National Day For Truth + Reconciliation

As we mark the importance of this day, we at WAXON will be supporting Indigenous communities by remaining closed on Thursday, September 30th.

We will be embracing the day to focus on educating ourselves and encourage you to join us in reflecting on our nation’s past and recommitting to understanding and reconciling with the truth of our shared history.

With that said, we have put together a few resources that help raise awareness and inspire conversations around the history and legacies of the residential school system in Canada.

READ:

  1. Residential school fact sheet
  2. Overview of the Indian Residential School System Booklet
  3. Residential School History From The National Centre For Truth & Reconciliation 
  4. Being an ally to indigenous people 
  5. Indigenous terminology guide
  6. Free Indigenous Canada Course 
  7. The book 'Five little Indians' by Michelle Good - a must read

LISTEN:

Unrooted, a podcast by The Indigenous Foundation

The Indigenous Foundation is proud to present Unrooted, a podcast focussed on centring Indigenous voices and stories. Through Unrooted, we hope to dismantle systems of oppression and “uproot” the deeply ingrained issues and racism that exist against Indigenous peoples to this day. We hope to share intersectional, holistic perspectives and experiences through speaking with Indigenous and Afro-indigenous advocates and change-makers.

WATCH:

We Were Children

As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. The profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through their eyes. Free on Amazon Prime Video

SHOP:

  1. Native Love Notes
  2. Cheekbone Beauty
  3. Sisters Sage
  4. Urban Native Era
  5. b.yellowtail
  6. Shenative Goods


FOLLOW + SUPPORT:

  1. @Reclaimyourpower
  2. The Indigenous Foundation
  3. National Centre For Truth And Reconciliation
  4. Orange Shirt Day

WAXON CARES:

Starting today, WAXON will be directing $1.00 from every Natural Loofah Soap sold in stores and online until October 30th to the National Centre For Truth And Reconciliation.

Plus, if you would like to make a personal contribution, we welcome you to donate in any WAXON location.

 

We hope you will join us in honouring the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

Team WAXON 

xo

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