Greetings Beading Friends,
We are writing to let you know that Canada Beading Supply will be closed on Thursday, September 30th in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Over the years, we have heard some tragic stories not only about residential schools but colonial practices that continue to affect individuals, families and communities. We will be wearing our orange shirts and be considering ways we can contribute to the reconciliation process. Our Indigenous Peoples have a lot of wisdom to share if we stop to listen and put into practice their messages. A very powerful reference point is the Haufenosaunee Thanksgiving Address and two very informative books are Braiding Sweet Grass and Indigenous Writes for those of you who might be interested. An important take away from the messaging is that the direction suggested would be beneficial to all marginalized people and help the world be better for all.
Meredith Brent and Carrie