I was moved by the protests yesterday in Canada. Despite the things that happened during the course of the day, the reasons for the protest are clear: No Fracking, No Drilling, No Pipeline on Indian lands. It is about Sovereignty, Indigenous lands, and the desire to protect it. I support this and believe it to be vital to sustain Native ways, culture, language and life. I created this poster as a show of solidarity. This should be available on the Honor The Treaties site soon, but did not want to delay getting it out NOW. So here is the deal: This is open source, and free for consumption. If it speaks to you, download, print, or use for whatever. The original size is 36”x24”. Conceivably, you could take the large file to Kinkos and print it full size. I know a number of protests are going on today, so please feel free to use this! I have different download sizes below:
"The anti-fracking struggle currently being waged by the Mi’kmaq is occurring at an historically important time in Canada. It follows on the mass mobilization of Indigenous peoples across the country who took part in Idle No More rallies and “flashmobs,” etc. It is also occurring as thousands of Natives in ‘BC’ have expressed their opposition to oil and gas pipelines and tankers. And all this is occurring as Canada seeks to position itself as a new “petro-state” based on the extraction of gas and oil, especially from the Tar Sands in northern Alberta. In this context, the struggle of the Mi’kmaq is of critical importance."
At this point I’m positive all of them are wrong. But I just really wanted to animate a merman Hook. So much so that I ditched my original plan of a 4 frame cycle tail with a held still body and just went all out.