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bring up (a child) with care and affection
look after (someone) kindly and protectively
Submissions close at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 8th, 2022. Draw will take place and winner's will be announced on Monday, May 9th, 2022
ME: I miss my mother sometimes. Really bad.
OLD WOMAN: Maybe try missing her really well.
ME: How do I do that?
OLD WOMAN: See that sunrise? See how beautiful the colours are? How clear and clean the air feels? How good it feels inside of you?
ME: Yes. It's wonderful.
OLD WOMAN: She lives in that. So maybe just say, "Thanks, Mom" when you see and feel things like that.
I miss my mother really well now.
page 158, Embers, by Richard Wagamese
How do I win prizes?
Complete the Submission Form to receive an entry into the virtual ballot drum for our random draw.
There will be ten (10) grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will be divided between two kinds of participants:
Community Members (5)
Membership, ONWA Chapters and Councils (5)
Winners will be notified through ONWA’s social media channels, by email or telephone.
Prize Bundle includes:
Embers (book) by Richard Wagamese
Pair of socks
(How you use the prize is up to you.)
What defines a "mother"?
The Honouring Our Mothers promotion defines a mother as anyone who is a caregiver, who brings up (a child) with care and affection, and who looks after (someone) kindly and protectively. They do not have to be your biological parent. They can be your guardian, your foster parent, your aunt, your grandmother, or other relation.
How do I participate?
Submit your entry through our Submission Form telling us about what "mother" means to you. Share a teaching from or tell us a story that reflects the role of a mother in your life.
How many entries can I submit?
You can submit one entry per person through our Submission Form.
How long is this promotion?
The promotion begins on Monday April 25th, 2022 and ends on Sunday, May 8th at 11:59pm EST. Draw will take place and winner's will be announced on Monday, May 9th, 2022.
Who can participate?
Anyone – women, men, youth and children!
What are the Rules and Regulations of this promotion?
Click here to read the full Rules and Regulations for this promotion. Please be aware that by participating in this promotion you agree to follow the Rules and Regulations outlined for this promotion.
"Traditionally, our women were respected and valued within our communities. Arising out of our role as mothers, as givers of life, the role of Indigenous women is to care for and nurture life once it is brought into the world and, by extension, to care for and nurture our nations."
Anderson, A Recognition of Being