When we wanted to create a new Rematriate the Land poster to celebrate the existence, strength, beauty, resistance and resilience of Indigenous people, our ancestors and our future generations, we knew we wanted to work with the amazing Yurok/Washoe/Filipino graphic artist artist Jackie Fawn.
Together with our Creative Team we dreamed this beautiful illustration of an Indigenous woman the color of acorns with her hair tied up, traditional chin tattoos, abalone earrings, and a happy fat baby tied to her back, has her hands cupped around a mound of soil with a sprout growing in it. She is passing it to a child with a long braid who is smiling up at her. They are both wearing ribbon skirts and sit on the ground surrounded with plant relatives, blooming California poppies and white sage with amaranth and tobacco on either side of them. In the distance the round disk of a sun sets against a fading city skyline. The sky is a gentle periwinkle changing to purple. Across the top ochre colored text reads Rematriate the Land.
We have given away prints ad stickers of this poster at Stanford Powwow, AICRC powwow, Oakland First Friday, and the Oakland based Indigenous Red Market.