Native Youth Large Banner-Making

Using large letter banners is a simple way to make your message visible while doing an action, event, or rally. It’s a great group activity that can be finished in 4 – 8 hours depending on how many people are helping. The recommended age group for this workshop is 8 – 18 years old.

We provide all the materials except for the poles in which the banner can be attached to. You may find extension poles, PVC pipe, or bamboo poles at local hardware stores.

Idle No More helped with organizing the Paddle to Standing Rock and provided the banners. We have several hand-painted banners like the one in front that says ‘Water Is Life’ that was painted with the help Native artist Andrew Morrison (Apache, Haida). This workshop would be working on developing a large banner such as what is near the back of the canoes.

Paddle to Standing Rock by Hemene James