BRINGING US ALL TOGETHER…ONE STROKE AT A TIME
We honour and support the Water Protectors, the Land Defenders and those working for cross-cultural understanding.
In selecting our funding projects, we look for people and organizations that are activist by their very nature, and focused on preserving and protecting the lakes, the forests, the rivers, the oceans…the waters of the Earth.
We recognize that in many Indigenous cultures, women are the caretakers of water and the guardians of the Earth’s most precious resource, so it is appropriate that we choose to work with movements inspired by or directed by Indigenous Women, for they will lead us forward.
All our projects are viewed through the lens that Indigenous Sovereignty and Autonomy are critical to climate solutions.
We are seeking meaningful relationships with like minded organizations and have identified and are engaging with or considering the following:
- Indigenous Climate Action
- RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
- Amazon Watch
On each paddle product page, we identify the project to where the net proceeds from the sale of that paddle will be directed.
On the grassroots level, we have been inspired by and wish to support the revival and continuation of the Water Walks, that were begun by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, an Anishnaabe Elder from Manitoulin Island. These walks are intended to raise awareness and consciousness for all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, about their connection to water...that we need to think about the way we treat water...to encourage people to preserve it...to ensure there is clean water for future generations.
We are continuing to review our funding options and as our supporter's contributions allow, we will entertain submissions for funding within the scope of our above focus.
Do you know of any other worthy groups or organizations we should be considering for funding? Please send along their contact information.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity of RAVEN and Amazon Watch for providing some of the impactful images that appear throughout the web site, that bring visual representation to our story.