Orange Shirt sources & the National Week Truth and Reconciliation Week
Please find below links for purchasing Orange Shirts, if you like, ahead of Friday, September 30th. These links lead to Indigenous-owned sources or sources that are donating the profits to First Nations’ initiatives (e.g. the “Save the Evidence Campaign” at the Woodland Cultural Centre, the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society and the Legacy of Hope Foundation. [If you have additional ethical sources to add to our list, please reach out to Ms Fawcett.]
Creating awareness is one of the first steps in Truth & Reconciliation (wearing an orange shirt). If we are able, considering to actively take steps to support Indigenous communities and creators by ordering orange shirts from such companies is another step towards reconciliation.
ONLINE – Mohawk Institute
“Save the Evidence” Campaign design
IN PERSON – Iroqrafts
1880 Tuscarora Road, Ohsweken
“Every Child Matters” design with feather, benefitting the Mohawk Institute’s “Find the Evidence” campaign (Brantford). The entire beautiful store is full of art, jewellery and other objects made and sold by Haudensaunee, Inuit, Ojibway and other creators.
ONLINE – Reimagined Redesigned
Artist: Kianna Powless (Haudenosaunee)
ALL PROCEEDS TO WOODLAND CULTURAL CENTRE (Mohawk Institute)
ONLINE – RESIST clothing
– proceeds to Orange Shirt Society, Indian Residential School Survivors Society & Legacy of Hope Foundation
“Tears for the Children” design by Yasakw Yakgujaanas (Haida)