Hearts & Hands Pin. This design was created and is shared by Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish artist Carey Newman/Hayalthkin'geme. Profits from pin sales support the Elders Engagement Fund, Witness Blanket Project and the Orange Shirt Day Society.
Artist on "Hearts and Hands": "This design was made to honour the children who died in residential school. The hearts express love for all those in unmarked graves and compassion for the families and communities who waited for them to be found. The small and colourful hands remind us of the uniqueness and beauty of every child. Taken together, they represent our commitment to listen to our hearts and use our hands, to do the work that needs to be done. The visceral confirmation of Survivor accounts that has come from locating these graves has affected many of us on an emotional level. It has changed the way that many people think and feel about our histories and current realities in Canada. Wear this design as a commitment to being an active part of change."