How You Can Support & Celebrate Indigenous Cultures in Canada

By SKETCH Team

Indigenous History Month isn’t limited to the month of June. Every day is a chance to take deeper dive into Indigenous History and the impacts of today as well as spread the word to others on how they can support and show solidarity with Indigenous peoples across Canada.

We deeply encourage you, our friends and supporters, to use this day to support Indigenous peoples, organizations and movements.

We’ve compiled some resources below on how people can participate in celebrating and supporting Indigenous cultures and communities.

Join

Virtually participate in Pass the Feather’s Remember Me: An Annual Day of Remembrance on September 30 – Website & Youtube

Sisters in Spirit Virtual Vigil. Honouring the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous 2S/Trans/Women and Girls. October 4 at 6PM via Zoom. Save your Spot

Read & Learn

Truth and Reconciliation Reports

Read all the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action 

National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1466616436543/1534874922512

Learn more Orange Shirt Day here.

Orange Shirts On Canada Day 2021 here.

Sign the petition here for the #CanadaChangeToday Campaign.

Get Involved & Donate

Visit www.sketch.ca and in the Message for SKETCH box note the donation is for Maamwizdaa or ODE.

Canada Helps — “Donate to Indigenous Charities”: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/explore/charities/category/indigenous-peoples

True North Aid — “How to Help First Nations Communities in Canada” – https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations

#ChangeCanadaToday Campaign led by a collective of grassroots groups: www.changecollab.ca and CHANGE Collab Letter

Training and Research from Future Ancestors Services. They supports clients and community in honouring our responsibilities as future ancestors to shape the just and sustainable futures our next generations will inherit –  https://www.futureancestors.ca/

Book Star Nawegahbo’s Workshop, Braiding Ourselves Back Into Creation – starnahwegahbo@gmail.com 

Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project – http://www.oiypp.ca/

Support Grassy Narrows – https://freegrassy.net/

Support UNIST’OT’EN – http://unistoten.camp/

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society (IRSSS) – https://www.irsss.ca/donate

1492 Landback Lane/@1492landbacklane – https://ca.gofundme.com/f/legal-fund-1492-land-back-lane

Donate to the Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction Network – https://www.torontoindigenoushr.com

4Rs Youth Movement – https://4rsyouth.ca/

 

Share Resources

Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Hope for Wellness Help Line — The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counselling and crisis intervention. Call toll-free at 855-242-3310, or visit https://www.hopeforwellness.ca

ODE: Remembered Voices
(re)connections with Indigenous culture and community, led by and engaging Indigenous 2Spirit Youth
https://www.facebook.com/ODE2S/

To donate: visit www.sketch.ca and in the Message for SKETCH box, make a note that the donation is for ODE.

Maamwizdaa Cultural programming for Indigenous parents and children in the Weston Mount Dennis neighbourhood – https://www.facebook.com/maamwizdaa/