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Feds urged to crack down on fake Indigenous art, copyright breaches

First Nations art, from hand-carved masks to totem poles, draws on generations of tradition and skill and can take months to craft. But a flood of fakes and commercial knock-offs produced in Asia and eastern Europe are exploiting Indigenous culture, the artists say, and robbing them of revenue.

First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13. Now at 71, he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece, the Sun Mask, using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

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BREAKING | Boris Johnson resigns, remains U.K. prime minister for now

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday, acknowledging that it was 'clearly the will' of his party that he should go. He stepped down immediately as leader of his Conservative Party but plans to remain as prime minister while the leadership contest is held.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)