INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PARTNERSHIPS
We listen. We learn. We respond.
SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
IN ONTARIO & MANITOBA
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee
and Anishinaabe people and express our gratitude to them
for allowing us to live and learn on their land.
Welcome to the IPPC
Our partnership with the Indigenous communities is about what the people want and what their priorities are, rather than what we think they need.
We want to listen! We want to help provide assistance for what Indigenous people actually want and understand their priorities, rather than assuming we know what they need.
Our Support Programs
Art for Aid
The Art for Aid Project is a program under the Canadian registered charity I Love First Peoples. Our combined focus is to improve education for students in remote Indigenous communities in Canada. We are volunteer run and do not receive federal funding. We depend on support from donors and Art for Aid raises funds through our Shopify store “The Art for Aid Shop” to support our demanding shipping and operations budget.
We are very grateful to receive support from the Rotary Indigenous Peoples Partnerships Cluster (IPPC). They have generously donated support to our shipping budget over the last couple of years, donated for the sewing machines as well as having provided a generous measure of materials and transportation support for our pilot project “Sew & Sew Skills Lab” in Natuashish, Northern Newfoundland to the Mushuau Innu School. The Sew & Sew Skills Lab program has now been expanded and includes 4 schools this year with room to expand to a 5th school in 2022’s school year.
We are all tremendously grateful for the support of such good people who believe in what we are working to achieve.
These Rotary Clubs have supported our District Grant towards the ventilation systems in Fort Albany.