Kakina Abinòdjinshag Apìtenindàgozig - Every Child Matters - Chaque enfant Compte.
About the design
THE 7 flowers represent the seven generations. The colors were chosen to represent the fire, land and water. The circle on the outside represents love and the people in our circle of healing.
Language revitalization is integral to the survival of our Anishinàbemowin so I have chosen to incorporate the 3 languages Algonquin, English and French.
Diamond Phoenix Creations recognizes the intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools within our own community. Many of our elders today were forcibly removed as children from their families and communities and sent to various Residential Schools such as the St. Peter Claver School for Boys in Spanish, Ontario, the Pointe-Bleue Indian Residential School, and the St. Mary's Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario.
As a direct result of this we are at significant risk of losing our Algonquin language and culture. Therefore, a portion of the sales will be donated back to programs and initiatives here within the community that promote language and culture Specifically for this shirt the NIGANIZI PROJECT . By supporting on-reserve businesses you are also making a commitment to building healthier communities that are able to provide sustainable job opportunities.