Got Land?

tenelle_starr.jpgWear the "Got Land? Thank an Indian" shirt and stand up for the truth about Canada's record on Indigenous rights

This week, Tenelle Starr, 13 years old and a member of the Star Blanket First Nation in Saskatchewan, was prevented by officials at her school near Regina from wearing a sweatshirt that read: "Got Land? Thank an Indian."

But Tenelle wore the shirt proudly because, in her words, "it's the truth. I think of it as a teaching tool that could help bring awareness to our treaty and land rights.”

Now and up to a January 28 Day of Action, Tenelle and Idle No More and Defenders of the Land are encouraging people across the country to wear this t-shirt to their schools, workplaces, or neighbourhoods to spark conversations about Canada's true record on Indigenous rights.

Buy a shirt where they're available. Download a stencil here and make your own. Hold a t-shirt making party and make dozens. Share them with your native and non-native friends. Upload a photo of you wearing the t-shirt here or upload the photo to instagram and use the hashtag #gotland

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  • Parul Sharma
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-07 05:15:29 -0800
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  • Daivan Shah
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-09 08:44:37 -0700
    aadhar card is Provided by UIDAI You can view it by http://www.eaadhar.online/
  • fang sum
    signed 2014-04-15 18:52:26 -0700
    You rock!!!!!!!!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-19 00:22:45 -0700
    Wear the "Got Land? Thank an Indian" shirt as an act of truth-telling protest about Canada's record on Indigenous rights
  • Samantha Birote
    signed 2014-03-19 00:22:20 -0700
    continuer !!! c’est tres beau ou bien cevous faitent!!!
  • Rhonda Sherwood
    signed 2014-03-07 20:02:19 -0800
  • chris flook
    signed 2014-02-24 17:43:52 -0800
    always stand for what you believe, and for what is right. we are all behind you….
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-09 01:25:48 -0800
    Wear the "Got Land? Thank an Indian" shirt as an act of truth-telling protest about Canada's record on Indigenous rights
  • Brett Collins
    signed 2014-02-09 01:25:04 -0800
    Lovin U your beauty is bright
  • Nikki B
    signed 2014-01-31 22:30:43 -0800
    Hey I just want to say your bravery is impressive and inspiring. The story brought tears to my eyes as it broke my heart to imagine such negative reactions to your great initiative. I wish I could give you a hug and say thank you for the courage and pride demonstrated.
  • Landa Houliston
    signed 2014-01-31 18:07:49 -0800
    Thank you for your courage. You are an inspiration!
  • Cindy Sirois
    signed 2014-01-31 08:17:02 -0800
    continue to be proud and strong !!!
  • Victoria
    signed 2014-01-30 11:37:55 -0800
    Definitely will make my own t-shirts to spread the word. I have a question though. If I sell any of them to friends, is there a way that I can send a portion of that to Tenelle to support what she is doing or to pay any legal fees she has to pay?
  • Anonymous
    signed 2014-01-29 15:25:57 -0800
    “Got Land Thank an Indian” well said
  • Anonymous
    signed 2014-01-29 06:42:40 -0800
    It is so amazing to hear of such a young child standing up for her rights. I’m from the U.S. and will spread this message. Our indigenous people are still going through so much and are still in the shadows. Thank you Telle.
  • paul baines
    signed 2014-01-28 17:37:39 -0800
    so inspired by your pride – i’ve been teaching my students – 100 college students – about Idle No More and honouring the treaties.
  • tamra cook
    signed 2014-01-28 16:46:39 -0800
    Ty for you taking a stand..W.E join u in solidarity
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-28 13:39:20 -0800
    Wear the "Got Land? Thank an Indian" shirt as an act of truth-telling protest about Canada's record on Indigenous rights
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-28 13:39:19 -0800
    Wear the "Got Land? Thank an Indian" shirt as an act of truth-telling protest about Canada's record on Indigenous rights
  • Michael Auger
    signed 2014-01-28 13:39:04 -0800
    I wanted to say Nia;wen Kowa to Tenelle,for being such a brave and honourable Spirit.

    To wear a message that tells the truth about this Country.It would seem to me that most people today forget:this land did and does belong to The Native peoples.

    If you own land in this country it was Native land taken away!

    You owe it to be Honest and thank the rightful owners!!!

    Skennen’Kowa,Michael Auger

    (I own the copy right to this photo,feel free to use it for promotion)
  • Perry Bulwer
    signed 2014-01-28 11:31:59 -0800
    Tenelle, you inspire many by standing up and speaking out. You very much remind me of my niece, who is about your age. She is also Cree. Her mother is my adopted sister, a Cree from Saskatchewan , who was taken as part of the 60s scoop, which removed Indigenous children from their families and communities. She is now a strong Indigenous woman, as I know you are well on your way to becoming too. Keep up your good work to educate and fight for your rights.
  • Rose Henry
    signed 2014-01-28 10:16:33 -0800
    I would definitely love to wear one of these pull overs with great pride. I would like to know where they are available. I have a few people who cannot afford one who would proudly wear one because they have also lost their land and have become homeless.
  • Precious Martell
    signed 2014-01-28 08:45:45 -0800
    i love what your doing, brave little girl
  • Jeremy Royer
    signed 2014-01-28 08:27:30 -0800
    Children should not be penalized for being honest.