Art work by Morgan Asoyuf, Tsimshian Nation

“Art is an intimate connection to our history, identity and our community. I am honoured to continue our traditions and to share them.”

September 30th marks ORANGE SHIRT DAY: Every Child Matters​, Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a day of remembrance and respect to honour the students and survivors of Canada’s Residential School system.

On this day, Canadians are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to show their support for survivors and pay respects to those who did not make it and their families.

Art work by Morgan Asoyuf, Tsimshian Nation

“Art is an intimate connection to our history, identity and our community. I am honoured to continue our traditions and to share them.”

September 30th marks ORANGE SHIRT DAY: Every Child Matters​, Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day of remembrance and respect to honour the students and survivors of Canada’s Residential School system.

On this day, Canadians are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to show their support for survivors and pay respects to those who did not make it home, and their families.

Morgan Asoyuf (née Green) is a practicing goldsmith, carver, and visual artist with a special interest in social justice. She is mixed Scottish and Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) of the Eagle Clan on the Ks’yeen (Skeena) River. Her cultural experience includes halait work for crest owners, as well as feast culture. Morgan’s biggest inspiration is her daughter Isabele, who motivates her to use her art form to encourage the protection of children and youth through the stories of Mousewoman. “Empowerment and critical thinking are the gifts that we can give the next generations. Ensuring the safety of children allows them to thrive and reach their full potential.”

Boardbook. Soy based ink and water based protective coating. Made from paper sourced from sustainable forests. 22 pages; measures 6.5 in x 6.5″