Painting depicting boarding school students

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nine months after being commissioned by Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel to mark Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Day, a striking work of art by the renowned Indigenous artist , Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (Coast Salish name, Lets’lo:tseltun) was sold at auction. The painting, titled Indian boarding school, leave the shallow graves and come home brought in a final price of $157,250.

All proceeds from the sale of the painting, including the House of Heffel buyer’s premium and auction fees, will be donated to two outstanding organizations, the Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

“From the beginning of this project, we have been moved by the story, vision and generosity of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun,” said Don Stuart, executive vice president of Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel, the company that commissioned the article. “It’s been amazing to see such support for this project in the arts community and it’s truly amazing to see how much money has been raised for these great organizations.”

Dixon Mitchell would like to thank everyone who helped bring this project forward, especially Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, our friends at the Vancouver Art Gallery and especially Sarah Macaulay of Macaulay Fine Art.

Video by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, discussing “Indian boarding school, leaving the shallow graves and coming home.

About Dixon Mitchell
Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel is a national asset management firm that provides investment solutions to institutions, foundations, endowments and high net worth private clients. Custodian of its clients’ wealth since 2000, the firm is rooted in the belief that superior long-term results are achieved through thorough in-house research, accurate assessment of fundamentals, and the belief to act on that work. Dixon Mitchell is based in Vancouver. Please visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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