The lands that make up present-day Canada have been inhabited by Indigenous people for millenniums. Canada has a dark history and on-going legacy surrounding church-run residential schools. These residential schools operated in Canada for over 150 years with the last one (The Gordon Residential School in Punnichy, Saskatchewan) closing in 1996.

Approximately 150,000 children were removed, often against their will, from their communities and forced to abandon their language, traditions, and cultural practices. Many of these children did not survive these schools due to their treatment and care.

This school system was just one tool used to colonize the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the harms they caused have had lasting and adverse effects.

Send it with a Stamp wishes to acknowledge the land on which we reside, known as Ottawa, is the traditional territory of two Indigenous communities: the Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. In an effort to promote meaningful reconciliation, we will be donating 5% of all sales in July to local charities supporting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.

Meegwetch (Thank you)

Learn more:
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Reconciliation through Education
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Historica Canada Education Portal: Indigenous History
National Film Board: Indigenous Cinema
Native Land
Whose Land