Lorraine Whitman, an Elder of the Glooscap First Nation, approached Just Us! Coffee in 2017 to work on a coffee to help bring respect and support during turbulent times.
1. “I believe in fair trade and making one’s dreams become a reality. Women in other countries may not have the political support or backing whether it be financial or moral.”
2. “Empowering Indigenous women, as I am one myself I realize the barriers and challenges we as indigenous women face more than what non-Indigenous women may encounter – racism, discrimination, having our children taken away and our culture attacked for no reason other than our race.”
3. “Giving Indigenous women and their families around the world a quality of life that we in Canada have; one of respect and ownership of our life journey which we control.”
4. “Most of all, recognizing that we are important, valuable people and that we have a lot to offer the world. We are the Water Keepers and we should be respected as we are the only ones that can bring a living spirit to this world.”
“I chose the name The Seven Sacred Teachings for this coffee because of my belief in our values and what they stand for. We, as Mi’kmaq, have lived by these teachings for thousands of years. When we start our day with love in a mug may we meditate and take one of these teachings we need to make our day easier to live by. Try it, it works. Wela’lin”
Lorraine Whitman, Glooscap First Nation Elder
*A portion of the proceeds will be directed towards select Indigenous programs.
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