Our Essence

We have built the Alinker company while living and working on the Unceded territories of all Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island. First Nations people never ceded or legally signed away their lands to the Crown or to Canada. A traditional territory is the geographic area identified by a First Nation as the land they and/or their ancestors traditionally occupied and used.

This land matters, and the people who tended to the land for centuries matter.

We acknowledge that we live on this Unceded land as uninvited visitors. We honour Indigenous people and their values and this land by using our business as a medium to raise awareness, speak our truths, feel the unbearable injustice that was done, create communities based on deep values of respect and generosity, protect the wisdom of elders, hire Indigenous people, build bridges, promote Indigenous entrepreneurs and their businesses and do our own inner work to understand and acknowledge who we represent, choose who we are beyond what we represent by our looks so we can build bridges toward a world for and by us all, in community for the next 7 generations.

We come through 7 generations and in our lives, live such that the next 7 generations can live healthy and together.

What you can do:

  • Acknowledge the land we are on, and put it on your HOME page
  • Promote indigenous ventures on your website (see below)
  • Partner with and support the LIFT initiative with monthly donations or % of your revenue
  • Hire indigenous people to elevate your team
  • Know your history, decide who you want to be, beyond what you represent (see below)

History, living history and present to learn and know about

Resources

Honouring Indigenous women owned ventures

We invite you to learn about these women and buy their products

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