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VOTE on Idle No More Bumper Stickers

So I’ve had a few requests for the Idle No More bumper stickers – not just the print files (available free by request) but for printed stickers for purchase. I am looking into printing, but in the interests of my own poverty I think I can at this time only print one design. WHICH SHOULD IT BE? Note: It doesn’t seem to be any cheaper to print black and white, so choose freely. I left the b/w option in case it’s your aesthetic choice.


I’m going to close the poll on Jan. 15th in the interests of supporting IdleNoMore NOW while the iron is hot. If I get a lot of decisive response, I’ll close and print even sooner, so please spread the word! I will be selling the bumper stickers either at cost or donating any profit to Idle No More. Please feel free to elaborate on your vote in the comments and if you have a price you’d like to see the stickers, or an amount you plan on buying, throw that in there too. More on IdleNoMore: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/01/idle-no-more-movement-international.html http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/01/idle-no-more-founders-distance-themselves-from-chiefs/ http://idlenomore.ca/ I love that this movement is gaining ground outside of Canada. Colonialism has destroyed so many beautiful ways of life that we may never see again in this world. I think it is high time for indigenous people to be the teachers, leaders and guides on what “civilization” can really look like.

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IDLE NO MORE

On December 10th, in reaction not just to the insulting, and treaty-violating Bill C-45, but to years and years of corrosive behaviour, protests and rallies all over Canada took up the Idle No More banner. The website’s mission describes it best:

“Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.”

I love that their website includes a clear plan of action. What is more frustrating than not knowing how to initiate change?  Under their Promote link, they call on everyone to write letters, use social media, start conversations, research, make art, educate themselves and others,… click to read the really wonderful list under “PROMOTE”.

The most touching thing about this is the tone: It’s encouraging, positive, enthusiastic.  There is anger, frustration and betrayal, but missing is the bitter vitriol that, considering, would be legitimate and reasonable.  Instead there is a hopefulness, and determination that… well… lets say it gives me cry-throat and leave it at that.

Rather than hopeless, I felt inspired to help and support Idle No More, and since I am aggravatingly late to the party and missed the protests, I made some print materials that are free for distribution, print and sharing.  Feel free to use them, and support the movement yourself – there are more examples of art and graphics on the website, from many different artists.  Let’s banish apathy and write to the Harper government, encourage media to cover this, and support First Nations People in every way we can.

Poster!

IdleNoMore.Poster.WEB

A square poster… Good for twitter pics and other places where squares are!

Idlenomore.Square

Bumper Stickers/headers:

IdleNoMoreBumperSticker.12x3

Black and white:

INM.FeatherSticker.BW.12x3

Colour:

INM.FeatherSticker.CLR.12x3

If you’d like print resolution files of any of these materials, please email me (gilliangoerz (at) gmail.com), and I’ll gladly send them along.  I can also send vector files that can be separated for screen printing.  Any application of my work that supports Idle No More is welcome and encouraged. I obviously would expect and insist that if reproductions are sold, any and all profits go to Idle No More.

ALSO: I tried to research these to some degree but if what I have made is accidentally offensive, for the love of pete, please let me know.