Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, or Orange Shirt Day. As such all EPL locations are closed for the day for staff and customers to reflect.
Smudging is an Indigenous ceremonial or spiritual practice to prepare a sacred space, cleanse energy, facilitate healing and promote spiritual connection.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we celebrate and honour the brilliance of Indigenous peoples who continue to build lives and families on these territories.
Naming practices for both places and people in Indigenous cultures differ from that of mainstream Canadian culture. Many Indigenous peoples have a name or names that were gifted to them in ceremony or by family. Generally, Indigenous place names are descriptive, communicating either what the place was (or is) utilized for or its spiritual significance.
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