Water is Life Thunderbird Mom T-shirt by Christi Belcourt
Canadian made and milled combed cotton, printed in Winnipeg.
Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Métis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth, the traditions and the knowledge of her people. In addition to her paintings she is also known as a community based artist, environmentalist and advocate for the lands, waters and Indigenous peoples. She is currently a lead organizer for the Onaman Collective which focuses on resurgence of language and land based practices. Her work is currently featured in the WAG exhibition Naadohbii: To Draw Water which reflects on international Indigenous connections to water – spiritually, environmentally, socially, and culturally, looking into collective histories and fragilities of the future.
$2 from every shirt sold will be donated to Nimkii Aazhibikong to support their year round land based language and arts initiatives.
Nimkii Aazhibikong (pronounced Nim-key Ah-zh-ih-bih-coo-ng) is a place where youth and Elders come to connect to the land, each other and to pass down the language and traditional knowledge to the next generations. Nimkii Aazhibikong means Village of Thunder Mountain. It’s the name given by Elders to a year-round Ojibway Art, Culture and Language Revitalization Camp being built by a community of youth, Elders and organizers located north of Elliot Lake, Ontario within traditional Anishinaabeg territory.
Every purchase you make directly supports the work of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Qaumajuq.