Print #6: "When we fight"
Title: "When we fight"
Medium: Original linocut print, ink on paper, 8.5 x 14 inches
Artist: Annie Banks
Date: October 2017
I created this linocut based on a photograph of the spokesperson and host of Unist’ot’en Camp, Freda Huson. The phrase comes again from David Gilbert and I chose to use it in conjunction with an image of Freda because she is someone who has truly taught me through her actions that this phrase is true.
As spokesperson and host of Unist’ot’en Camp, she has been part of a movement to create Indigenous homesteads that protect territory and culture and oppose pipelines and other destructive, extractive industries. The camp has stood for almost 8 years, in the direct line of proposed pipelines and the fight that the hosts, the Unist’ot’en clan and the thousands of supporters have put up over the last near-decade has had global ripple effects. All because the Unist’ot’en decided to fight.