Calico & Camouflage

A collection by


Calico & Camouflage

Calico & Camouflage is what to wear to the protest, demonstration, road block, court hearing, policy meeting or press conference. Mixing and matching two patterns and two articles of clothing that are intertwined with the history of colonization on Turtle Island, the collection pairs camouflage ribbon shirts with calico cargo pants. The ribbons are joyously multiplying, lengthening and finding their way to new configurations on the clothes. More than just decoration, they represent our inextinguishable spirit. Powerful pink, cool blue, olive green, and gun-metal grey are the dominant colours, reflecting contemporary landscapes of activism, including city streets, rural roads, cyberspace and courtrooms. Initially designed for a group of beloved avatars customized by the team at Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), the collection is now being made for Real Human Beings who wish to simultaneously proclaim their Indigeneity and their readiness to resist ongoing assimilation.

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Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change from herperspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and as a cyberpunk avatar.