Hand silk-screened 100% preshrunk cotton t-shirt.
Front says “Claws out against colonialism.”
Back says “Defend the sacred.”
100% of the proceeds from this shirt will go directly to efforts to protect sacred places.
Shirts are guaranteed sweatshop free from our suppliers.
*Color and print may slightly differ than onscreen image due to ink colors and hand-printed nature of our work.
*Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Up to 3 weeks for international orders. (possibly more on all orders if we’re busy!)
*Free shipping for orders over $60.00 in U$ only.
Princess Benally, Táala Hooghan Infoshop & OYBM volunteer, #navajogirlontherun
Ray Valintine, Two-spirit mountain and water protector.
Photography by: Hastiin D Wero @dwerophotography
Statement on the design:
Our collective doesn’t create and share designs addressing colonialism lightly. We intend that our design work spreads and supports cultures of resistance and liberation. We understand the problematic dimensions of “revolutionary chic” & anti-colonial posturing (read our commentary on that in our zine “Uprooting Colonialism”), and while we can’t determine who and how folx wear our work, we believe that one way we can critically challenge and intervene in the dominant colonial narratives is by providing radical art and attire to agitate and inspire. We also have some uncomfortability with the popularization & commodification of “Defend the Sacred” and are acutely aware of how this design may perpetuate it, especially as our banners and poster designs for the San Francisco Peaks struggle have been coopted by non-profits and some Indigenous artists. For clarity, this design is coming from and supporting those in long-term sacred lands struggles. We also must note that we support anti-profit use of any of our images, we only take issue with cooptation and exploitation of Indigenous work that provides essential material support directly for our struggles.
Wearing t-shirts isn’t enough, anti-colonial struggle means attack. We’ll see you on the land and in the streets.
Some anti-colonial resources:
Black Skin, White Mask, Frantz Fanon
A Dying Colonialism, Frantz Fanon
The Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon
Red Skins, White Masks, Glen Coulthard
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Columbus and Other Cannibals, Jack D. Forbes
Neo-Colonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism, Kwame Nkrumah
Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, J. Sakai