ᑕᐣᓯ ᒪᐢᑲᐧ Friendly Greetings, Bear Handmade Art & Prints

Montreal, Quebec



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Jenell Bear

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Jenell Bear


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About TansiMaskwa

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On Etsy since 2021

Committed to reclamation, sustainability and giving back to the Canadian-Indigenous community

"Tansi" ᑕᐣᓯ (Hello; How do you do?)
"Maskwa" ᒪᐢᑲᐧ (Bear)
"Nehiyaw" ᓀᐦᐃᔭ (Cree; First Nations)

Derived from my family name (Bear), Tansi Maskwa is a project created for the purpose of reconciling with my heritage and giving back to the Indigenous community of Canada. A portion of monthly profits are donated to different Canadian-Indigenous establishments, currently $681:
April 2021: Daphne Montreal $14
May 2021: The Native Women's Association of Canada $10
June–September 2021 (+ Fundraiser): OrageShirtDay.org $500
October: Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre Society $32
November (+ Fundraiser) indspire.ca (Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Fund) $100
December Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami $25

The products sold on my shop are made with new material, therefore only fitting to aim as close to 100% recycled packaging when shipping orders. I am driven by sustainability and am constantly adapting as I go.

New material includes the printing ink/paper, postage, eco-friendly paper tape, and acetate sleeves (in the process of transitioning to compostable plastics). In the future, I am hoping to make prints and stickers available in compostable/recycled paper.

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  • Jenell Bear


    Nehiyaw/Settler Artist, Photographer and Designer based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, QC, Canada originally from Cold Lake, AB.

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Last updated on 08 Jan, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How much has been donated?

As of Dec 2021, $681.00

Customizations? Gift Wrapping?

Send me a message before placing an order if you would like to add customizations or gift-wrapping.

Shipping Methods

I ship my products as lettermail with CanadaPost using rigid mailers (from recycled and recyclable material) and in some cases, like prints, plastic sleeves are used to protect against water damage.

Wholesale availability

If you would like to purchase a quantity larger than what is listed, send me a direct message and I will get back to you within a few hours!