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Ujimaa – “Collective work and responsibility”

Our community of like-minded people is built on the very definition of our name. This month we’re asking the Ujimaa community to come together and help us honour National Indigenous History Month. 

Throughout this month, Indigenous-owned Culture Shock Jewelry will be donating 100% of the proceeds of all purchases on Ujimaa to the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Ujimaa will also be donating 100% of our commission earned for every purchase of Culture Shock Jewelry on our website. 

 

Authenticity is Important Indigenous owned and family operated our handcrafted business strives to create amazing jewelry and crafts that you will love. Living in the most southern city in Canada, we work hard to make sure that people from all over the world love their authentic pieces. Our family is from the James Bay region and our work has spanned four generations of Cree women who have dedicated hours of planning, creating, and sharing products that we are proud of. We hope you find something you love in our Shop as much as we do. Miigwetch!

Shop Culture Shock Jewelry

Authenticity is Important Indigenous owned and family operated our handcrafted business strives to create amazing jewelry and crafts that you will love. Living in the most southern city in Canada, we work hard to make sure that people from all over the world love their authentic pieces. Our family is from the James Bay region and our work has spanned four generations of Cree women who have dedicated hours of planning, creating, and sharing products that we are proud of. We hope you find something you love in our Shop as much as we do. Miigwetch!

Shop Culture Shock Jewelry

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been
working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to
educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential
and Day School System (R &D SS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations,
Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing. The LHF works
to encourage people to address discrimination and injustices in order to contribute to the equality, dignity,
and respectful treatment of Indigenous Peoples and to foster Reconciliation.
Part of the LHF’s goals are to provide needed resources for schools. The history and information about
residual trauma and the links to current social and economic issues are rarely taught in schools, which can
lead to misinformation and foster racism, all of which underlines the need for more public education and
resources on the topics of the R &D SS, SS, and other colonial acts of oppression. In schools today, there is
little mentioned about the amazing contributions Indigenous Nations have made and continue to make to the fabric of our society.

A comprehensive history highlighting the diversity of our Nations and our cultures,
languages, and traditions is lacking in the current curriculum. The LHF has created many resources to
address this critical gap and help inject more perspectives and knowledges on these issues to foster healthy
and informed dialogue and inspire positive actions to address the situation facing Indigenous Peoples.
The LHF honours Survivors and their families by taking direction from them to ensure that our initiatives
consider their true and authentic voices, while providing Survivors with emotional support to ensure their
work with us is an empowering and healing experience. We believe that by educating Canadians about
both the rich histories of Indigenous Peoples, and the subsequent pain and injustices inflicted on
generations after contact, we can highlight the strength and resilience of Survivors. With this approach, we
can build respect, understanding, and empathy, so that meaningful connections can happen and we can
inspire action that works toward addressing racism, establishing equality, hope, and healing in Canada.
The LHF works to encourage people to address discrimination and injustices in order to contribute to the
equality, dignity, and respectful treatment of all. We will continue to work with teachers, school boards,
universities, policing agencies, governments, officials, banks, unions, private businesses, and citizens to
help meet these goals. The LHF offers a unique and comprehensive collection of resources, exhibitions,
workshops, and research reports to anyone wanting to learn about Indigenous Peoples and willing to work
toward Reconciliation. We believe true Reconciliation requires consistent, positive, and informed effort
and action by everyone. Our teaching tools include the following:

1. Curriculum Resources that:
Emphasize Indigenous voices and explore First Nations, Inuit, and Métis experiences;
Provide comprehensive lesson plans, activity guides, and other resources; and
Feature two new curricula: one for K-6 and a new Sixties Scoop curriculum for 7-12.
2. Exhibitions that are:
Stand-alone, mobile exhibitions that provide a unique, museum-like experience and include first-hand, Indigenous
Testimonies of the RSS and SS and the links to ongoing issues such as the high rates of missing and murdered
Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S+. The exhibitions, which promote healing and encourage acts of
Reconciliation, can be hosted in schools, offices, parliaments, galleries, or in any public space.
3. Workshops and Training:
The LHF offers Workshops and training that fosters Reconciliation initiatives in your community, department, or
organization by teaching about intergenerational impacts of the RSS and the SS and the links to ongoing issues such as
the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S+. We teach people how to be an
ally and the steps needed to address racism and work for change.
4. Research Reports:
The LHF has research reports available on the impacts of Residential Schools in the areas of justice, domestic violence,
suicide, inequality, health, and history of Indigenous Peoples; and research reports on best practices for supporting
Indigenous well-being, culture, and economic prosperity are also available from the LHF for free, and some at a
minimal cost to support learning within your organization.
For more information, go to: www.legacyofhope.ca
Please check out our video at: www.vimeo.com/352694516
For training or to request exhibitions, please call the LHF at: 613-237-4806, fax 613-237-4442
Or email us at: info@legacyofhope.ca

Make a donation with card or PayPal

Contact your MP

  • About the Initiative
  • Culture Shock Jewelry
  • Legacy of Hope Foundation
  • Donate

Ujimaa – “Collective work and responsibility”

Our community of like-minded people is built on the very definition of our name. This month we’re asking the Ujimaa community to come together and help us honour National Indigenous History Month. 

