Land Back

I think it’s safe to say that the news about the children being found in unmarked graves in residential schools across the nation is harrowing to say the least. The weight and the grief that I have personally felt is nothing in comparison to what the Indigenous communities are feeling. This is not a cause or a one time donation that needs to happen in order to make a change.

It’s much larger than that. 

The Light

This is a plea to you to do the research and learn the truth about the land you live on and the true stewards of the land. The false histories that have been taught to you in a school system that was meant to keep you in the dark needs to change now. What needs to be done is clearly stated in this article: Truth and Reconciliation offers 94 ‘calls to action’.

The candle is coloured orange to represent residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad, who shared her story about her experience at a residential school. Phyllis recounted her first day of residential schooling at six years old, when she was stripped of her clothes, including the new orange shirt her grandmother bought her, which was never returned. The orange shirt now symbolizes how the residential school system took away the indigenous identity of its students.

The candle is scented with lemon and basil essential oils. The metaphysical properties of both herbs is purification , protection and love. Our systems that are currently in place require massive purges and purification, while the communities that are grieving continue to call in love and protection.

The candle is scented with lemon and basil essential oils. The metaphysical properties of both herbs is purification , protection and love. Our systems that are currently in place require massive purges and purification, while the communities that are grieving continue to call in love and protection.

The candle is decorated with Cedar. One of the most important Native American ceremonial plants, used by many tribes as an incense and purifying herb. Cedar is especially associated with prayer, healing, dreams, and protection against disease. in this case the disease is one of the mind (greed, hatred, control, fear). It’s also decorated with Ceremonial Tobacco I received from Turtle Lodge Trading Post in Ontario. Semeh (tobacco) is the first plant that the Creator gave to Aboriginal Peoples. It is the main activator of all the plant spirits. Traditional tobacco was given to them so that they could communicate with the spirit world. It opens up the door to allow communication to take place.

I chose to decorate the candle with Watermelon Tourmaline crystals. It’s a very powerful heart stone that is here to help calm and soothe your emotions. It helps one access and unlock the deepest parts of one’s heart, pushing one to fully cleanse and heal all emotional wounds.

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The Love

15% of the money will go to True North Aid As a Canadian charity, their mandate is to provide practical humanitarian assistance through initiatives established on eight foundational stones of support. These include self-determination, reconciliation, water, food, health, housing, hope and education. Their priority is to help ensure the dignity and health of Indigenous people through action. Their self-determination activities are designed to help inspire and empower Indigenous youth to pursue their dreams and, in turn, empower their people and community.

With this candle you’ll receive a white pump cap as you’ll notice its a part of the candle jar. Once the candle burns down, wash out the jar with hot water and replace it with liquid soap, which is also included. We made you a natural vegetable based hand soap to go with your candle so that you’ll reuse the glass jar, stay clean, and wash away the sins of the colonisers who claimed to be the forefathers of this land.