LETHBRIDGE, AB – A local Blackfoot artist has designed a special t-shirt to commemorate National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Chataya Holy Singer focused on putting together First Nation, Metis, and Inuit symbolism as part of this t-shirt design. She says the overall significance weaves the educational journey for Blackfoot students and resiliency through the past, present, and future.
The Truth and Reconciliation t-shirt design was a joint venture between the City of Lethbridge and the U of L.
Holy Singer is also a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the university. “I knew I was going to come up with a design that contributes to the perspective of what it means to be an Indigenous student in post-secondary. I personally know the impacts that residential schools have within my own family,” she says.
These new t-shirts are available for purchase through the U of L bookstore for $15.99 with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to Indigenous student initiatives at the university.
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is on September 30th.