Issue 558 Volume 3 Number 565
It’s Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and watch this 23 minute video about the Kitchissippi river.
It’s the Summer Solstice which means today is Indigenous Peoples Day, the celebration of the diverse voices of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. In honour of these peoples, we’re highlighting some of our favourite Indigenous brands who are producing everything from fashion and accessories to textiles.
▪️Produced from imported recycled fabrics in Quebec, Mini Tipi’s richly patterned blankets are both affordable and heirloom quality. Available at Simons.
▪️Haida Colouring Pencils by Native Northwest in Vancouver not only supply a different hue at either end, but are covered in art by Haida artist T.J. Sgwaayaans Young. Available at Maker House
▪️Indigenous women-owned Jack59 is currently donating 5% of sales of its natural hair products to Indian Residential School Survivor Society
▪️Calgary’s CoutuKitsch produces hair accessories and jewellery in classic and whimsical styles.
▪️The rain won’t stop today’s launch of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. If it’s still raining tonight, the planned 8:00pm outdoor screening of Run Woman Run will take place inside the Mamawii Lodge. Remember, you must register for your timed entry to the festival.
▪️The Summer Solstice Block Party is at ByWard Market until 6pm, featuring Indigenous vendors and food.
▪️If you’re ready for a road trip, 10 Indigenous companies are bringing theatre, music, poetry and dance performances to Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival, starting today in Peterborough,and running until June 26th.
Deal of the day
The Indigenous-owned Anne Mulaire is celebrating today with the fashion brand’s biggest sale of the year. Save 25% site wide using the code HERITAGE25.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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