Truth and Reconciliation Jersey

Truth and Reconciliation Jersey

Oak Park High School – Designed by Dawson Andrews and Rocco Linklater

2023

Dakota Tipi First Nation

On loan from Oak Park High School

The Truth and Reconciliation football jersey was designed by Oak Park High School students Dawson Andrews of Dakota Tipi First Nation and Rocco Linklater of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. 

The royal blue jersey of the Raiders was transformed to include a star blanket pattern along the collar, number, and sleeves, representing honour, protection, and celebration. Images of the Northern Lights radiated off the front and back, and Raiders is spelled in the Cree syllabics. An image of a turtle on one shoulder represented health and longevity, and the buffalo skull on the other was chosen for power and strength. Two handprints rest on the upper back: a red one to remember and honour MMIWG2S+ and an orange one for the children who went to Residential Schools. A crest on the chest, showing a buffalo and an eagle, is that of the Dakota Tipi First Nation.