By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate Affairs
When Kory Parkin began designing artwork for National Indigenous Peoples Day, he wanted to create something that was undoubtedly Indigenous.
“When you see it, you know it’s Indigenous culture,” he said of his design. “I try my best to tell a story.”
Parkin created a design depicting the Mohawk creation story, a tribute to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, the First Nations reserve near Belleville, Ont., which he proudly calls home.
“As Indigenous People, we are one big family, full of brothers, sisters and cousins spread out from coast to coast to coast who I wanted to represent in my art,” Parkin said. “In Indigenous culture, we’re always stronger united.”
Parkin’s artwork appears on T-shirts and hoodies for a new clothing line called Indigenous Proud. The brand is 100% Indigenous owned by Naut'sa mawt Resources Group and is available exclusively at 250 Walmart Canada stores and online at Walmart.ca.