In acknowledgment of the atrocities and injustices that our country has, and continues to inflict on the Indigenous People of this land, we will be observing Canada Day differently – July 1st will be a day to reflect, educate, and act so that we may be the most effective allies possible.
We mourn and honour the innocent children found, and to be found, in the mass graves of Residential Schools across this land, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Twospirit, Trans People, and Girls across the nation and all the survivors who remain.
We recognize and support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and suggest both as necessary reading for all.
Our Beer for Everybody Diversity & Inclusion committee continues to learn, acknowledge and act in an effort to be thoughtful and effective allies. The selection of our next Beer For Everybody beneficiary, to begin in August, has been a key focus over the recent weeks and will support Indigenous communities. We will be ready to share more details soon.
The Bottle Shop will be open tomorrow, July 1st from 12-8PM. 15% of all sales in-store, online, and at the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market, will support Anishnawbe Health Toronto and their work to improve, support, and promote the health, well-being, and healing of Indigenous People in spirit, mind, emotion, and body within a multi-disciplinary health care model. If you would like to help increase the donation, you can donate when you check out online or in the Bottle Shop, or directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto here.
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.
You can also call the Crisis Line to get information on other health supports provided by the Health Canada Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program.
Team Left Field