Indigenous owned and operated, based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Indigenous Face Masks is an initiative to bring face masks to Indigenous children and youth in our Indigenous communities across Canada.
Each mask that is purchased, we send the same style mask to one of our communities; they are distributed through local Indigenous community programming, local Indigenous elementary schools and high schools in our Indigenous communities.
We have currently have sent out 26,430 masks to many First Nation reserves, and urban Indigenous community programs since we started in October 13, 2020. With your help, we are providing masks to our Indigenous children and youth, as there are many Indigenous communities still in need of your support.
The communities we have been able to donate to so far:
|Attawapiskat First Nation||2640|
|Kashechewan First Nation||2640|
|Fort Albany First Nation||3120|
|Weeneebayko Area Health Authority||900|
|Payukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services||1030|
|Taykwa Tagamou Nation||660|
|Akwesasne Freedom School||180|
|Odawa Native Friendship Centre||630|
|Minwasshin Women's Lodge||600|
|Mushkegowuk Council Youth Department||1000|
|Moose Factory Ministik Elementary School||500|
|Eabametoong/Fort Hope Nursing Station||75|
|Victoria Inn - Neskantaga First Nation||75|
|KO eHealth Telemedicine Services||75|
|Nodin Mental Health Services||75|
|Waskaganish Cree Nation/ Ecole Winnibekuu School||640|
|Kitigan Zibi First Nation||705|
|Garden River First Nation||705|
|Eabametoong / Fort Hope First Nation||705|
|Walpole Island First Nation||630|
|North Bay Friendship Centre||680|
|MPP Sol Mamkwa (Kiiwetinoong Riding)||7380|
|Total Distributed as of Jan 31st, 2021||26,430|
About the owners:
Tyson Wesley is Cree and raised in Kashechewan Cree First Nation, he is also from Waskaganish on his father’s side.
Natasha Commanda, is Anishinaabe from Kitigan Zibi, and Grassy Narrows on her mother's side.