We partnered with Fundy Textile & Design and some of our favourite local artists to create a new fundraising initiative: our very own line of t-shirts that help us “Think Outside the Box.”
Thank you to all who supported this initiative in support of the United Way of Colchester County.
To celebrate our 2022 campaign, we have a new t-shirt design in our E-Store!
Designed by Hailey Isadore*, a freelance graphic designer who works as a Communication Specialist at Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (also known as Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative).
”For me, when I hear ’Think Outside the Box,’ I think of when we were hit with the pandemic. I saw how our community came together and how we continued to connect to one another moving forward.
When the pandemic hit, we were forced to stay home and stay indoors more, and we had to ’think outside the box’ and get creative. Our community created fun and engaging opportunities for our family and friends to stay connected using social media. There were many contests that involved using your imagination to come up with ways to engage with your family or to get your body moving.
Whether it was getting physical activity, taking up a new dance routine, picking up a new book, learning how to care and grow a plant, or simply picking up the phone and facetiming a family member – people were encouraged to submitting images/videos of what they were doing to a shared social media page. We had learned so much over the time of being home with family and doing the things you feel you never have time for.
The love and connection that our community continues to have for one another is what I love about the Mi’kmaq culture and how we always look out for one another even if we are faced with challenges of not being able to see each other in person.
Moving forward, we have carried on these ways of connecting to one another and I will always be grateful for how things simply worked out because we had to ’think outside the box.'”
*Hailey is from Wagmatcook First Nation, currently living in Millbrook First Nation with her family. She has a certificate in Applied Communication Arts and a diploma in Graphic Design from NSCC. Her goal is to make others happy and bring their vision to life. ”The way I look at my job is ’making things look pretty.’”