Last week, I posted on a panel at the AGO on Sunday called "Are we past the age of an aboriginal art show?", which grew out of Globe and Mail critic Sarah Milroy's scathing review of the AGO's recent Remix show, a small, but nonetheless omnibus-intended exhibition aimed at addressing the dilution of identity in the current generation of First Nations' artists. Sorry I can't link to it; it's behind the Globe's proprietary online curtain.
Milroy didn't just not like the work, she dismissed the conceit as outdated, simplistic and pedantic. Judging by the response I've received, it hit a nerve.
I couldn't go to the panel myself, but Sally McKay did, and she's offered a detailed play-by-play of the event here. It makes for great reading for those interested, so do have a look.