Nations Creations is Proud to support Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
Nations Creations' Orange Shirt was Designed by local Stó:lō Artist Fred Jackson. Fred Jackson, from Tzeachten First Nation, is a First Nations artist who was born in British Columbia, Canada. Influenced by his surroundings of nature, he began exploring his artistic abilities as a young child. He often explains his ideas come from his own reflection of himself and his surroundings.
Fred has taught native and contemporary art throughout school districts, conferences, family camps and through private consultations.
The eyes of the wildlife have always inspired him to move forward in his artwork and to bring illustration to life. Contemporary art and custom designs are among his specialties.
Jackson explored a variety of mediums and methods for native design, portrait, carving, graphic design, mural and landscape painting. The artistry Fred creates is to capture the viewers’ horizons; showing meaning behind the work of art.
Fred’s very unique style, I’m sure will captivate countless viewers eyes. You’ll be sure to recognize his intention of design whereever you may see his work
Nations Creations' Orange Shirt is Sponsored by:
HUB International Insurance Brokers
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
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