Winter is a time for storytelling, for gathering, for staying inside and starting evenings with rounds of “remember when’s.”As we finally get a snowfall that is sticking to the grounds, we are pleased to announce Part II to Honi?aze. This is a limited edition.
This newest collection, Part II of the Honi?aze Collection, is a gathering of stories speaking to Urban Indigenous experiences, to activism, to self-love and feasts. Each poem stanza was carefully chosen from Nedi Nezu, the latest poetry book by Tenille K Campbell, with beadwork by Heather Dickson of Dickson Designs.
We wanted poems that reflected the various experiences of Indigenous people, to speak of our passion, our ever-growing presence in cityscapes, to remember good feasts and good times. The “Still Here” Tee speaks to our activism and front-line work, to the marches to keep our voices heard. The “Still Indigenous” Tee is about the complicated position that being Urban can be, often without access to traditional knowledge and lands, but still worthy, still Indigenous. And for a bit of fun, the “Feast on Me” bunnyhug is a sly note to how food, feast and desire run hand in hand. Together, they are this winter’s collection of Little Stories.
But what is winter and gatherings without a little tea? We are so pleased to also bring in a one-of-a-kind yellow enamel camp mugs for our community. Extremely limited edition, as these come from Latvia, these mugs feature the title Nedi Nezu, meaning Good Medicine, and the floral graphic is by Tiffany Wolfe, based of Heather Dickson’s original beadwork. These mugs are perfect for that fish camp up north, that camping trip in the mountains, that morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise on a cool winter’s day.
We hope that you enjoy these storytelling pieces, that you see yourself in some of the poetry. We hope these poems make you sit up and grin, make you laugh, make you proud. This collection is, after all, about community, and you are part of that community.