Quince & Co. is proud to honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as a company, and as individuals. As we continue to see the effects of climate change increase and worsen, we recognize the integral role of indigenous sovereignty and land stewardship in creating a just, equitable world, and preserving a living planet. Indigenous communities are at the forefront of the fight for climate justice, and have also been affected particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. That is why this year we are donating 10% of sales on this day to the First Nations Development Institute. This organization works to help preserve the language, culture, and practices of the indigenous peoples of the land, with programs focusing on youth, food justice, land stewardship, and housing, among many others. They recently released Gather, a documentary film about Native food systems and indigenous resilience.
From the First Nations Development Institute:
"On October 12th, First Nations is proud to stand with Native communities across the nation in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This day, which began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, raises awareness of the true history of the United States while celebrating the culture and resilience of Native people. It is a day of recognition and respect, and a holiday that more and more states and local governments have been observing every year, from South Dakota starting in 1989, to Arizona in 2020.
Still, at First Nations, we believe that every day is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Every day is a time to remind others about the factual history of Native people. Every day is the right time to honor Native culture, strength and fortitude. Every day is an opportunity to tell the world: We are here. We are still here. And there is much cause for celebration."
We hope you will join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year, and every year, and honoring the native peoples of this land every day.