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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at TRL –
Offering a new library card designed by artist Ovila Mailho!

Credit: Timberland Regional Library

+ The JOLT News: TRL Celebrates Native American History throughout November

We are honored to present the first Native American Heritage Month Timberland Regional Library card!

From Timberland Regional Library:

Ovila Mailhot, I am Coast Salish (Sto:lo and Nlaka’pamux Nations) graphic artist and designer originally from Seabird Island Reserve in British Columbia. I have lived in the Fraser Valley (Coast Salish Territory) all my life, until recently moving to the Midwest, and come from a long line of creatives who have shaped Indigenous art, literature, scholarship, activism, and representation.

My family’s legacy in these fields have demanded not only a reckoning with stereotypes of Indigenous peoples but have also built a foundation for visual and literary activism and representations of Indigenous people. I am the first in my family to take up graphic art and design, but my work still carries a stylistically Salish level of simplicity: it must not obscure itself – that is the tradition I have inherited. My art is meant to add to a continuum within Coast Salish culture, one so rich and expansive that it still hasn’t been fully actualized within or received by mainstream culture.

+ Editor’s note: Get your new TRL card while supplies last!

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Posted by Steve on November 23, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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