Every Child Matters T-shirt
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives will be selling Orange Shirt Day/Every Child Matters orange t-shirts designed by local artists Ryan Pooman and Christian Chapman from Fort William First Nation. All profits raised from the sale of these shirts will go directly to students through the Lakehead University Indigenous Student Emergency Fund.
Design by artist Ryan Pooman
Christian Chapman (b, 1975) is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. Christian uses storytelling as a main theme in his practice to create his images. The act of storytelling has been an important part of his life: it has informed him of his culture by shaping his identity, personal experiences, and worldview. Recent exhibitions include “ Ziibaaska'iganagoodayan-Jingledresses,” Station Gallery, Whitby, ON (2019) and "Anishinaabeg: Art and Power," Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON (2017). He has received numerous awards, such as the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Art National Award Prize (2017), the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts as Emerging Artist of the Year (2016), and the K. M. Hunter Artist Award of the Ontario Arts Foundation (2016). His work can be found in the art collections of the Library and Archives Canada, the Government of Ontario Art Collection, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, as well as in several private collections.
Every Child Matters Enamel Pin
All profits raised from the sale of these pins will go directly to Indigenous students through the Lakehead University Indigenous Student Emergency Fund.