100% of proceeds from these bracelets will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada and to Indigenous youth in transition. Inter generational trauma is the legacy of Canada’s residential school policy. I’ve had many opportunities to listen to survivors and to the children of those survivors. Friends, family, community members. I find it especially heartbreaking to hear people speak about how they were never hugged or held or nurtured as little children in the schools, and the sadness and regret they felt when they became parents and didn’t know how to express these forms of affection to their own children. On top of losing language, culture, connection to land and traditional knowledge - something that seems so simple and small has had a devastating impact on families.
I choose to support Indigenous communities by focusing my energy on the nurturing of healthy families and youth. Elements of the residential school system live on in the over representation of Indigenous youth in the foster care system. Many remote communities still have to fly their children to boarding schools. Indigenous families continue to be separated and communities fractured.
I hope you will join me in donating to valuable organizations such as NWAC directly or by showing your support through the purchase of one these bracelets.
The skinny bracelet is pictured with blue ends and the slightly wider medium is pictured with the pink and yellow ends. Both are perfect for stacking and daily wear. I wear a skinny, my husband wears a medium.
The orange beads are a luminous flame colour. As always, handwoven with intention using the finest quality Japanese glass seed beads and 14k gold filled clasps