Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit peoples are five times more likely to experience violence than any other population in Canada; this violence tends to result in more serious harm. Indigenous women make up 16% of all female homicide victims and 11% of missing women, even though Indigenous women only make up 4.3% of the population of Canada. Violence against Indigenous women and girls is systemic and a national crisis that requires urgent, informed, and collaborative action.
$5 from the purchase of each tee will be donated directly to Mama Bear Clan -- a community safety initiative that was created by North Point Douglas Women's Centre's Women's Warrior Circle. In 2016, a group of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts decided that safety is something that is fostered through relationship: within ourselves, our home, and in the community. Sometimes all people need to feel safe is knowing someone cares about them. By connecting with their neighbors and friends living on the street through patrols, Mama Bear Clan builds friendship and trust within our community while incorporating the Seven Sacred teachings: love, truth, honesty, respect, courage, humility, and wisdom.