"paskkwâwmostosak pê taksinak kâwiy" (The bison have come back again)
by Kristi Bridgeman and Lisa Shepherd
We are strongly connected to the land and all the plants and animals on it. When the land is not well, the people suffer. By the turn of the 19th century, the Bison in Canada were diminished to endangered numbers, limiting the ability for the people to sustain themselves in the way they always had.
In February of 2017, Parks Canada reintroduced 16 Bison to the Panther Valley, in Banff National Park. Four months later, 10 Bison calves were born to the herd. The land and the people still have much healing to do, and this healing will come in the way of ceremony, strengthening of our culture and efforts such as the reintroduction of the Buffalo. This piece was created in celebration of the reintroduction of the species. To read about this artist collaboration, see this web page.
*ART CARDS: 6"x6" greeting card. Includes design story, artist bio, and envelope. If matted, off-white non-yellowing mat is added to the print, perfect for framing. Printed locally, 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.
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