FREE VECTOR ART
Please feel free to take and share a copy of this graphic. We created the art but are not asking to be credited. It is FREE for personal use only. We prefer that you use it for personal use, but if you do many any money off it, please send it to one of the charities listed at the bottom of this page.
You can grab a copy of the jpg by double-clicking on it to get to the largest version, then right-click on that and select "save image". OR if you would like us to send you a copy of the VECTOR ART (i.e. vector art is high quality line art that you can enlarge to billboard size or bigger) please add your selection to your cart (it's still free) doing so will trigger us to email the file to you.
The difference between the two vector files:
1. The ORANGE vector file is just a straight vector file in orange. (It contains two plates [magenta and yellow] that could be converted to a spot colour).
2. The INVERTED vector file appears black on white. This is a single plate file that should be suitable for printing on a background with a solid colour, such as the printing of white on an orange shirt.
Let us know if you have any issues with these. We'd like to be able to offer the best versions possible for folks to share.
About the artwork:
The hand in the middle was a royalty free photo that I turned into vector clip art. Same with the Eagle feathers. The background flag belongs to everyone in Canada whose eyes need to be opened by this message. Canada was founded on the blood of the Indigenous People! The words on the flag now have added meaning too as the search intensifies for the estimated 3-7 thousand of which are still unaccounted for.
CLICK HERE to order pinback buttons and magnets with this design.
WHERE AND HOW TO DONATE:
Here are the links (in no particular order) for several organizations where you can donate:
Canada Helps: (also has a list of other orgs) https://www.canadahelps.org/en/explore/campaigns/category/indigenous-peoples/
Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society: (Same thing but directly link) Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society is a B.C. based organization that’s been providing services like counselling and health and cultural services to survivors of residential schools. Donate here. Residential school survivors who need support can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Orange Shirt Society
Orange Shirt Society works to raise awareness of intergenerational trauma caused by the residential schools and commemorate the experiences of survivors. Donate here.
True North Aid
True North Aid provides practical humanitarian support to Indigenous communities in Canada. They have several categories of aid you can contribute to, including housing, food and reconciliation projects. Donate here.
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society develops education initiatives, public policy campaigns and provides resources to support First Nations communities and ensure the well-being of youth and their families. Donate here.
Reconciliation Canada focuses on workshops and community outreach to further the dialogue around reconciliation. Donate here.
Chi miigwetch for everything you do to bring the children home!!!