Throughout this month, Indigenous-owned Culture Shock Jewelry will be donating 100% of the proceeds of all purchases on Ujimaa to the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Ujimaa will also be donating 100% of our commission earned for every purchase of Culture Shock Jewelry on our website. 

 

Authenticity is Important Indigenous owned and family operated our handcrafted business strives to create amazing jewelry and crafts that you will love. Living in the most southern city in Canada, we work hard to make sure that people from all over the world love their authentic pieces. Our family is from the James Bay region and our work has spanned four generations of Cree women who have dedicated hours of planning, creating, and sharing products that we are proud of. We hope you find something you love in our Shop as much as we do. Miigwetch!

Shop Culture Shock Jewelry

Authenticity is Important Indigenous owned and family operated our handcrafted business strives to create amazing jewelry and crafts that you will love. Living in the most southern city in Canada, we work hard to make sure that people from all over the world love their authentic pieces. Our family is from the James Bay region and our work has spanned four generations of Cree women who have dedicated hours of planning, creating, and sharing products that we are proud of. We hope you find something you love in our Shop as much as we do. Miigwetch!

Shop Culture Shock Jewelry

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been
working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to
educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential
and Day School System (R &D SS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations,
Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing. The LHF works
to encourage people to address discrimination and injustices in order to contribute to the equality, dignity,
and respectful treatment of Indigenous Peoples and to foster Reconciliation.
Part of the LHF’s goals are to provide needed resources for schools. The history and information about
residual trauma and the links to current social and economic issues are rarely taught in schools, which can
lead to misinformation and foster racism, all of which underlines the need for more public education and
resources on the topics of the R &D SS, SS, and other colonial acts of oppression. In schools today, there is
little mentioned about the amazing contributions Indigenous Nations have made and continue to make to the fabric of our society.

A comprehensive history highlighting the diversity of our Nations and our cultures,
languages, and traditions is lacking in the current curriculum. The LHF has created many resources to
address this critical gap and help inject more perspectives and knowledges on these issues to foster healthy
and informed dialogue and inspire positive actions to address the situation facing Indigenous Peoples.
The LHF honours Survivors and their families by taking direction from them to ensure that our initiatives
consider their true and authentic voices, while providing Survivors with emotional support to ensure their
work with us is an empowering and healing experience. We believe that by educating Canadians about
both the rich histories of Indigenous Peoples, and the subsequent pain and injustices inflicted on
generations after contact, we can highlight the strength and resilience of Survivors. With this approach, we
can build respect, understanding, and empathy, so that meaningful connections can happen and we can
inspire action that works toward addressing racism, establishing equality, hope, and healing in Canada.
The LHF works to encourage people to address discrimination and injustices in order to contribute to the
equality, dignity, and respectful treatment of all. We will continue to work with teachers, school boards,
universities, policing agencies, governments, officials, banks, unions, private businesses, and citizens to
help meet these goals. The LHF offers a unique and comprehensive collection of resources, exhibitions,
workshops, and research reports to anyone wanting to learn about Indigenous Peoples and willing to work
toward Reconciliation. We believe true Reconciliation requires consistent, positive, and informed effort
and action by everyone. Our teaching tools include the following:

1. Curriculum Resources that:
Emphasize Indigenous voices and explore First Nations, Inuit, and Métis experiences;
Provide comprehensive lesson plans, activity guides, and other resources; and
Feature two new curricula: one for K-6 and a new Sixties Scoop curriculum for 7-12.
2. Exhibitions that are:
Stand-alone, mobile exhibitions that provide a unique, museum-like experience and include first-hand, Indigenous
Testimonies of the RSS and SS and the links to ongoing issues such as the high rates of missing and murdered
Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S+. The exhibitions, which promote healing and encourage acts of
Reconciliation, can be hosted in schools, offices, parliaments, galleries, or in any public space.
3. Workshops and Training:
The LHF offers Workshops and training that fosters Reconciliation initiatives in your community, department, or
organization by teaching about intergenerational impacts of the RSS and the SS and the links to ongoing issues such as
the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S+. We teach people how to be an
ally and the steps needed to address racism and work for change.
4. Research Reports:
The LHF has research reports available on the impacts of Residential Schools in the areas of justice, domestic violence,
suicide, inequality, health, and history of Indigenous Peoples; and research reports on best practices for supporting
Indigenous well-being, culture, and economic prosperity are also available from the LHF for free, and some at a
minimal cost to support learning within your organization.
For more information, go to: www.legacyofhope.ca
Please check out our video at: www.vimeo.com/352694516
For training or to request exhibitions, please call the LHF at: 613-237-4806, fax 613-237-4442
Or email us at: info@legacyofhope.ca

Make a donation with card or PayPal

Contact your MP