Connecting with

Indigenous Heritage

Indigenous Heritage

What is Indigenous heritage?

Smudging is a cleanse, and a form of prayer to purify your mind, body, and spirit, and to give thanks to the creator, also to attract positive energy into your life, and to send good thoughts of health and wellness to your friends and family, or those around you.

Who is Indigenous?

Smudging with sage has many incredible benefits. It can increase in your clarity, awareness and also improve your mood. The benefits don’t stop there, see this to learn more of the benefits of smudging.

How can I find my Indigenous bloodline?

You can smudge when you move, to alleviate sadness, or even to cleanse your space daily! See MORE times when smudging can be useful.

Why is connecting to Indigenous culture important?

Smudging a specific room that you want to cleanse, or your entire house is always a good idea!

How do I connect with my Indigenous culture?

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Why is Indigenous history in Canada not common knowledge?

A smudge prayer is what you say while smudging and it is incredibly helpful depending on the type of smudging you are doing.

Why is there conflicting information about Indigenous history?

Anyone can smudge which also means anyone can use a smudge prayer for smudging.

What is The Indian Act Of 1876?

If you want a personalized smudge prayer, answer 7 quick questions and we'll give you a personalized smudge prayer so you will know exactly what to say when you're smudging with sage.

What are Residential Schools?

What happened during the Sixties Scoop?

Why is Indigenous history in Canada hidden?

Why is Indigenous history in Canada not taught in school?

What is Truth & Reconciliation?

What is Truth & Reconciliation?

This phrase means “We are all one,” and it is used in reference to the history that Indigenous people share. This history is rich with culture, tradition, and meaning, but there are parts of our history that aren’t so positive - and a big part of the dark areas of our history has to do with residential schools.


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a mandate that requires all Canadians to be informed of what happened to the children that attended residential schools.

Why is Truth & Reconciliation so important?

As many of you probably already know, the main way that Indigenous people share their history and pass it down through generations is through word of mouth. Information passed this way is invaluable - and many would suffer if it was kept hidden from people who could benefit from knowing the information. Even if the information is hard to hear.

Why is Truth & Reconciliation relevant?

You should care about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission because it was a major step in Canada’s history towards owning up to the nation’s wrongdoings.

How do I begin to learn about Truth & Reconciliation?

The biggest aspect of learning about Truth and Reconciliation is simple: All you need to do is care. If you’re a Canadian who wants to learn more and dig deeper than the whitewashed history that many of us have been spoon-fed throughout our lives, Truth and Reconciliation is a great place to start.

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What is Orange Shirt Day? “Every Child Matters”

What is Orange Shift day?

The holiday seeks to recognize and honor those who survived Indian residential schools and to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring that, today, every child matters.

Why wear Orange shirts during Orange shirt day?

In the spirit of recognition and healing, Orange Shirt Day asks that all Canadians wear an orange shirt as a symbolic and collective commitment to reconciliation.

What is the history behind Orange Shirt day?

Orange Shirt Day really began in 1973, when a six year old girl named Phyllis Webstad went to school at the St. Joseph Mission Residential School outside Williams Lake, BC. She was proudly wearing a brand new orange shirt, which was a rare opportunity for a young First Nations girl. The shirt was quickly stripped from her by the Mission Oblates and, with it, her sense of self-worth, pride, and dignity in a way that would shape her forever.

Why were residential schools created?

These schools sought to remove Indigenous children from their homes and, by doing so, strip them of their Native culture and assimilate them into Canadian culture.

Why is Orange Shirt Day significant?

September 30th not only marks the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, but seeks to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the present school year.