ᑕᐣᓯ ᒪᐢᑲᐧ [Hello Bear] — Handmade by JC Bear

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Last updated on 15 Nov, 2022

SHOP MORE: TansiMaskwa.com // JenellBeard.RedBubble.com


Jenell Bear

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Jenell Bear


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About TansiMaskwa

Sales 560
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.

Shop members

  • Jenell Bear


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

Shop policies

Last updated on 18 Jun, 2021


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More information

Last updated on 18 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How much has been donated?

As of Jan 2022, $712.51

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 stickers and prints as lettermail with CanadaPost using mailers from recycled and recyclable material. Larger / more valuable items like sweaters and jewellery are shipped using CanadaPost Expedited Parcel.

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! Bulk orders (item x30+) receive a 15% discount.