"amiskwacîwâskahikan" means Beaver Hills House, the Cree name used to describe Edmonton and surrounding areas.
The beaver also represents one of the 7 Sacred Grandfather Teachings, Wisdom. In this image we see the wisdom and science of our traditional land-based learning, with the elders teaching us the stories and wisdom of the stars and the natural science of Mother Earth.
Artwork for this Amiskwacîwâskahikan T-Shirt is was designed by Lance Cardinal, and the original artwork shown on this shirt can be found in the lobby of TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. The large mural is one of the first things you will experience when entering our facility, and is proudly shown on the southern wall directly next to our main entrance.
Lance Cardinal’s paintings, murals and other designs have decorated walls across Edmonton and northern Alberta. Born and raised on Bigstone Cree Nation, about 320 kilometres north of Edmonton, Cardinal has devoted the last three decades of his life to art.
All proceeds generated from the sales of these shirts directly support our Indigenous Education department and corresponding Indigenous programming at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.