At Mala we acknowledge that we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
June marks National Indigenous History Month – it’s important to take the time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, contributions, and diversity of First Nations and Indigenous folks across Canada. We are committed to using our platform for education and amplifying the voices of our community. Here are some resources to support:
- Wildcraft – Wildcraft is devoted to creating 100% natural skincare that is thoughtfully minimalist, handmade in small batches and simply designed with fresh and organic ingredients.
- Sisters Sage – Sisters Sage is an Indigenous brand that hand-crafts wellness and self-care products inspired by their culture and traditions.
- Bare Active Wear – At bäre activewear they carry the best fitness clothing and athleisure apparel for women that is supportive, stylish and functional so you can workout with freedom and confidence!
- Indigo Arrows – Reimagines the pottery and bone tool patterns of their ancestors for modern home decor.
- Inner Wold Jewelry
- @lukeswinsonart – Luke is a visual artist with Anishinaabe roots from Kitchener, Ontario. A member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Luke’s work reflects his desire to better understand and reclaim his Indigenous culture.
- @shayla0h – As a Mètis and Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from Muscowpetung First Nations, Shayla Oulette Stonechild helps Indigenous youth and women unlock their full potential and reclaiming their voices through her non-profit @matriarch.movement.
- @indigenous_baddie – Michelle Chubb is a Nehinaw, or Swampy Cree, member of Bunibonibee Cree Nation, also known as Oxford House, located north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is an online creator that blend Indigenous regalia, relatable jokes, and social justice activism.
- @dineaesthetics – Charlie was born and raised within the Navajo Nation. Their work is informed by a desire for a more just and liberating education that supports and inspires the next generation of Queer, Trans, and Indigenous students.
- @modern_warrior__ – Lance Jay Tsosie is a Diné activist, content creator, and social media personality, born and raised in the Navajo Nation. He has gained a wide following on TikTok under the username Modern Warrior, where he posts content about Indigenous culture.
- Legacy of Hope Foundation – A national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society – A provincial organization with a 20-year history of providing services to residential school survivors
- Indspire – A national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
- Orange Shirt Society – A non-profit organization Orange Shirt Day began in 2013. Orange Shirt Day: communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters.
- Indigenous Climate Action – An Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country.
We hope this list inspires and encourages you to support and amplify our Indigenous community.