Three community-based artists are teaming up to sell artwork in support of the Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Centre.
What is the Healing Centre all about? For five years now the Unist’ot’en Camp has been a bastion against the many fossil fuel pipelines proposed to cross the northern part of British Columbia. Each year we have grown in strength and reach. Last year, with the generous financial support of hundreds of people just like you, a secure Bunk House was constructed at the Camp. Sleeping as many as 20 people at a time, the bunk house has enabled activists to maintain a substantial presence at the Camp through all seasons.
Many people first get involved with the Unist’ot’en Camp because our stance is clear and no nonsense – there will be no pipelines built on Unist’ot’en land. But they soon realize that the Camp is much more than just a blockade. It is a place of learning, of healing, of connecting with nature, of breaking with the legacy of colonization. Now this work will be expanded and consolidated through the establishment of a Healing Centre.
The Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Centre will have indigenous youth as its main focus. The Centre will contain counselling rooms, meeting rooms,a kitchen and dining hall and sleeping quarters (From: http://unistotencamp.com/?p=1083)
So far, supporters of the camp have raised a lot of funds and we hope to raise some more, through the sale of artwork online. Here is the online Fundrazer site: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/axsMd/ab/24dGu0
Xaanja and Zephaniah Free, artists based on Lkwungen, WSANEC and Esquimalt territories in the city of Victoria, have donated the following work:
Free, Xanja Ganja. Tree of Life: Water Table Jug. 2014. Ceramic Scuplture (Jug). 6.25 inches tall x 5 inches wide. Minimum bid $150.
Free, Xanja Ganja. “Nature is FREE”. 2014. Ink on Stonehenge paper. 4 x 6 inch print (linocut). Minimum bid $35.
Free, Xanja Ganja. “Beautiful Courage” (Dipdytch). 2014. 2 Acrylic Paintings, 8 x 11 Inch Canvas Paper. $500.
Free, Zephaniah. “Laughing at Death” (Diptych). 2014. Fine Art Poster Prints of Ink Drawing. 18 x 24 Inches. Minimum bid $70.
Free, Xanja Ganja. “Personae”. 2014. Fine Art Poster Print of Drypoint Print. 18 x 24 Inches. Minimum bid $35.
Free, Zephaniah. “Witches Sabbath”. 2014. Fine Art Poster Prints of Scratch Point Etching. 18 x 22 Inches. Minimum bid $35.
Annie Banks, currently living on Ohlone territories in the city of Oakland, California, has donated the following artwork:
Banks, Annie and Mutope Duguma. “Each of Us”. 2015. Ink on paper, 8 X 11 print (lino-cut). Minimum bid: $50.00
Banks, Annie. “Dignity and Liberation”. 2014. Ink on paper, 12 X 20 print (lino-cut). Minimum bid: $150.00
If you would like to purchase any of this artwork, please contact email@example.com.
Donations can be made to Unist’ot’en Camp by:
General donations: Checks can be sent to: Tse Wedi Eltlh at 620 CN Station Road, Smithers BC, V0J-2N1 or send an e-transfer to fhuson (at) gmail.com (be sure to send the e-transfer password in a separate email to the same email address)
Unistoten Camp’s website: http://unistotencamp.com/?p=935
Fundraiser for most recent project, the Healing Center, currently being built at the camp: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/axsMd/ab/24dGu0
And more suggestions on how to support here: http://unistotencamp.com/?page_id=24