Blue Corn Sovereignty Tee
This tee was designed by OxDx Clothing owner Jared Yazzie (Navajo).
The artist explains the design: "My grandparents took care of a few acres of corn fields and squash fields in a hand built cabin near Shonto on the Navajo Rez. My family would walk the rows of corn, pick the fully grown ones, and toss them in the back of my dad's truck. We'd fill his truck bed multiple times easily and go through the processes of steaming corn through the mud oven we built, or roasting corn over a fire, or grinding corn to make kneel down bread. This process showed me the pride my grandparents had in maintaining their land for us all to feed ourselves.It was a selfless act, they even allowed neighboring houses to drive their trucks and fill their truck beds at no cost. I could tell they enjoyed our help, and were proud we were interested in learning and spending time with them. Food is what brought us together and what taught us hard work. We were independent by growing food that loved us back,nothing packed with sugar or preservatives that looks to endanger our health. Through this design I've shown blue corn at harvest season and included the words "RECLAIM" and "RESTORE" to show the strength of food sovereignty."