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g̱a̱l = container for
ts'ap = people/tribe
The main figure is of a mother wolf with a cub at her feet and another still in her womb. I liked the idea of wolves for this concept because of their tight community-based society.
In my experience, women have always been the ones to step up and ensure that our community could be a safe place. They also lead the way by ensuring that we have a future to look forward to through land and water protection. In Ts’msyen society, rights flow through the women. My sister and I are Ts'msyen because our mother is Ts'msyen, but my sister will be the only one to pass along those rights to our next generation
Above all of that, hanaa'nax (women) have the capacity to be the embodiment of community through their ability to bring life into this world.
- Phil Gray, 2023