25% of the proceeds from this design will be donated to the Center for Native American Youth.
Meet our land acknowledgment tee: part graphic tee, part positive message, part lesson plan. Each shirt comes with a blank space on it so families can work together to research whose tribal land they live on, then write it onto their shirts to complete their own land acknowledgment statements.
What is "land acknowledgment"?
The land most of us live on today is only "ours" because our government signed treaties with the tribal nations who lived here before us that guaranteed them certain rights and protections, and in turn gave us the right to live, work and govern on their native lands. Land acknowledgment is a way to bring awareness to that fact in everyday life.
Step one: Research whose tribal land you live on
Head to the Native Land web site and start typing your city name into the search box at the top left. The map will zoom in and show your location along with the name of your local tribal nation(s). There may be more than one.
Step two: Learn more about the tribe(s)
Once you know whose traditional land you live on, do some research on the tribe(s) so you can learn more. Google will yield all kinds of interesting information!
Step Three: Fill in your shirts!
Now for the fun part -- writing your local tribal nation(s) names on your family's shirts! We have printed a special area white on this shirt that will hold permanent pen, so plan carefully because you won't be able to erase it or wash it out. We recommend having kids practice on paper first. Any permanent marker will do.
Step Four: Wear your shirts proudly and educate people
Now you know what land acknowledgement is, why it's important, and whose land you're walking around on. People will ask you and your kids about your shirts, and you can help spread the word!
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All of our clothes are designed in Seattle, ethically cut and sewn abroad in Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production-certified facilities so you know they're sweatshop-free and guaranteed free of child labor, and then screen printed with tons of love in the USA.
This relaxed fit baseball tee (American Apparel style BB453W) is a unisex style that runs a little small for men, particularly in the shoulders, and about a half a size large for women.
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50% cotton, 50% polyester.