Share Indigenous stories and honour the heritage and diversity of Indigenous people throughout Indigenous History Month
Education through the written word plays an important role in the reconciliation process and understanding of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With June being National Indigenous History Month, finding ways to share Indigenous stories and honour the heritage and diversity of Indigenous people remains a crucial requirement in the reconciliation efforts of Canadians.
Following the results of the Truth and Reconciliation report in 2015, Nicole McLaren started a book club with the intent to share Indigenous texts and learnings to open the dialogue regarding Indigenous history in Canada. The success of the book club inspired Nicole to grow the conversation and bring the experience to wider audiences, through a literature delivery service, Raven Reads.
Raven Reads is a consciously curated gift box subscription service filled with premium Indigenous items and literature. Each box contains a book by an Indigenous writer, along with premium giftware from Indigenous artists. The boxes are delivered seasonally to the subscriber's doorstep, with boxes available for both adults and children.
"Reconciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in this country." Says CEO and founder, Nicole McLaren. "For that to happen, there must be awareness of our collective past along with action that will change behaviour."
Raven Reads raises awareness and support for Indigenous artists and writers, with all proceeds going back into the community. Founded by Nicole McLaren, a member of the Métis Nation of BC, Raven Reads is 100 percent Indigenous-owned and operated. In recent years, the company has gone on to win several awards and notable recognitions amongst various business communities. Nicole is also the Founder and Chair of the Indigenous Women’s Business Network, an expanding non-profit network that provides support for other Indigenous women looking to start or grow their own business.
The summer box closes for orders on Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21st. Order yours now to learn more about the history of Canada's Indigenous community and creators.