 and was also awarded a posthumous lifetime achievement award in 2008.

Morrisseau was born in 1932 and died in 2007.

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