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  • Every Child Matters - Donating Sharpening Proceeds September 25 to October 1

    September 12, 2023 2 min read

    Every Child Matters - Donating Sharpening Proceeds September 25 to October 1

    In recognition of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, 100% of proceeds from sharpening services from September 25 to October 1 will be given to charities local to our stores that focus on indigenous communities in the area. The Knifewear Foundation will also match these donations

    Proceeds will be donated to the following causes:

    Miskanawah Community Services Association - Calgary

    Guided by Indigenous teachings, Miskanawah offers evidence-informed, supportive services to people in the Calgary area as they strengthen their circles of self, family, community, and culture.

    Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society - Edmonton

    Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is committed to building upon the strengths of Aboriginal Children, youth, and families to enable them to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally so that they can walk proudly in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

    Downtown Eastside Women's Centre - Vancouver

    DEWC provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for women (cis, trans, 2S), from all walks of life who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. To achieve this goal, DEWC provides supportive surroundings with meals, counselling, advocacy, and programs that nurture and empower members.


    Minwaashin Lodge Indigenous Women's Support Centre - Ottawa

    Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. 


    Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 

    NCCT works to empower the Indigenous community in Toronto by providing programs that support their spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being.


    For folks looking to further your own learning, here are some good resources I have learned from:  

    -I learned a lot from The University of Alberta's free indigenous studies course. It's very digestible, and learning can be done in small parts.  

    -The Government of Canada website also has good info on the 94 calls to action from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission here. 

    -I also highly recommend reading the book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act.

    I thank you sincerely for helping us make a difference and taking these steps towards truth & reconciliation.


       Nathan Gareau
    Nathan Gareau

    Nathan started at Knifewear in 2013, when he left the restaurant industry to slang knives. Nowadays, he handles our communications, social media, and YouTube channel. If you're reading words on this website or watching one of our videos, Nathan was involved. He spends his spare time growing food, cooking, fermenting food and booze, and enjoying the great outdoors.