Fabric: 100% Ring Spun Cotton
- Preshrunk jersey knit
- Fitted silhouette with side seam
- High stitch density for smoother printing surface
- Seamless double-needle 1/2" collar
- Taped neck and shoulders
- Tear away label
- Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
I have a deep affinity with First Nations people. I see them as wisdom keepers who have sacred offerings to help heal the world. I perform daily rituals such as dream practices, meditations, prayer, and hold plant medicine ceremonies to reaffirm my connections with source energy, the planet, and all sentient beings.
My artist name Lozen is the invocation of a woman warrior, prophet, seer, healer and midwife of the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache. I do my best to be a woman of impeccable character. One that is aligned with my higher self, while honouring my ancestors, for the benefit of all with love.
I am donating $1 of the proceeds from each SLCC Charity Ladies T-Shirt sold to Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh L̓il̓wat7úl Cultural Centre. The centre showcases the two First Nations communities that lived in the Whistler area. Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxumixw in English is the people of the Squamish villages there was no word for Nation. L̓il̓wat7úl are the real or true Lil’wat, they adopted this name when the newcomers came into their territory and mistook them for their cousins that live around Lillooet, BC. Both the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and L̓il̓wat7úl are caretakers of the land their culture is a reflection of it. Their history is tied to the rivers, lakes and mountains, when we give directions we reference them.
Many First Nations communities including the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations were oral societies. The Squamish and Lil’wat created written languages in the 1970’s.
Storytellers had the immense and important role of being historians for their community. Both nations have real or true stories based on major events or people that were pivotal to them. They also have myths or legends that were used to teach their morals and values to their children.
Each community chose and trained their storytellers in their own way, repetition was a key tool. Unfortunately when the flu and small pox epidemic decimated their communities many stories were lost. Also from 1881-1949 children were forcibly removed from their parent’s homes and sent to residential schools. Even more stories were lost or altered.
We are very fortunate to retain the most important stories to our communities.
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I would like to acknowledge that I am based on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.