awi’nagwis (Land) T-Shirt
Make a statement with this shirt by Kwakwaka’wakw, Dzawada’enuxw, Namgis, Métis and European artist, Michayla King. Her design, awi’nagwis (Land), invites you to reflect upon the land that we all inhabit. The illustration features a cityscape in contrasting earth tones, which represent a sophisticated approach to the ever-relevant issue of all people’s connection with land. Whatever "land" means to you; the space within the boundaries of our cities, or in the pure origin of nature itself... Michayla hopes that whoever, and wherever you are, you can feel the highest form of respect for the land you call home.
Michayla King is a descendant of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Dzawada’enuxw, Namgis, Métis and European people. Growing up with a limited connection to her Indigenous identity, she is now passionate to join in the movement of revitalization and assimilation back into her culture. Through her work, she is creating a space where she can reside as a proud Indigenous and European woman who embodies both qualities. A mixture of urban and rural.
Michayla is the winner of the MOA Shop’s 8th annual Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest for 2021.
The MOA Shop Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest began in 2014 as the MOA Shop T-shirt Contest, with a call for budding artists to submit art expressing their heritage, culture and identity. The contest provides a supportive and professional environment to showcase their art that, for some past winners, has been the start of their careers in the arts.
- Unisex fit
- Screenprinted design
- Black, 100% ringspun cotton
- Royalties from the sale of this shirt are paid to the artist