The Black Snake T-Shirt
Make a statement with this shirt by Yaqui, Huichol and Ojibwe artist Maya McKibbin, which symbolizes the Lakota prophecy of The Black Snake. Maya was the winner of the MOA Shop’s 4th annual Emerging Indigenous Artist contest in 2017. Royalties from the sale of this shirt are paid to the artist. This unisex style, made from 100% cotton, is available in red and black.
About the Artwork: "The Black Snake illustrates the prophecy of the Lakota, that when the black snake comes, the world as we know it would end… [this prophecy] has had a huge impact since it was very relatable to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Many people see the pipeline as the Black Snake. The fight between the snake and horse is still happening as Indigenous people continue to battle big oil companies. I feel very strongly that the DAPL also stands for so many Indigenous struggles internationally… I hope that this design will keep these events in peoples’ minds and give them a feeling of hope and unity.”
About the Artist: Maya McKibbin was born in Sechelt, BC, and moved to London at the age of ten. She studies Computer Graphic Arts in Denmark and often stays late into the night drawing and writing. She hopes to bring modern Indigenous stories to an international audience.
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