How Can I Support as a Non-Indigenous Person?
CAN I WEAR INDIGENOUS ARTWORK IF I AM NON-INDIGENOUS?
We wanted to give our audience a small guide to what it means to wear Indigenous designs as non-Indigenous people.
While there is no definitive answer about wearing Indigenous designs or artwork on clothing, one of the initial steps of allyship can be found through wearing and supporting Indigenous owned businesses or Artists.
While a surface level approach, these steps encourage wearers to go deeper, to equip themselves with the history or the cause of the garment that is ready to start conversation on dismantling the system.
We recognize that there are alternative opinions held throughout the community about wearing Indigenous artwork or designs as non-Indigenous people and we recommend our audience to be respectful and equipped with the knowledge and resources when making their decision in supporting.