Indigenous Communities | The Period Purse

Moon Time Education

*moon time = the menstruation time for some Indigenous cultures

The Period Purse honours the responsibilities to this land we work on that is traditional territory of many nations including Anishinabek, Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugags of the Credit. We work alongside many Indigenous communities to bring moon time (period) care to those who need it. 

From 2021-2023, The Period Purse has worked alongside a First Nations community who shared their knowledge, wisdom, experience, time, and talent to create a Moon Time Zine for generations to come partially translated into Kanien’kéha (Mohawk).

Are you looking for specific Moon Time education for First Nation, Métis, or Inuit group? We can provide you with a free one hour education session from a First Nations educator to lead this culturally responsive education for your group. Email us for more information!

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Supporting Moon Time Care

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Through individual donors and some grants, The Period Purse provides moon time products of choice (from bamboo biodegradable to reusable period products) to two First Nations territories. Our goal is to have free period products for those who need them across their territory in midwife outreach offices, libraries, schools, and community centres. 

Do you work for an Indigenous organization? We can ship you a box of menstrual cups if your workplace is in Canada, or on First Nation, Métis, Inuit territory. Please email us.

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To learn more, review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)'s recommended list of actions items and next steps.

We respectfully acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabewaki, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Mississauga, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

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