June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. National Indigenous History Month is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Although June has passed, the importance of highlighting Indigenous communities, culture and businesses continues. The recent events unfolding across Canada at numerous residential schools highlights that the trauma and systemic injustice continues for Indigenous communities. It is on us to do the work and support these communities and protect their human rights.
Blume respectfully acknowledges that it is on the traditional territories of three Local First Nations: the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh.
As a way to show our support and solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, we’ve curated a list of Indigenous-owned businesses across Canada that we love and would love for you to support as well.
Lesley Hampton is an Anishinaabe Artist and Fashion Designer focused on mental health awareness and body positivity. She’s the Creative Director of LESLEY HAMPTON, an indigenous-owned, size inclusive clothing and accessory brand based in Toronto, ON.
Skwálwen (squall-win) is an Indigenous beauty brand that celebrates ancestral plant relationships and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) culture. Their wild plant ingredients are harvested in a respectful way and each product has a Squamish name to honour the place where this plant knowledge comes from.
Wildflowers & Co. is an Indigenous-owned boutique in Campbell River, British Columbia. Focusing on sustainability, Wildflower & Co. features local products that make a difference.
Indigenous woman-owned and operated, Satya Organic Skin Care delivers products that meet the highest standards of sustainability for people and the planet.
Emily Kewageshig was raised in Saugeen First Nation #29. Emily is a talented artist, painter and illustrator and is known for bold lines, symbolism and bright colours.
Métis made and woman owned, LAND OF DAUGHTERS creates beautifully scented products such as candles, aroma sprays and solid perfumes which are made in Calgary, AB.
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