About us & Face Mask Initiative

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:

Communities Total
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
Winnipeg Comm.UNITY.204 755
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
A7G  30
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.