Visibility. Community. Education.

Taking back space in colonized areas. This is the impact aaniin is actioning.

I love the beauty of Indigenous syllabics, a distinctive set of symbols created to transcribe many of Canada’s Indigenous languages. But as an Indigenous woman in urban Canada, I rarely heard the language of my ancestors, let alone saw syllabics used outside of rare occurrences in museums and history books.

Founded June 2021

Our story began June 202 1 when I was I was walking down the street in downtown Tkaronto. I was so excited when I noticed symbols on a persons shirt. From a far I thought these symbols were syllabics and as they walked past me I realized it was just a triangle. This initiated the concept for the brand.

We live on Native land. 

Through aaniin, we can celebrate and acknowledge this.  We want to contribute to a world where an Indigenous person can feel proud, heard and represented. Canada’s Indigenous languages are beautiful, and the world should see and hear them daily.

In addition to our own designs, aaniin is dedicated to supporting other Indigenous creators by stocking and displaying their products and ensuring that 100% of profits end up in Indigenous hands.

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We appreciate your support

By purchasing our apparel, you are giving us the chance to take aaniin further.  We believe in education and in showing the world that Indigenous culture is alive, woven into Canadian society, and never to be confined in history books.



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