There’s a new Toronto Raptors jersey on the market in time for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The team’s point guard Fred VanVleet collaborated with two local artists — Indigenous artist Mike Ivall and illustrator Casey Bannerman — on the design.
The reimagined Toronto classic is done in a Woodland Art style, and features “Giiwedin,” the Ojibwe word for “north” above the dino logo.
The custom jersey is available for purchase online for $155. Proceeds from sales go towards The Orange Shirt Society, a non-profit organization that supports Indian Residential School Reconciliation.
“We hope that when you wear this piece it inspires reflection and conversation,” says Bannerman.
Original Article: https://dailyhive.com/toronto/fred-vanvleet-indigenous-raptors-jersey.