the kakichihiwewin project aims to create strong bonds in Indigenous communities by continuing the healing process of those affected by the residential school system, boarding schools, the sixties scoop, foster care, and forced removal. The ongoing traumas we face often make us feel like we're walking alone, but we aren't. One of the ways we want to ensure our community members feel held is by offering "care kits" to those affected by these systems that were set up to dismantle us.
There's an ongoing genocide that Indigenous folx face every day. The loss of Native language, culture and family due to residential and boarding schools, the scoop, foster care and forced removal. Many of the generations that experienced these trauma pass it along to their children and grandchildren leaving these people feeling alone and unworthy of community and culture.
the kakichihiwewin project wants to remind our community members that they are seen, they are valid and they are loved - but above all else - they are worthy. These care kits will help bring that fact in a tangible way to many. We are aiming to send out at least 2500 care kits - and know that there is a good chance many more will be requested.
The more Indigenous communities hold each other and validate our traumas through culture building and healing, there's a better chance our future generations will not have to relive the past. We want to create a future - that creates a common understanding of where we came from, where we are, and where we CAN go, all through offering love and hope in these care kits.
Learn more about the kakichihiwewin project.