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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Untitled, 2015, Natural ochre on eucalyptus bark. (entry Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award)

Aboriginal peoples are drastically overrepresented in correctional facilities across Canada. Aboriginals represent about 2 percent of the adult Canadian population, and account for 15 to 19 percent of Canadians sentenced to custody. Strong societal forces should be the focus of studies involving native incarceration rather than individual faults.

Map of Canada. "Our Home and Native Land" By Jen Adomeit 2006, A Canadian Artist, school teacher with a degree in Geography from UNBC (2007) and Education from Vancouver Island University (2008). Her heritage includes Swiss, German, French Canadian and Ukrainian – but no Aboriginal ancestry. Fascinated by the striking artistic style of the Northwest Coast First Nations, she created this painting representative of that style, while taking a FN art class while attending UNBC,