🧡Indigenous Intergenerational Healing Awareness Studs 🧡
🧡 $5 from each pair of studs or pin sold will be donated to The Healing of the Seven Generations nonprofit.🧡
Note: While these products are not Indigenous-made, they are crafted with love and respect towards the Indigenous community and, as the maker, I do not financially benefit from sales. After accounting for materials and other costs such as listing fees and shipping, $5 per sale is what I am able to reserve as a donation.
Why the orange t-shirt?
The orange t-shirt has become a symbol used to bring awareness to the genocide committed against Indigenous people through the operation of residential schools in Canada. It was inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad, who as a young child was forced to attend residential schools, and on her first day, had her orange t-shirt that her grandmother had given her taken away. You can read more about Phyllis’ story and why she created Orange Shirt Day (September 30th)here:
What were Indian Residential Schools?
"In 1876, the government of Canada enhanced its genocidal campaign against First Peoples, creating a devastating legacy that continues to this day. Residential schools were legislated as mandatory for First Peoples between the ages of 7 and 16 years of age. As a result, around 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children were forcibly removed from their parent’s homes and had their entire lives disrupted. The students often lived in substandard, unsanitary conditions and were severely neglected. They were often physically, mentally, sexually, and/or culturally/spiritually abused and faced violent reprimand for speaking their mother tongues or practicing cultural traditions.
What is Healing of the Seven Generations?
Healing of the Seven Generations is a nonprofit that offers support and access to services for Indigenous who are suffering from the intergenerational effects of the residential school system. H7G is located in Kitchener, Ontario and serves First Peoples from all ages, genders, and cultural groups, including First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Status individuals and families.
🧡For more information on where to find support if you are experiencing intergenerational trauma, or to donate, please go to www.healingofthesevengenerations.ca
🧡 $5 from each pair of studs or pin sold will be donated to The Healing of the Seven Generations nonprofit. The remaining $10 will cover packaging, labour, shipping and the materials used in their creation.
Materials: polymer clay with attached gold-plated stud backs or lapel pin
Note: if you need a greater quantity than what is available, please send me an email or message me through the contact form.