Got Land? Thank an Indian!

Got Land? Thank an Indian! is an initiative that creates t-shirts that bear the message “Got Land?” on the front, and on the reverse read “Thank an Indian!”. According to the group’s Facebook page, the shirts are meant to generate “insightful thought, and not meant to spark any negativity”. However, the shirts have sparked controversy, including this CBC story about a First Nations teen in Saskatchewan that was told not to wear her “Got Land?” shirt at school. The response to the t-shirts is testament to the fact that the message challenges settlers’ perceptions of land ownership and treaty rights.

Resources: CBC Article


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