Hudson’s Bay Establishes In-store DWF Legacy Space Pop-ups in Honour of Indigenous History Month

Toronto, ON – In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), Hudson’s Bay Foundation is proud to launch four Legacy Space pop-ups, in its Montreal, Toronto Queen Street, Downtown Vancouver, and Yorkdale locations in honour of Indigenous History Month. The pop-ups offer customers a space to connect, reflect on Canada’s true history, and learn about DWF’s work including Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund.

Indigenous History Month and looking ahead

Thank you for another amazing year with the Legacy Schools program! With all your hard work and dedication, students throughout Canada continue to move reconciliation forward. Read on to learn how we’re wrapping up the 2023-24 school year and looking ahead to September!

Learn and Celebrate along with DWF this Indigenous History Month!

The summer solstice or Niibin (nee-bin), ‘it is summer’ in Anishinaabemowin, marks the longest day of the year and holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for many Indigenous cultures. This time of abundance and growth is marked by various ceremonies and traditions that honour the sun’s life-giving energy and a new season of life. This month, we also celebrate Indigenous History Month and Pride; honouring the richness, strength, and diversity of traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultures. Continue reading below for how you can learn and celebrate along with DWF!

Reflections on May 28 and looking ahead to Indigenous History Month

As we look ahead to the end of the school year and Indigenous History Month coming up next month, May invites us to pause and reflect on the third anniversary of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s announcement of their findings at the former Kamloops Residential School. Read on to learn how you can mark some important dates in May, start thinking about how you will celebrate Indigenous History Month, and more.

Take #ReconciliACTION to mark important dates in May

As we look ahead to the warmer weather and Indigenous History Month coming up very soon, this month invites us to pause and reflect on the third anniversary of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s announcement of their findings at the former Kamloops Residential School. Read on to learn how you can mark some important dates in May, start thinking about how you will celebrate Indigenous History Month, and more.

DWF LIVE with Murray Sinclair, Earth Day, and more!

April is the season of new beginnings and DWF is excited to share our upcoming events and new developments! This month we announce the winners of our Artist Ambassador visits contest, introduce the first recipients of the Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund Capacity Building Grant, and start another year of Walk for Wenjack. Continue reading for all the details.

DWF’s Virtual Legacy Space, Capacity Building Grant Recipients, and More

In March, we welcome ziigwan (Anishinaabemowin for springtime) and the promise of renewal and rejuvenation that it brings. As the earth stirs from its slumber and the ice loosens its grip on the waters, DWF invites you to dive into the spirit of ziigwan as we explore the future of reconciliation with our Youth Ambassadors, celebrate World Water Day, and more.

Virtual Legacy Space Launch, Youth Ambassadors, and the Future of Reconciliation

In March, we welcome ziigwan (Anishinaabemowin for springtime) and the promise of renewal and rejuvenation that it brings. As the earth stirs from its slumber and the ice loosens its grip on the waters, DWF invites you to dive into the spirit of ziigwan as we explore the future of reconciliation with our Youth Ambassadors, celebrate World Water Day, and more.

DWF Youth Ambassadors, the Future of Reconciliation, Upcoming Important Dates, and more!

In March, we welcome ziigwan (Anishinaabemowin for springtime) and the promise of renewal and rejuvenation that it brings. As the earth stirs from its slumber and the ice loosens its grip on the waters, DWF invites you to dive into the spirit of ziigwan as we explore the future of reconciliation with our Youth Ambassadors, celebrate World Water Day, and more.

Educator Profile: Grace Gadon, K-3 Music Specialist, Elizabeth Rummel School, AB

“As an elementary music teacher who is constantly looking for impactful ways to weave Indigenous learning, particularly about residential schools to my students, I came across the song “Run” by Indigenous folk-gospel Juno-award winner, William Prince. Initially chosen for a musical performance for our Terry Fox assembly, when I looked more closely at the lyrics and ‘felt’ the rawness of the song, I thought of Secret Path, which I had been reading again as we neared Truth and Reconciliation Week.”